protest held over plans to expand Hinkley
campaigners from across the UK held a mass rally on Saturday (October
6th) in protest against plans to build Hinkley C nuclear power
station, near Burnham-On-Sea.
said the aim of the rally, held in Bridgwater, was to highlight
the stockpile of used nuclear fuel that will be stored at Hinkley
Point if the new reactor gets the go ahead.
are concerned about the impact on the local environment in the
event of an emergency.
Attwater from Stop Hinkley said in a TV interview: "It will
affect the whole of this country because we are a small country.
We can't contain a nuclear accident. There's a huge area of Japan
which is now a no-go area and the west country could become something
with the appearance of radioactive waste were wheeled through
Bridgwater to symbolise the high-levels of waste involved during
EDF Energy, which runs Hinkley Point and wants to build the planned
two reactors, says it has the support of the majority of local
people because the new plant would bring benefits in terms of
jobs and economic investment.
event in Bridgwater was peaceful but on Monday the protesters
are planning to scale the fence at the Hinkley C site and there
may well be arrests.