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Fighting new nuclear power stations in the UK

Samedi, 29 Mars, 2014 (Jour entier) - Mardi, 3 Mars, 2015 (Jour entier)

EDF is Eagerly Destroying Fields even though it doesn’t yet have permission to build the reactors - nor does it have approval for the reactor design, or even a final investment decision.

The new EPR reactor design will produce radioactive waste that is so toxic that it will have to be stored on site for over 100 years. The dangers associated with flooding, terrorist attack and accidental leakage are totally unacceptable.

NO MORE NUCLEAR BAILOUTS

The movement against the government's so-called 'nuclear renaissance' is winning….but we must keep up the pressure. Out of the eight new nuclear power stations supported by the coalition government when it came into power, only two are still on the table: Hinkley in Somerset and Sizewell in Suffolk.

French-owned EDF Energy - the owner of Hinkley and Sizewell - is pressuring the government to increase the range of hidden subsidies on offer in a desperate bid to attract interest from sceptical investors. THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN.

If EDF gets its way, it will be a double whammy for us - and for future generations. It will mean we pay twice: once as taxpayers and once as consumers through our energy bills.

We say put the £60bn earmarked for 'new nuclear' into a cleaner, greener, fairer future. The way forward is through energy reduction and greater investment into research and development to make renewable energy and energy storage fit for the 21st century.

We need to create a long term sustainable energy plan that is based on meeting people's needs rather than making profits for investors. In May, energy secretary Charles Hendry told ministers at a select committee hearing that the government’s energy policy would be robust enough without including nuclear in the mix. It's time we moved energy policy forwards rather than backwards.

NUCLEAR IS NOT THE ANSWER

....Chernobyl
The crisis is far from over: the sarcophagus covering the doomed Russian reactor is falling apart. Only this year, governments finally approved the funding for a new one. The human population in the most heavily contaminated territories is in decline. In Belarus 80% of children were born healthy before Chernobyl. Now, just 26 years later, only 20% of children are born healthy.

.....Fukushima
Thanks to people power, all of Japan's reactors have now been turned off. For the first time in over half a century Japan is nuclear free. However, the crisis at Fukushima is far from over.

  • The Japanese people are footing the bill. The company behind the power station, Tepco, has had to be re-nationalised because of the spiralling cost of compensation and the ongoing attempts to stabilise the reactors.
  • Many people are still living in heavily contaminated areas that should have been evacuated.
  • Food across Japan is heavily contaminated and people are being encouraged to support the farmers of Fukushima by eating it.
  • The triple meltdown is still in full swing.
  • All of the fuel pools in reactors 1,2,3 & 4 are in bad condition.
  • The pool in reactor 4 is of particular concern. Thousands of highly radioactive spent fuel rods are at risk of further explosions. If such an event occurs, high levels of radioactive contamination could spread as far as Tokyo and wipe out Japan's commercial infrastructure.

WE WANT A FUTURE, NOT A DISASTER

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Mardi, 30 Octobre, 2012 - 21:25

Two protestors from the Stop New Nuclear Mass Trespass at Hinkley Point Somerset who had been bailed to Bridgwater police station were released on Monday without charge, despite the fact that one of them had been arrested in possession of a set of boltcroppers as they made for the fence in order to cut through it. The police could have charged the two with the offence of 'going equipped' but it seems that EDF are so desperate to try and stop the campaign grabbing headlines that they have decided not to press charges.

Mercredi, 24 Octobre, 2012 - 20:41

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A nuclear-free future: if Germany can do it, why can’t we?

Following the nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the German government announced a new energy strategy that is nuclear-free, affordable and sustainable. This strategy is based on:

Mercredi, 24 Octobre, 2012 - 20:07

The latest mass protest against EDF Energy’s bid to build a new generation of nuclear power stations was a massive success. A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who came to the march and rally in Bridgwater in Saturday October 6th and who stayed on for the camp and mass trespass on Monday October 8th.

We’d like to send an extra special thank you to all those involved in organising the march and rally, setting up and running the camp, its kitchen and its workshops and the six people who were arrested before and at the mass trespass.

Mardi, 9 Octobre, 2012 - 16:33

CAMPAIGNERS from Wales took part in the Mass Action at Hinkley Point in Somerset calling for a halt to nuclear energy expansion.

CND Cymru vice-chairman Ray Davies, from Bedwas, and Paul Ralph, from Cwmbran, who campaign non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons, said they entered the proposed construction site at Hinkley nuclear power station in Somerset at 4am yesterday.

They managed to get through the fences to spread wildflower seeds.

Altogether about 30 protesters entered the site, displaying banners, and six people have been arrested.

Mardi, 9 Octobre, 2012 - 08:46

Seven people were arrested during a mass trespass at Hinkley Point power station, near Burnham-On-Sea, on Monday (October 8th).

The Stop New Nuclear Alliance said around 30 people had managed to get over the perimeter fence while three had attached themselves to the fence with locks and a further 20 had blocked the main gate.

More than 50 police officers guarded the power station as a weekend of action against the government's plans to build a third nuclear reactor, Hinkley Point C, were held.

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