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Exmoor Today: Anti-nuclear protesters plan mass blockade of Hinkley

ANTI-nuclear campaigners from all over the UK are planning to converge on West Somerset later this year for a “mass non-violent blockade” of Hinkley Point.

Groups across the country have united for the protests and refer to the event as a “Ghandi-style display of civil disobedience”.

They openly admit they will be risking arrest by blockading the access road to the site but believe the it is a risk worth taking to get their message across to the Government.

Bridgwater Times: Blockade plan to halt 'nuclear renaissance' in Somerset

BRIDGWATER is set to be the national focus of one of the biggest protests seen against nuclear power in this country.

Anti-nuclear campaigners are joining forces to blockade Hinkley Point nuclear power plant.

Since the Fukushima nuclear power station was fatally crippled by the Japanese tsunami earlier this year, an increasing number of countries have decided to veto nuclear power.

Mass blockade of Hinkley nuclear power station announced

With Italy being the latest European country to reject nuclear power, a coalition of anti-nuclear groups in Britain has announced plans to hold a mass non-violent blockade of Hinkley Point nuclear power station on 3rd October. The plant, near Bridgwater in Somerset, is expected to be the site of the first new nuclear power station, if current plans go ahead.

Non-violence guidelines

These guidelines spell out the objectives, the basis of nonviolence and the principles of decision making; they serve as the foundation of our action.

Within our non-violent action, we want to act jointly according to the action guidelines below. This does not mean that everyone has to accept these guidelines as their own worldview – they are only an agreement for this action.

The Problems with Nuclear Power

Renewables and efficiency are faster, cheaper, safer and cleaner

A compilation of information from various named sources by Angie Zelter, 31st May 2011.

Without access to water and power, any nuclear plant is a Fukushima waiting to happen.

1. Nuclear Power is Dangerous and a Threat to Security

Accidents

No reactors are accident-proof and a serious accident could happen in any power station as a result of technical defect or human error, releasing large quantities of radioactivity into the environment.

Map of Hinkley Point

Hinkley Point is located at the Severn Estuary, near Bridgwater. See the map below.

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Nuclear risk and climate change connection analyzed in new World Future Council report

Groundbreaking research examines convergence of nuclear and climate threats and its implications for global security

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