A Visnews cameraman visited the proposed site of the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, Kent, Dec. 10.
C.U. PAN FROM BOROUGH SIGN TO VILLAGE OF DUNGENESS
C.U. PAN UP FROM NO THROUGH ROAD SIGN TO PROPOSED SITE
G.V. LIGHT HOUSE AT DUNGENESS, AMIDST SHINGLE, TO THE WEST OF WHICH THE PROPOSED SITE
G.V. DITTO, A D BUILDING CONTRACTORS HUTS IN FOREGROUND.
G.V. PAN FROM LIGHTHOUSE TO SITE.
C.U. PAN FROM SIGN "WARNING TO MOTORISTS, DO NOT PARK ON THE SHINGLE," PAN TO SHINGLE.
C.U. PAN FROM SHINGLE TO PROPOSED SITE.
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Background: A Visnews cameraman visited the proposed site of the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, Kent, Dec. 10. On 220 acres of this shingle desert a reinforced concrete colossus will rise over the next few years. Or so it's hoped. Already there is an opposition to the Power Station, led by the Nature Conservancy.
Mr. E.M. Nicholson, Director-General of the Conservancy, objects to this "scientifically valuable shingle structure" being spoilt. He declared that there are already sufficient people in Britain who cannot tell a fox from a weasel. Mr. Nicholson declared that "we are getting to be close liaison between the amenity people and the naturalists to preserve the rapidly disappearing country-side.
The Director-General would compromise with the Central Electricity Generating Board on the exact siting of the Nuclear Power Station. Other groups supporting the Nature Conservancy include the National Farmers Union and the Kent Country Council.
The first public inquiry on the proposed Dungeness Nuclear Power Station opens on Dec. 16 at the War Memorial Hall, Lydd, Kent. Mr. Nicholson has promised the Central Electricity Generating Board a tough struggle.