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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.

Bridgwater marchers call for an end to nuclear power

Photographs of the anti-nuclear march and rally against EDF Energy's plan to build two new mega-reactors at Hinkley Point power station can be found at: http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk/photos. This link will also provide photos of the Stop New Nuclear camp and images of the blockade from Monday afternoon.

More than 150 people marched through Bridgwater today to protest against EDF Energy’s plan for two new mega-reactors at Somerset’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station.

Photographs of anti-nuclear march and rally in Bridgwater

Photographs of the anti-nuclear march and rally against EDF Energy's plan to build two new mega-reactors at Hinkley Point power station can be found at: http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk/photos. This link will also provide photos of the Stop New Nuclear camp and images of the blockade from Monday afternoon.

Bridgwater marchers call for an end to nuclear power

More than 150 people marched through Bridgwater today to protest against EDF Energy’s plan for two new mega-reactors at Somerset’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station.

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

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/

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.
'Dire straits'

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.'

Application by NNB Generation Co (EDF) to the Environment Agency for permits to discharge radioactive substances from the proposed Hinkley Point C power station

Note: Please make sure you email an objection to EDF's application to discharge radioactive substances into the air and sea from the proposed Hinkley C power station. Below is a suggested letter of objection.

to arrive by the deadline for comments – Thursday 15 December.

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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.

Nuclear power station to become target for mass blockade

People from all over the UK are set to descend on Hinkley Point nuclear power station to protest again EDF Energy’s plans to build two new mega-reactors next to the existing site.

More than 100 people have already pledged to join a symbolic mass blockade at the entrance to Hinkley Point in Somerset next Monday, October 3rd. On Saturday 1st October, anti-nuclear protesters will also join local residents in a march and rally close to EDF Energy’s regional HQ in nearby Bridgwater.

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