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Support The Reclaimers: protest as Hinkley Point nuclear power station hots up

Activists needed to defend squatted farmhouse at nuclear power plant

 

Somerset calling. It’s time for action.  We urgently need activists to help defend a farmhouse that has been squatted to stop EDF Energy trashing land for a new nuclear power station in Somerset.  Anti-nuclear campaigners have been joined by members of Seize the Day as the first residents of Edf-Off Cottage next to Hinkley Point nuclear power station.

 

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

Camilla Berens argues that the road to sustainability needs to be built by pioneers not procrastinators

 

Government faces High Court challenge on nuclear power plans

Calls for latest nuclear regulations to be quashed

A LANCASHIRE man who is opposed to Government plans to introduce up to 20 new nuclear reactors across the UK has launched a High Court legal challenge against the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Rory Walker (24), who lives close to Heysham, where one or two new reactors may be built, believes that the Secretary of State has not met his obligations in law and, as a result, is putting the health of local residents at risk.

Fukushima fuels wave of protests against UK’s "nuclear renaissance"

Kick Nuclear Press release  - 17 March 2011

As the tragedy at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in north-east Japan continues to unfold, campaign group Kick Nuclear is joining anti-nuclear activists from around the UK to plan a series of demonstrations and direct action events.

Spokeswoman Nancy Birch says:

From Fukushima to Hinkley SWAN Condemns the arrogance of the Nuclear Industry

Campaign group, South West Against Nuclear have come out today to express sympathy and solidarity with the people of Japan who are not only facing an unimaginable natural disaster, but also a rapidly unfolding disaster that has human handprints  all over it.

Says Debbie Richards" The Japanese Authorities have known for some time that they were due for a "big one" Whilst TEPCO knew that there were problems with their backup generators following the earhquake that rocked Fukushima #1 Plant in June just last summer"(1)

Japanese earthquake: timely reminder of dangers of nuclear waste storage in Cumbria

Anti-nuclear campaign group, Kick Nuclear, today urged the government to cancel its planned ‘nuclear renaissance’ following the declaration of a ‘state of nuclear emergency’ by officials in Japan.

Spokeswoman Nancy Birch said the dramatic shut down of eleven nuclear reactors following the Japanese earthquakes earlier today is a stark warning of the inherent dangers of the nuclear industry.

And Nancy added that Britain could be sitting on a nuclear time bomb:

Sizewell Camp 2011

Skill Share, Networking and Protest

Power for the People-Not Profits for the Few

Friday 22rd – Monday 25th April

Buried at C? Sizewell nuclear power station blockaded by anti-nuclear campaigners

By 7am this morning several campaigners masked as fish locked themselves together across the entrance of Sizewell A and B. They claim that the nuclear operators and the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) have not taken the possibility of flooding and coastal erosion at the Sizewell plants into proper consideration.

Leading Greens sign up to anti-nuclear coalition

Key Green Party figures, including leader Caroline Lucas MP, Green MEPs Jean Lambert and Keith Taylor, and Green London Assembly Members Jenny Jones and Darren Johnson, have signed up to the Kick Nuclear coalition.

They have signed up both as individuals, and on behalf of the Green Party.

The London group is part of the Stop Nuclear Power Network, which was formed earlier this year to campaign against government plans to commission a new generation of nuclear power stations next spring.

EDF Energy slammed for cruelty to Hinkley badgers

Pressure group warns of future safety risks at nuclear power plant

Energy giant EDF Energy has been blasted for breaching conservation guidelines and forcing a colony of badgers off land earmarked for controversial new nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point in north Somerset. Environmentalists warn that future corner-cutting could put lives at risk if construction of the two new reactors gets the green light.