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Bristol Channel,

inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, c.85 mi (140 km) long and from 5 to 50 mi (8.1–80 km) wide, stretching westward from the mouth of the River Severn and separating Wales from SW England. Its chief bays are Carmarthen and Swansea in Wales and Barnstaple (or Bideford) and Bridgwater in England. Many cities are on or near the channel; among the largest are Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, and Swansea. Along the coast of S Wales is a great concentration of economic activity, and Bristol Channel serves as a major shipping corridor. Milford Haven, a major oil-importing center, has a harbor that can accommodate large modern tankers.

Bristol Channel

an inlet of the Atlantic, between S Wales and SW England, merging into the Severn estuary. Length: about 137 km (85 miles)
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Energy Secretary Hutton said: "Harnessing the power of the Severn estuary could be an engineering project of breathtaking scale and we will look at the full range of technologies and locations.
We also demand to know on how many occasions has untreated sewage been diverted straight into the Severn estuary in the last year?
Rising sea levels are predicted to result in loss of inter-tidal habitat in the Severn Estuary.
Ton Fijen, technical director of Tidal Lagoon Power, said: "Swansea we see as the first in a whole number of similar lagoons, with two or three in the Severn estuary, another in North Wales [as reported in the Daily Post in May] and near Liverpool.
A tidal barrage across the Severn estuary would be a much more expensive way to generate "green" electricity than developing other forms of renewables, a report said yesterday.
GREEN campaigners were fiercely divided last night over plans for a pounds 15billion tidal barrage across the Severn estuary.
Artist David Knowles will be using the space to present a six-week long screening of his latest work Severn Estuary.
Now Ross Kemp (pictured) has taken another dive for his latest drama, this time plunging off the embankment of the Severn Estuary in Bristol.
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