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Fighting new nuclear power stations in the UK

Saturday, 29 March, 2014 (All day) to Tuesday, 3 March, 2015 (All day)

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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What's New

Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 17:50

Press release
08.10.12

The Stop New Nuclear Alliance can now confirm that a total of six people have been arrested following the mass trespass at Hinkley Point nuclear power station. Around 30 people managed to get over the perimeter fence. Three people attached themselves to the fence with bicycle locks. More than 20 others gathered outside the main gate.

Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 15:02

At least six people have been arrested during a protest outside the proposed building site for a new nuclear power plant in Somerset.

Several campaigners tried to climb over the fence around the land at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater.

Source (including video): http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2012-10-08/hinkley-protest-lu...

Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 13:09

Six protesters have been arrested during a mass trespass at the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

More than 50 people swooped on the perimeter fence of the land earmarked for two new EPR mega-reactors next to the existing power plant just after dawn on Monday 8th October.

Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 12:15

Press release for immediate use
8.10.12

At least eight protesters have been arrested during a mass trespass at the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

More than 50 people swooped on the perimeter fence of the land earmarked for two new EPR mega-reactors next to the existing power plant just after dawn.

Dozens fanned out around the 5-miles long fence while others held banners and placards outside the main security gate. A 14-foot banner reading, “Nuclear disaster zone. Boycott EDF” was hung across the gate.

Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 10:53

At least two protesters have managed to get onto the other side of the fence at Hinkley Point. Another was stopped by police as she tried to climb over.

More protesters have turned up with telescopic ladders. Police will not allow them to use them to put up posters.

Protesters have prepared 500 wild flower 'seed bombs' which they are throwing over the fence. They say they want to symbolically reclaim the land for nature.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has arrived to support the action of the protesters.

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