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Fukushima Day Roundup

Local residents and environmental groups have reacted angrily to the announcement that prosecutors have decided to drop the charges for responsibility for the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. As Japan nears the third anniversary of the March 11 earthquake that crippled the plant, no-one has been held accountable for the second-worst nuclear accident in history, despite the independent investigative committee set up by the government concluding in July 2012 that the accident was “man-made disaster” caused by shortcomings in Japanese corporate culture.

The battle is far from over…..time to start collaring your MPs again……

You may have been disappointed to read recently that planning permission has been granted for EDF Energy to start construction work on the Hinkley C nuclear power station in Somerset.

But the battle is far from over.

EDF and the Treasury are still in deadlock over a strike price – the guaranteed price at which the government will buy power from EDF over next 30 to 40 years. EDF has been pushing for a price of around £100 per megawatt hour – twice the going rate for today’s electricity.

Remember Fukushima March 2013

Remember
It has been two years since the tsunami and consequent nuclear disaster in Japan. The effects are still being felt by the local populations who have been unable to leave, and in the wider environment.
Technicians continue to struggle to get the melted down cores under control, and prevent stored waste on site from further contaminating the area.

Please send this letter to your MP:

Name of MP
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA
Date

Dear

A nuclear-free future: if Germany can do it, why can’t we?

Following the nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the German government announced a new energy strategy that is nuclear-free, affordable and sustainable. This strategy is based on:

Post-trespass update

The latest mass protest against EDF Energy’s bid to build a new generation of nuclear power stations was a massive success. A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who came to the march and rally in Bridgwater in Saturday October 6th and who stayed on for the camp and mass trespass on Monday October 8th.

We’d like to send an extra special thank you to all those involved in organising the march and rally, setting up and running the camp, its kitchen and its workshops and the six people who were arrested before and at the mass trespass.

Reclaim Hinkley updates: camp info / transport / weekend schedule

Dear all,

last night, we secured a campsite for the Reclaim Hinkley camp this weekend. We are looking forward to seeing you at the camp and/or at the march in Bridgwater tomorrow. With this newsletter, we give you some last updates.

Contacting us over the Reclaim Hinkley weekend

As we will all be busy and in the camp, it might not always be easy to contact us. Please do not email us, as we will only have intermittent access to email.

HINKLEY TRESPASS NEXT WEEK!

Hello all,
Hopefully you're all prepared and raring to go to the series of protests arranged to take place next weekend and through Monday.
Please make sure you bring waterproofs and stout boots if you have them. Last year we prepared for rain and ended up with sun stroke, so bring along hats etc for all eventualities! <-break->

Timetable of events:

Mass trespass: schedule, travel and legal update

We’re almost there. Plans for three days of anti-nuclear activity from 6-8th October are taking shape. Here’s the programme so far:

Flyer for mass trespass now available to download

Hi everyone

Apologies for the delay but the flyer for the weekend of action and mass trespass in October is now available to download from the Stop New Nuclear website. You can find it under the 'What's New' section at the bottom of the home page.

If you have any problems with the download, please send us an email and we'll send the flyer file directly to you.

Many thanks for all the emails and trespass pledges you've send us. Much appreciated.

Very best wishes

the Stop New Nuclear Alliance

Call out for protest camp and mass trespass at Hinkley Point October 5-9th

It's crunch time

The government it about to sell our future to the nuclear energy sector and we all have to act before it’s too late.

The Stop New Nuclear Alliance is organising three days of non-violent direct action between Friday 5th to Tuesday 9th October. This includes:

Saturday 6th: a double die-in and day of action at Hinkley Point nuclear power station and the nearby town of Bridgwater
Monday 8th: a mass trespass at Hinkley Point

It is essential that you join us and make our collective voice heard.

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