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.
This film gives an account of the first few days of the occupation. 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!