The Thyspunt Alliance was formed to oppose the construction of Nuclear 1 and related infrastructure at Thyspunt. This area cannot sustain such a development both from a social and biophysical viewpoint.
We believe that the original site selection process was flawed. Feasibility studies were conducted in the early eighties and they are now outdated and not in step with the current situation. We believe that the area between Port Elizabeth and East London would be a better option than the currently selected site at Thyspunt. Alternatively the Duynefontein/Koeberg site should also be preferred to Thyspunt.
Furthermore we at the Alliance believe that the current Draft EIA is a document with a plethora of mistakes and omissions. We believe that we need to do everything in our power to ensure that the document is complete and free of mistakes and that due process must be followed. We demand that a second draft Environmental Impact Assessment be published prior to the final EIA being presented to the relevant authorities.