At 6am on 23 November, 10 protestors from South West Against Nuclear and Bristol Rising Tide blockaded access to EDF energy’s nuclear sites at Hinkley Point, preventing the morning shift from starting work. 4 people in arm locks formed a barrier across the main access road at Wick Moor Drove in a bid to prevent further ground clearance work at the planned Hinkley C site and to protest at EDF’s plan to extend the life of aging reactors at the Hinkley B station.
Activists from Bristol, Plymouth and London Rising Tide joined others from the Stop New Nuclear Alliance in a mass trespass at Somerset's Hinkley Point nuclear power station on 8th October. 6 people were arrested.
More than 200 actvitists squatted a field next to Hinkley Point nuclear power station for three days of protests. On Monday 8th October, 50 people stormed the site earmarked for two new mega nuclear reactors. The protest aimed to highlight the huge environmental and financial costs of the government's bid to build 8 new nuclear power stations in the UK. More information and photos (thanks to Gary Austin) to follow.
Sunday 27th May 2012 Public day of action against the Rothamsted genetically modified wheat trial.
We need local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis. Despite being much trumpeted for some years now as an answer to climate change, no GM drought tolerant or ‘climate ready’ crops have made it to the table anywhere in the world. Nor do we think, even if ever possible, these would be a solution.
Submitted by Toadministrator on Sat, 18/02/2012 - 19:40
Activists are occupying a farmhouse close to Hinkley Point nuclear power station, to stop EDF Energy trashing land for a planned new nuclear power station; and are calling for more people to join them. Anti-nuclear campaigners have been joined by members of Seize the Day as the first residents of Edf-Off Cottage which is on the 400-acre site earmarked for two new mega-reactors. Following an occupation of trees last week, the campaign against Hinkley C power station being built on fragile coastal land has now moved to a nearby farmhouse.
Submitted by Toadministrator on Sat, 26/11/2011 - 14:48
While the CASTOR nuclear train was scheduled to leave on Wednesday afternoon, AREVA and SNCF have brought forward the departure of the nuclear train. Activists anticipated this may happen and have bought forward the start of the camp! Rising Tide UK have signed a solidarity statement with those taking direct action to stop the nuclear train.