[knowledgelab] Hinkley C ~ Occupation of a 'new wave' nuclear reactor site

mp mp at aktivix.org
Thu Feb 16 13:03:41 UTC 2012

Hinkley C ~ Site Occupation

Watch video at: http://tinyurl.com/langborough

This film gives an account of the first few days of the occupation of
Langborough Farm on the site of one of the proposed 'new wave' of
Nuclear Reactors, at Hinkley point in Somerset. The activists took
occupancy in the early hours of Sunday the 12th of February and are
settling in to their new home and community.

Their aims include highlighting the fact that EDF, the French company
given the contract to build Hinkley C, have been given permission to
remove all hedgerows, trees and topsoil from the 500 hectare site,
before they have been given planning permission to build the power
station. The site includes a SSSI and a protected wetland (R.A.M.S.A.R)
and is home to some beautiful deer and protected bats.

This week has seen a number of visitors, and none more poignant than the
visit by a county council officer who issued them all with Iodine
tablets 'Just in case of a Nuclear Accident!'

Please support the campaign by heading to the Farm if you are able (TA5
1UD), by donating money, and by spreading the word!

Nuclear Power is not the solution to our climate change problems, with
an embedded energy per kilo of power outputed 5 times that of wind, and
a toxic waste that will be too hot to even move for 150 years...can we
honestly be certain that future generations will have the climate
stability necessary to deal with such a potentially devastating hazard...?

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