Author Archive: swanbristol

New Petition Now Online

Our new petition to Bristol City Council is now online on the Council website. We need 3500 signatures from people living, working or studying in Bristol by the end of October to have the topic discussed by Council.

We the undersigned petition Bristol City Council to rejoin the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) organisation.
(for background go to the petition site)

Visit to add your signature.

We will also be seeking Councillors to propose a motion to get the Council to rejoin NFLA. Once today’s election results are in we will be writing to all councillors to ask for their support. There will also be a letter for you to send (by email) to your local ward councillors.


Campaigners challenge Nuke-Research in Bristol

Campaigners challenge Nuke-Research in Bristol

Bristol University got £1.3 million (2010-2012) and funding for a Chair in Material Science for Nuclear Weapons Research from tax-payers money
“Britain’s existing Trident nuclear weapons system could incinerate 45 million people at the press of a button. Yet the Government is planning to develop it further! Shouldn’t this money and expertise be better spent on essentials of life, not planning death and destruction on an unbelievable scale?”

Join local anti-nuclear power & weapons campaigners
and Molly Scott Cato, Lead Green Candidate in the SW Euro 2014 elections

Monday 19th May at 11.00 am outside the Wills Memorial Tower, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ.


28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

….the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.  Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin.  They are saying that it could take up to 40 years to clean up the Fukushima disaster, and meanwhile countless innocent people will develop cancer and other health problems as a result of exposure to high levels of nuclear radiation.  We are talking about a nuclear disaster that is absolutely unprecedented, and it is constantly getting worse. Read more

Looks at what is happening to the wildlife in the Pacific!

The World Must Take Charge at Fukushima

Massive leakages of heavily contaminated water, crumbling structures, and spent fuels that if exposed to air could release 85 times as much lethal caesium as was released at Chernobyl are obvious reasons why urgent help is needed from the world’s top experts. Read more

Why UK Government’s Proposed £420 Billion Subsidy is Nuclear Madness

UK Government have proposed a £420 billion (minimum) subsidy for a French/Chinese consortium to build 12 nuclear production plants. We publish former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats, Donnachadh McCarthy’s letter giving 16 persuasive reasons why this is a both ecological and economic madness. Read more

What does China want with Britain’s nuclear industry?

The Chinese state is not philanthropic. Questions about safety, sovereignty and cost should be asked before we take its money. Read more

9th June: Food and Film “High Voltage power lines, G(et) RID of it !”

On Sunday, 9th June, there will be a screening of “High Voltage power lines, G(et) RID of it !”
The film gives a story of grass root resistance to the power lines built to connect the French EPR (new nuclear build in France) in Flamanville to the European electricity market. Also a chance to meet the French Activists involved in this struggle.
The film starts at 7.3o pm and is preceded by dinner cooked by SWAN crew  (£2.50 donation) at  6.30 pm
Venue: Kebele cafe 14 robertson Rd, Easton, Bristol.

Come to the demo in London 9th March

Come to the demo in London 9th March (tell your friends)

The catastrophe in Japan continues to unfold, with contamination spreading across the country and into the Pacific ocean. Meanwhile in the UK nuclear new build hangs in the balance as EdF, the only developer still willing to invest, seeks economic subsidies from our government.Taxpayer s are already paying  £1.5billion a year to manage the existing radioactive waste legacy ineffectively at Sellafield. And no long term storage solution has been found.

Now is the time to make your feelings heard on our energy future. Do we invest in genuinely clean, sustainable electricity, and reduce our demand by improving efficiency? Or do we let big business drag us further into the toxic morass of nuclear power? The Government is poised to announce planning permission for the new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in the next few weeks.

Come with us and remind them of the appalling consequences of nuclear technology. We don’t buy their greenwash.

Saturday 9th March  All Day  – Fukushima anniversary commemorative rally in London.

Meeting at Hyde Park Corner at 12 noon, we will march through London to Parliament where a rally will be held in Palace Yard at 2.30pm

Coaches leaving  Bristol Anchor Road –  Glastonbury Abbey car park – Bridgwater Bus station

Subsidised bus tickets  £12 waged/ £6 unwaged, There will be a paypal facility on the Stop Hinkley website, or cheques can be sent to Jo Smoldon (details given on booking) For more information or to contribute donations to help with the costs of putting on the bus for this event contact Jo Smoldon of Stop Hinkley
or phone her on 01278 459099

General info re transport swtransport@ stopnuclearpower

please sign the petition:*

https://www. en-GB/petitions/ ed-davey- secretary- of-state- for-energy- and-climate- change-stop- all-subsidies- for-nuclear- power

Sign avaaz petition to veto Hinkley C

End Nuclear Insanity NOW – Veto Construction of Hinkley C Nuclear Power Station

“We call upon David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Edward Davey, to stop the construction of Hinkley C Nuclear Power Station: 1. Nuclear Power is a dangerous and uneconomical. We can never predict damage to the reactor as a result of unstable weather conditions or seismic activity. The proposed Hinkley C site is on the Bristol Channel which experiences high tidal fluctuations. It is also within the vicinity of a fault line that had an earthquake 9 years ago. It could happen again.”

Click here for petition


Sign petition to stop plans for nuclear dump in Cumbria

The campaign to stop plans for a radioactive dump in Cumbria is beginning to make an impact across the country. But with just over a week until the vote on 30 January we need to keep up the pressure.  Please share the link to the petition on facebook and twitter, as well as with your email contacts. Please tell your friends, colleagues and family about this, and ask them to sign the petition at: