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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:

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.

Confidential EDF documents show serious accident risks with the EPR reactor

Press release, Sortir du nucléaire, 30 September 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Confidential EDF documents show serious accident risks with the EPR reactor

On Monday 27 September, the French Nuclear Phase out Network "Sortir du nucléaire" received internal EDF documents, showing that the design and manufacture of the vessel closure head for the EPR in Flamanville could lead to a Tchernobyl-type accident.

Don't nuke the climate! Nuclear power is not the answer to climate change

Nuclear power is a low-carbon form of electricity generation that can make a significant con­tribution to tackling climate change”, according to the govern­ment in the 2008 White Paper on Nu­clear Power. With these and simi­lar statements the UK go­vernment and nuclear industry try to present and justi­fy nuclear power as indispens­able if we are to combat climate change.

However, repeating the claim over and over again does not make it more true. It is seriously flawed.

Welcome to Stop Nuclear Power

Editorial of Stop Nuclear Power Network's broadsheet on nuclear power:

The paper you are reading was produced by the Stop Nuclear Power Network, a non-hierarchical network of groups and individuals committed to resisting nuclear power in Britain and worldwide (see bottom left). With this paper, we are trying to do something to counter the spin of government and nuclear industry. Nuclear power is not the answer to climate change, neither is it safe, nor is it economical, nor is it needed.

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