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Blockaders release 206 balloons to spotlight radiation threat

Protesters blocking the entrance to Hinkley Point nuclear power station will release a total of 206 helium balloons at midday. Each balloon represents a day that has passed since the catastrophic explosions at the Fukushima power plant in Japan.

The balloons are printed with radiation symbols and carry a message asking the finder to text a designated telephone number with their location.

The journey will then be mapped to show residents in the south west of the UK how vulnerable they are to radioactive contamination in the event of an accident at Hinkley Point.

Bridgwater Mercury: Protestors gather around Hinkley Point for "symbolic mass blockade"

SCORES of protestors have gathered around the Hinkley Point power station this morning to take part in a "symbolic mass blockade".

The blockade follow's Saturday's protest rally against nuclear power through Bridgwater. KEEP checking this website for more reaction to today's events.

Source: http://www.bridgwatermercury.co.uk/news/9283916.Protestors_gather_around...

The Telegraph: Protesters blockade nuclear power station

More than 200 people are blockading a nuclear power station in protest at plans to build new reactors at the site.

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

The new reactors at Hinkley would be the first of eight new nuclear power stations to be built in the UK.

Blockaders begin mass protest outside Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station:

More than 200 people have successfully sealed off the main entrance to Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

Convoys of protesters began to arrive at the main gate shortly before 7am. The entrance is just yards away from where EDF Energy is making a bid to build two new mega-reactors.

The blockade was launched with the arrival of a theatrical troupe who enacted a nuclear disaster scenario similar to Fukushima. Approximately 70% of protesters are from the South West. Others have come from as far afield as Belgium and Germany.

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.

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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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.

Jack FM: Hundreds of people from all over the UK are set to descend on Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

The mass blockade will take place from 7am this morning at the entrance to Hinkley Point.

It is in protest again EDF Energy’s plans to build two new reactors next to the existing site.

The new reactors at Hinkley will be the first of eight new nuclear power stations to be built in the UK.

Spokesperson, Andreas Speck, said: ‘This blockade is designed to warn the 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.’

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.

Workers at Hinkley C nuclear power plant in for a raw deal

A leading environmental activist warned today that jobs at EDF Energy’s proposed nuclear power plant in Somerset would either be non-existent or ‘from the bottom of the barrel.’

Yannick Rousselet from Greenpeace France said the work situation at EDF Energy’s protoype EPR reactor at Flamanville in northern France was ‘shameful.’ He added that far from the secure, long-term jobs that local people had been promised, unemployment had risen in the area since construction began.

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