Main construction work on the UK’s first nuclear power plant in a generation could begin as early as December. EDF also have a delegation in China negotiating contracts for the manufacture of pressure vessel and other key components.
Some of the largest diggers in Europe have been moved onto the Hinkley Point proposed C site and contractors have been told to prepare to start on site in December. Firms appointed to various roles on the mega-project include Laing O’Rourke, Bouygues, Costain, Kier, Bam Nuttall and Dean & Dyball, a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty
However rumour is that EDF and the Chinese investors are falling out and Areva (the other state funded French nuclear firm) is collapsing…….
Dates for your diary
Saturday 22nd November –
Nuclear Waste Train Action at Bridgewater Railway Station, 10.30–13.00. Contact: Jo Smoldon 01278 459099 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 24th November –
‘Beating the Bomb’, at the Truth Out Cinema, 18.00-20.00 at the Arts House Café, 108A Stokes Croft, BS1 3RU. Free entry but donations appreciated.
‘Beating the Bomb’ charts ‘The Bomb’ from 1941 to present day; juxtaposing the political backdrop against the growth of the peace movement and framing the nuclear weapons issue within the wider context of global justice.
There will be a Q&A after the showing with Nikki Clark of SWAN who is currently on trial for direct action against Trident.
Thursday 27th November – “Get Nukes Off Campus … Out of Britain …. Banned Worldwide”. Two open meetings in Bristol with Rebecca Johnson, Vice-president of CND, University of Bristol Physics graduate & long-time anti-nuclear activist
17.00–18.30 at University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Room 3C01
19.30–21.00 at University of Bristol Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2) Arts Complex 3-5 Woodland Road BS8 1TE
For more info: http://actionawe.org/
Rebecca Johnson is an expert on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, with more than 30 years experience of civil society engagement and nonviolent campaigning for peace and justice.
Rebecca lived at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp for five years (1982-1987) and co-founded the Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp(aign). She is Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and has recently acted as a consultant for the United Nations, the European Parliament and the Nobel Women’s Initiative and the Interaction Council.
Keep updated FB page :Witch Watch Full moon gathering at Hinkley Point
Thursday 4th, 11th & 18th December – Advent Vigils at Aldermaston, 12:00-13:00 at Tadley Gate, on the A340. Vigil for justice & peace; this is the time for ‘the elimination of all nuclear arsenals’ (Article V1, the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.)
Aldermaston AWE is where our nuclear weapons are researched and built, and where they are decommissioned and dismantled. Decommission yes, Replace no!
Bring Candles and pink Scarves; all faiths (and none) welcome; parking opposite.