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National Day of Action against Nuclear Trains

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‘Mobile Chernobyl’

 

In soldarity with events at train stations around the country,  Southwest Against Nuclear held an awareness raising event at Bristol Temple Meads Train Station. Leaflets were given out about the problems of nuclear waste transport and maps of Britains Nuclear Train routes showing people that this deadly silent cargo isn’t just a problem for communities living near nuclear power stations but for communities everywhere, the highly radiaoctive spent fuel is far more vulnerable during transport than it is inside the containment of the reactors it came from!

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Talking to the public about Nuclear waste transport

Interesting conversations were had and many leaflets were given, over-all the response was positive, people had questions about what we think should be done about it, our answer has to begin with the obvious and that is to curtail production of more nuclear material, acknlowedging that we cannot ensure it’s isolation from the environment for the timescales invovled. The best that we can do is to contine to manage, monitor and repackage the so-called ‘legacy’ waste, and pass it forward to the next generation letting them know that we’ve failed to protect them and that this is the best we can do..

 

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Day 1 round up

After serving us with papers asking us to leave by 17:00 on Monday (which of course we didn’t) EDF came to talk to us yesterday think they realised that on this particular occasion with the #ChineseStateVisit  & all of the talk about China’s human rights records that it might not look too good for them evicting us…. So they agreed we can stay till Thursday unless something changes…like a visit from the Chinese President perhaps?

A Panorama picture of the old nukes the trashed Somerset AONB & the protest camp

A Panorama picture of the old nukes the trashed Somerset AONB & the protest camp

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National day of action against the nuclear industry in Solidarity with Japan

National day of action against the nuclear industry in Solidarity with Japan

Avaaz petition against Hinkley C in the UK

Avaaz are now starting to pick up on the nuclear issue here is a petition created by the newly SWAN in Avalon group based in and around Glastonbury. Please sign the petition, and add your voice to the call for an end to the ridiculous Hinkley C project.

Hinkley point A & B surrounded by flood water

Hinkley point A & B surrounded by flood water

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/End_Nuclear_Insanity_NOW_Ban_Construction_of_Hinkley_C_Nuclear_Power_Station/?cPKymab

Just last week the Cumbrian Councils who had been considering volunteering to become a host community for a deep nuclear dump voted 7-3 against it. They were the ONLY community in the UK to have even been serious about coming forward. The handful of other councils that considered it soon dropped the idea once they gave it some thought. This adds further weight to the concerns of many us that the governments plans are nothing more than a fantasy. Whilst doing this ‘fantasising’ is essential in terms of trying to deal with the legacy waste, it as both preposterous and unethical, to try & justify making even more dangerous waste off the back of these fantasys.

No wonder the British public & local authorities are nervous about the governments attitude to the very real dangers posed to us all from this deadly technology. And what a grim fantasy to have to concern ourselves with. Thanks ancestors. We can’t do anything about what you created. But to those of you in power – we can & will stop you.