SiVEST, the consultant company responsible for the Environmental Impact Study (EIA) of the proposed transmission lines from the controversial nuclear power station at Thyspunt has made the following announcement:
An extension of the public review period of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) has been granted. The review period has been extended from Friday 2nd September 2011 to Monday 10th October 2011.
The comment period on the reports is now 85 days.
Please note that all comments received on the DEIR will be captured in the Issues and Responses Report.
For additional information regarding this proposed project, please contact the Public Participation Office: Nicolene Venter, Mabel Qinisile or Andrea Gibb at:
Opposition to the proposed nuclear power station at Thyspunt is growing in the Kouga, despite the short term benefits the development will have for the economy of Jeffreys Bay and the Kouga.
Fears that a massive influx of job seekers, far in excess of the 7 000 odd workers that will be needed during construction, are well founded. The crumbling sewage and road infrastructures of the Kouga will also simply not cope with more residents.
Concerns about the impact on crime have also been raised by the Community Police Forum (CPF), with Eskom already having admitted in the Social Impact Study that crime will certainly increase in the area.