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Severn barrage faces economic hurdle

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:38 am    Post subject: Severn barrage faces economic hurdle Reply with quote

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The Ecologist - 30/06/10



The coalition Government's silence on the Severn tidal barrage may be a reflection of the high economic costs rather than the environmental concerns surrounding the project

The idea of building a barrage across the River Severn to generate electricity goes back at least to 1925, when an investigation concluded that, although technically possible, the project was too expensive to be viable. It seems little has changed.

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