Airbus project in 'sandbank or superjumbo' row

One of the most colourful jobs versus environment rows in recent years exploded in March when consents to dredge in the Dee estuary in north Wales were refused on nature conservation grounds. The decision put in doubt whether an Airbus factory will be able to ship wings for Europe's "superjumbo" from a port in the estuary to France. It prompted politicians into a display of anti-environment sentiment which only Airbus itself managed to better.

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