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
josephine.smoldon@ virgin.net
or phone her on 01278 459099

General info re transport swtransport@ stopnuclearpower uk.net

**STOP NEW NUCLEAR NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!!!!
Write to your MP – NO SUBSIDIES FOR NEW NUCLEAR
please sign the petition:*

https://www. change.org/ 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:

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-plans-for-a-nuclear-dump-in-the-lake-district

 

NFLA concerned about safety and waste issues in EDF’s decision to extend to 2023 operations at Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B

The NFLA encourages the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency to carefully consider the safety and waste cases behind EDF‟s decision to prolong the operating life of its nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point B in Somerset and Hunterston B in Ayrshire (1).

The NFLA also believe that this is a premature decision given that the next Periodic Safety Review for the reactors is not due until 2015. As part of this process the sites will require new radioactive discharge authorisations – in the NFLA‟s view EDF is jumping the gun in saying therefore that the plants will be open until 2023. Read more

Inside Out West BBC 1

Members of South West Against Nuclear will be talking about the Bristol NFLA campaign on BBC1 Inside Out West on Monday 17th December at 7.30 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00807r6

Deal for new nuclear power signed

Deal for new nuclear power signed

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority to set new guidelines

Note that Bristol is within  the 30K radius of Oldbury Power Station

Nuclear Regulation Authority to set new guidelines (Japan)

The newly launched Nuclear Regulation Authority is set to come up with new guidelines on nuclear disaster management, particularly expanding the area for urgent measures in the event of a nuclear accident. Currently, the area is just at a 8-10 kilometer radius, but after the Fukushima power plant crisis in 2011, they believe the area should be expanded to a 30 kilometer radius. Read more

Sharp rise in nuclear transport accidents

According to a new report from the UK government’s Health Protection Agency (HPA), there were 38 incidents reported in 2011, up from 30 in 2010. This is the second highest in the last six years, which have seen a total of 195 mishaps (see table below).

Sharp rise in nuclear transport accidents

From Fukushima to Hinkley Point

Climate change is a major security threat, but it can’t be solved with the 20th century’s nuclear technologies. On her return from meeting people trying to revive abandoned villages left contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster,  Rebecca Johnson raises concerns about plans for a new generation of nuclear power reactors in Britain, starting with Hinkley C.

From Fukushima to Hinkley Point