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Sizewell Scud imagines the impact that 12 years of Sizewell C construction traffic (at peak, 1500 HGVs and literally thousands of cars and hundreds of buses - every day! - 89/8on the A12 and Suffolk's tranquil rural roads) and the dust of its 35 meter high spoil piles will have on air quality in this area if planners give this project the go-ahead after the final Stage 3 consultation.

Latest research reveals that 17.9 million people live in places in the UK where particulate pollution exceeds World Health Organisation guidelines. East Anglia already suffers at times from ground level ozone and particulate pollution which during pollution episodes can be higher than anywhere else in the country (for example, ground level ozone 27th July 2018 and particulates 4th March 2018 - source DEFRA Air Pollution Bulletin). See George Monbiot's article Don't Breathe to find out more about the scandalous toxic impact of poor air quality, especially on our children.

Sizewell C construction poses a huge additional risk to local people’s health, particularly to children living or going to school near the A12.
Act now to ensure the Scud doesn’t come to us!
If you live in Suffolk, let EDF know what you think by responding to the SZC Public Consultation before 29th March 2019. And don't forget to send a copy to your local councillors and your MP too so they know what you think - they're all invooved in the planning process. For helpful links, see the bottom of the page.

And finally why not get people together in your community or at your local school and campaign for protection of our air quality. I'd love to join in!

Why 'Scud'?

A friend who used to live in Sizewell told me that the locals there use 'scud' to describe the mist there. I like the dictionary definition too:

1. move fast in a straight line because or as if driven by the wind.
1. literary
a mass of vapoury clouds or spray driven fast by the wind.
a driving shower of rain or snow; a gust* [*perhaps of dust?]
the action of moving fast in a straight line when driven by the wind: "the scud of the clouds before the wind”
2.  a type of long-range surface-to-surface guided missile able to be fired from a mobile launcher.

It seems to sum it up pretty well...

How to use Sizewell Scud...


Not suitable for asthmatics or those suffering from bronchial diseases.
The young, elderly, pregnant and those taking part in sporting activities should seek medical advice prior to inhalation, and breathe alternative air sources wherever possible. Air pollution stunts the growth of lungs, affects intelligence & raises the risk of asthma, lung disease, cancer, stroke and heart failure. It is also linked to incidence of mental illness, dementia, diabetes and poor birth outcomes.

In the likely event of your suffering any adverse effects from inhalation of this product, seek medical advice immediately. Scientists estimate that air pollution could be responsible for 36,000 deaths in the UK every year.

Breathing is undertaken strictly at the user’s own risk.

Ingredients: nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium, methane, krypton, hydrogen, water vapour.
May also contain: nitrous oxide, xenon, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, benzene, lead, iodine, carbon monoxide, ammonia, particulate matter (PM2.5 & PM10), synthetic chemicals (including pesticides), POPs (persistent organic pollutants), dust, solvent vapour, radon, bacteria, spores, sea salt, ash, pollen, tyre dust. This is a constantly changing blend: other toxic ingredients may be present.

All ingredients have been widely tested on humans, animals and plantlife with mixed results.
Contents may have been previously inhaled & contain produce of more than one country.


If you want to find out more about air pollution see the World Health Organisation website for lots of helpful information.

Suffolk Councils disappointed by EDF Energy’s lack of detailed proposals call on energy firm to work collaboratively to demonstrate the value of the proposed development
: click here to read the Suffolk councils' joint response to the SZC Stage 3 consultation.

For Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth's very helpful guidance about Sizewell C stage 3 consultation, click here
- don't forget to include air quality in your response!

or email me for more advice or campaign ideas.

To see the full range of Fresh Air in Suffolk, click here.
To help safeguard future air supplies, learn how to Air Raid.
Or help the rest of the world breathe more easily with AIR AID.