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The Independent Online: Activists hail nuclear plant protest

Protesters who blockaded a nuclear power station today have said their actions were a "phenomenal success" in shedding light on opposition to new nuclear reactors.

Members of several anti-nuclear groups who are part of the Stop New Nuclear alliance barred access to Hinkley Point power station in Somerset in protest against EDF Energy's plans to renew the site with two new reactors.

Stop New Nuclear claimed more than 200 people took part in the peaceful "celebration of resistance" - which saw just one arrest - while EDF said the number of protesters was closer to 100.

edieEnergy: Protesters blockade nuclear power plant

About 100 protesters are blockading a power station as part of an on-going campaign against plans to build a new nuclear station on the site.
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Burnham-on-Sea.com: Demonstrators say blockade of Hinkley Point was a success

Hundreds of demonstrators who blocked the main access road to Hinkley Point power station near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (October 3rd) to highlight their opposition to plans for two new nuclear reactors have hailed the action a success.

The action came after the power station's owner, EDF Energy, applied for planning permission to build on the site, which is one of the locations proposed by the Government.

Monday's nine-hour blockade attracted supporters from all over the UK and some even came from as far afield as Ireland, Germany and Belgium.

Western Morning News: 'No new nuclear' protest outside Hinkley Point

An attempted blockade of Hinkley Point nuclear power station is due to begin today as campaigners against a proposed replacement nuclear plant step up their protest.

Stop New Nuclear, a group of organisations wants to halt the plan for the new twin reactor Hinkley C, and site clearance work, which has already started at the Somerset site. Developer EDF Energy has yet to apply for planning permission for the new station itself.

Wales online: Hinkley power station proposals ‘poses a threat to one million people in South Wales’

by Helen Turner, Wales On Sunday
Oct 2 2011

WELSH campaigners protested in Somerset yesterday against EDF Energy’s plans to build two new nuclear reactors – arguing they pose a threat to more than one million people in South Wales.

The new power station proposed for the site across the Bristol Channel at Hinkley Point would be just 15 miles from Barry. Cardiff and Newport are less than 30 miles away.

ITV West Country: Hinkley Nuclear Rally

Protestors fighting plans to build 2 nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point marched through Bridgwater this afternoon. They say nuclear power is dangerous and could damage the environment. EDF Energy say people in the town will benefit from the new power station which will provide cleaner energy.

By: Joan How

Source: http://www.itv.com/westcountry-west/hinkley-nuclear-rally91931/

Burnham-on-Sea.com: Protest march held in opposition to Hinkley Point expansion plans

More than 150 people joined a march on Saturday (October 1st) to protest against EDF Energy’s plan for two new reactors at Hinkley Point nuclear power station near Burnham-On-Sea.

In the first of a series of demonstrations over the next few days, protesters converged opposite EDF Energy’s regional headquarters in Bridgwater with an array of costumes and banners before marching through the town centre.

Two protesters were dressed as the grim reaper and carried a large banner saying: 'Nuclear energy: the death of a safe, affordable future. Boycott EDF.'

BBC News: Hinkley Point protesters hold Bridgwater march

Campaigners against plans for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point have held a march and rally in Bridgwater.

The Stop Hinkley campaign group wants to stop preparation work being carried out on the Somerset site.

The nuclear power station has yet to be granted permission from the government, but preparatory works have started.

EDF Energy says work to clear the land will bring 500 jobs to the area and bring the plant's completion forward.
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Bridgwater Times: Strong protest against Hinkley nuclear reactor plans

PROTESTERS from across the UK are expected to descend on Hinkley Point nuclear power station to protest against EDF's plans for two new reactors.

According to protest group Stop Hinkley, more than 100 people have already pledged to join a "symbolic" day-long mass blockade at the site's entrance from 7am on Monday, October 3.

On Saturday, October 1, anti-nuclear activists are to join locals in a march from French energy giant EDF's Bridgwater HQ to a rally in the town centre from 1-4pm.

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Blockade planned at Hinkley Point

PROTESTORS are set to hold a “symbolic mass blockade” at the entrance of Hinkley Point on Monday.

Anti-nuclear campaign group Stop Hinkley claims more than 100 people from across the UK have pledged to join the blockade, and says a march and rally will be held close to EDF Energy's regional headquarters in Bridgwater on Monday.

Group spokesman Andreas Speck said: “This blockade is designed to warn the UK government and EDF that those who understand the real dangers of nuclear power are not prepared to stand by and allow these untried, untested reactors to be built.

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