PRESS RELEASES ON GENERAL NUCLEAR TOPICS
14 Dec 2017: Hinkley Point uncooked Christmas Turkey: Stop Hinkley members arrived at Hinkley Point C building site to deliver the uncooked Christmas dinner turkey and asked “It’s 2017, EDeF! Where’s the lecce for the HPC turkey?” More >>>
09 May 2017: If Theresa May really cared about energy prices she would cancel Hinkley Point C: Commenting on today’s news that Theresa May is to press ahead with her promised cap on energy prices, Stop Hinkley spokesperson said: “If Theresa May wants to cut energy prices, the first thing she should do is cancel Hinkley Point C.” More >>>
14 Sep 2016: Over 300,000 people call for Hinkley to be scrapped: Stop Hinkley campaigners will join Greenpeace at 11am on Thursday 15th September to hand in a petition at 10 Downing Street. More >>>
12 July 2016: Vivienne Westwood becomes Stop Hinkley Patron: With EDF Energy’s plans to build two massive new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset looking ever more precarious, Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE has announced that she will become a patron of Stop Hinkley. More >>>
11 Dec 2015: Stop Hinkley welcomes Paris Agreement, but decries nuclear lobbying: Stop Hinkley has today welcomed news that a deal on tackling climate change is in sight at the Paris talks. However, lobbyists and nuclear industry champions have been in overdrive during the Conference. More >>>
24 Nov 2015: Jonathon Porritt and Molly Scott Cato MEP join list of Stop Hinkley Campaign Patrons as UK Government energy policy goes backwards: The Government’s energy policy is looking increasingly inept, as Jonathon Porritt and Molly Scott Cato MEP agree to act as Patrons to the Stop Hinkley Campaign. More >>>
22 Oct 2015: Campaign continues - Hinkley Point C announcements a false dawn: The Stop Hinkley Campaign today declared the campaign against the proposals to build a new nuclear station at Hinkley Point C as far from over. More >>>
11 Oct 2015: Denis Baupin, Vice President of French National Assembly, joins White Elephant Demonstration at Hinkley Point: On a beautiful sunny afternoon Dennis Baupin and Molly Scott Cato MEP spoke eloquently in front of the greatest White Elephant in the history of UK construction, Hinkley Point. More >>>
2014: Hinkley Point C - A Review of the Year: The so-called UK nuclear renaissance "increasingly looks less a rebirth than an unsatisfactory assortment of stalling, disjointed projects". More >>>
18 Sep 14: Nuclear Waste Train Action Day Saturday 27 September: Members of the local campaign group Stop Hinkley will stage a nuclear waste demonstration, 9.30am till midday at Bridgwater Railway station, in solidarity with a country-wide protest at the movement of radioactive waste along the railway network. More>>>
31 Mar 14: An Taisce win leave to fight Hinkley at Court of Appeal: The Stop Hinkley Campaign welcomes the recent announcement that An Taisce, the Irish National Trust, have succeeded in being granted leave to take their case to the court of appeal. More>>>
19 Feb 14: Stop Hinkley to hold public meeting on the Radiation Risks of Nuclear & Fracking & how we can transform the Energy System: In solidarity with Frack-free February Stop Hinkley & South West Against Nuclear are hosting two public meetings in Bristol & Bridgwater about the radiation risks of nuclear and fracking and what we can do to transform the energy system. More>>>
19 Nov 13: Former Euro MP decides to take the Hinkley fight to Europe: Stop Hinkley campaigners today welcomed the news that Richard Cotterell, a former Euro MP for Bristol, has decided to re-enter European politics as an independent on a 'Stop Hinkley Point' ticket. More>>>
04 Feb 13: "Worst ever week for Hinkley C": A spokesperson for the Stop Hinkley campaign group in Somerset , has hailed the past 7 days as "the worst ever" for EDF's delayed new nuclear plans. More>>>
23 Nov 12: DAWN BLOCKADE LEAVES NUCLEAR WORKERS LOCKED OUT: At 6am this morning 10 protestors blockaded access to EDF energy's nuclear sites at Hinkley Point, preventing the morning shift from starting work. More>>>
08 Oct 12: Update on mass trespass at Hinkley Point: The Stop New Nuclear Alliance can now confirm that a total of six people have been arrested following the mass trespass at Hinkley Point nuclear power station. More>>>
08 Oct 12: Anti-nuclear activists claims major victory in mass trespass: At least eight protesters have been arrested during a mass trespass at the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset. More>>>
03 Oct 12: NEW GREEN PARTY LEADER TO JOIN MASS TRESPASS AT NUCLEAR POWER STATION: 08/10/12: Protesters from all over the UK will be joined by the new Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, on a mass trespass demonstration at Hinkley Point nuclear power station. More>>>

29 Sep 12: LONG STANDING ANTI NUCLEAR CAMPAIGNER DIES: It is with huge sadness that Stop Hinkley announces the untimely death of Crispin Aubrey. More>>>

17 Sep 12: MASS TRESPASS PLANNED AT HINKLEY POINT NUCLEAR POWER STATION - 8 October: Protesters from all over the UK are gearing up for a mass trespass at the site earmarked for the first of a new generation of nuclear power stations. Hundreds are planning to converge at a weekend protest camp before scaling the fence round land being cleared for the controversial Hinkley C power plant in Somerset. More>>>
23 Aug 12: Follow US example: halt new nuclear until waste issue resolved - Stop Hinkley: The British government should follow the example of the United States and place a moratorium on licensing new nuclear power stations until crucial issues about radioactive waste have been resolved, the Stop Hinkley campaign said today. More>>>
16 Aug 12: Peace Walk from Aldermaston to Hinkley Point: A group of supporters of the campaign against a new nuclear power station will be walking all the way from Aldermaston in Berkshire to Hinkley Point later this month. More>>>
08 May 12: Stop Hinkley Protesters Lobby Centrica AGM: Members of the Stop Hinkley campaign will be lobbying shareholders at this Friday's AGM of energy company Centrica asking them not to invest in the "Hinkley C" nuclear power project in Somerset. More>>>
11 Mar 12: Hinkley Point Nuclear Site Blockaded on Fukushima Anniversary: Anti-nuclear protesters continued to blockade the entrance to Hinkley Point nuclear power station throughout today, Sunday 11th March, in protest at plans to build new reactors on the site. More>>>
27 Feb 12: Stop Hinkley Wins Victory for Free Speech Against EDF: The campaign group Stop Hinkley and other anti-nuclear campaigning organisations won a victory in the High Court today when a legal action against them by French energy company Electricite de France (EDF) was thrown out by the Judge, Mr Justice Floyd. More>>>
24 Feb 12: EDF Energy attempts to shut down peaceful protest: The Stop New Nuclear alliance has reacted with outrage at EDF Energy's attempts to restrict peaceful protest against a proposed new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. The French firm is seeking an injunction which would limit current and future protests at the controversial site, which has faced fierce local and national opposition. More>>>
22 Feb 12: Jonathon Porritt to join anti-nuclear protest at Hinkley Point on eve of Fukushima anniversary Saturday March 10th 2012: Leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt will join demonstrators at Hinkley Point nuclear power station to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster - and to call for a halt to the development of Hinkley C. More>>>
17 Feb 12: Stop Hinkley Condemn Token UK Jobs: The nuclear deal agreed today between David Cameron and Nicholas Sarkozy is a PR exercise for the Nuclear Industry. More>>>
02 Feb 12: Report shows successive Ministers and Parliament were misled on case for nuclear power: A new report, A Corruption of Governance, exposes that the evidence given to Ministers and Parliament, promoting the use of nuclear power, was a false summary of the analysis carried out by government departments. More>>>
03 Oct 11: Hinkley Point blockaders declare victory over EDF Energy: Anti-nuclear protesters have declared the mass blockade at Hinkley Point today as a victory over EDF Energy. The nine-hour blockade attracted supporters from all over the UK. More>>>
03 Oct 11: Blockaders release 206 balloons to spotlight radiation threat: Protesters blocking the entrance to Hinkley Point nuclear power station will release a total of 206 helium balloons at midday. Each balloon represents a day that has passed since the catastrophic explosions at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. More>>>
01 Oct 11: Bridgwater marchers call for an end to nuclear power: More than 150 people marched through Bridgwater today to protest against EDF Energy's plan for two new mega-reactors at Somerset's Hinkley Point nuclear power station. More>>>
27 Sep 11: Hinkley Point nuclear site targeted for mass blockade: People from all over the UK are set to descend on Hinkley Point nuclear power station next week to protest against EDF Energy's plans to build two new mega-reactors next to the existing site. More>>>
01 Jul 11: "Government Tried to Play Down Effects of Japanese Accident" - Stop Hinkley Campaign: The Stop Hinkley campaign will be raising the issue of the dangerously cosy relationship between the nuclear industry and the government at a meeting in London next week. This follows revelations that government officials tried to play down the potential effect of the Fukushima accident in Japan on the UK 's nuclear ambitions. More>>>
18 Jun 11: "No More Nuclear Power in Somerset" Stop Hinkley Campaign at Glastonbury Festival: The Stop Hinkley campaign - opposed to the proposal to build the UK 's largest nuclear power station on the Somerset coast - will have a strong presence at this year's Glastonbury Festival (22-26 June). More>>>
23 Nov 10: EDF Energy slammed for cruelty to badgers: Energy giant EDF Energy has been blasted for breaching conservation guidelines and forcing a colony of badgers off land earmarked for a controversial nuclear power station. And environmentalists warn that future corner-cutting could put lives at risk if construction of the two new reactors in Somerset gets the green light. More>>>
19 Oct 10: Response to Huhne announcement on nuclear and tidal power: The EdF dream to export its nuclear technology to the United States looks shattered after its partner company has withdrawn from the project to build four EPR reactors. More>>>
12 Sep 10: Successful Hinkley demo: Protestors blocked the Hinkley Point main gates for almost an hour this liunch-time as they demonstrated against the premature destruction of up to 435 acres of open land and wildlife habitats before major consents are approved for the two giant reactors proposed by EdF. More>>>
08 Sep 10: Protest at Hinkley Point: Campaigners will protest at Hinkley Point on Sunday lunchtime against plans to destroy many acres of open countryside well in advance of major consents being agreed for two proposed nuclear reactors. More>>>
22 Jun 10: "No More Nuclear Power in Somerset". Stop Hinkley Campaign at Glastonbury Festival: The campaign against plans for a new nuclear power station in Somerset will have a strong presence at this year's Glastonbury Festival. More>>>
11 Dec 09: Campaigner goes to Copenhagen: Stop Hinkley campaigner Crispin Aubrey will be attending the Copenhagen climate conference and objecting to the use of nuclear power to try and solve climate change. At midday on Monday he plans to help hand in a 50,000 strong petition against nuclear power put together by a coalition of European groups, 'Don't Nuke the Climate'. More>>>
09 Jul 09: Eden Project under fire for supporting EDF: Cornwall 's Eden Project is under sustained fire for supporting the French energy giant EDF Energy. EDF is promoting Team Green Britain Day, an annual event to promote a more sustainable lifestyle. The project is being promoted in association with the Eden Project to the surprise of environmentalists. EDF Energy is the largest producer of nuclear energy after the US and Canada and is determined to saddle the UK with more reactors under the cloak of low carbon energy whilst asking the Government to cut its renewables targets. More>>>
13 Jun 09: Audit Commission brought in over land donation and £2 million grant to nuclear energy centre: Stop Hinkley has referred Sedgemoor Council's recent donation of public land for the nuclear energy centre to the Audit Commission. It has also reported the donation of £1.9 million by the South West Development Agency (SWRDA) as unfairly subsidising the nuclear industry. More>>>
29 May 09: Council's secret land donation to nuclear training centre: The Executive of Sedgemoor District Council has secretly agreed to donate a plot of publicly owned land to the Energy Skills Centre at Bridgwater College . The centre aims to provide training in nuclear skills. The decision was made at a special evening meeting of the executive which was ostensibly to debate the proposed new nuclear site at Hinkley Point. More>>>
02 Apr 09: Hinkley C partner 'facing bankruptcy': The French nuclear design and engineering company Areva is facing severe financial trouble. Experts examining Areva's cash situation just days before its accounts are published show that it is "staring down the barrel of business failure" with a 3 billion Euro bail-out request from the French Government. Overrun costs of its reactor build in Finland have left the project facing a 5.4 billion Euro bill. More>>
06 Feb 09: Stop Hinkley protests at Buckingham Palace: Stop Hinkley yesterday joined a protest outside Buckingham Palace over a formal dinner for heads of the nuclear industry hosted by Prince Andrew. The protest coincided with a gala dinner laid on for nuclear industry chiefs and included campaigners from Stop Hinkley, Shut Down Sizewell, Nuclear Power People and CND. More >>>
29 Sep 08: Study on local public acceptance of new nuclear power stations: Stop Hinkley (Shut Oldbury) campaigners have welcomed a five year Cardiff University study that shows only qualified support for nuclear new build in communities near potential sites. More >>>
24 Sep 08: Response to BE takeover by EDF: Stop Hinkley campaigners have reacted angrily to today's announcement that EDF has purchased nuclear operators British Energy who own Hinkley Point B , paving the way to two new giant reactors on the West Somerset coast. EDF have made a higher offer on the company which owns eight nuclear power stations in a move which paves the way for nuclear expansion in the west-country, particularly at Hinkley Point. More >>>
11 Aug 08: More anti-terror police at power stations: Stop Hinkley campaigners fear that extra armed nuclear police will restrict their protests against developments at Hinkley Point. Stop Hinkley has already found that its website is monitored by Bridgwater police who have telephoned the group at an early stage when protests might be likely. More >>>
24 Jul 08: EdF set to buy Hinkley company: Campaigners have railed at the news that French government owned EdF are set to buy British Energy who own Hinkley Point B and seven other UK nuclear power stations. EdF look set to increase their bid. Stop Hinkley campaigners are concerned about poor maintenance at nuclear plants operated by EdF's sister company Areva which this week led to one hundred nuclear workers becoming contaminated at a reactor near Avignon. More >>
08 Jun 08: Stop Hinkley steps up campaign: The Stop Hinkley campaign has appointed a high-flying new campaigner in response to EdF's plans to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point. David Taylor, Alan Jeffery and Richard Carder were appointed as 'Spokesman', 'Assistant Coordinator' and 'North Somerset Representative' respectively at a Stop Hinkley meeting. More >
13 May 08: Wind-farm rights sold to nuclear developer: The rights to West Hinkley wind-farm have been sold off to Electricite de France who have already announced their intention to build one or two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point. More >>>>>
09 Jan 08: Media event at Hinkley Point: A group of environmental campaigners will voice their protest at the Government announcement to back a new generation of nuclear power stations due to be made tomorrow lunchtime. Energy Secretary will announce a new Nuclear Bill and Energy White Paper to the House of Commons. Stop Hinkley campaigner, Charlie Graham will take interviews near Hinkley Point accompanied by representatives from other local groups. More >>>>>>>
28 Sep 07: Stop Hinkley third group in national consultation: Supporters of local campaign group Stop Hinkley submitted more than one in 10 of the letters in last year's Government Energy Review, making it the most significant group after Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace in the national consultation. More >>>>
18 Apr 07: Were organs secretly removed from Hinkley workers in post-mortems? Organs of former nuclear workers at Hinkley Point may have secretly been removed and tested for radiation during a thirty year period up to the early nineties. The Radio 4 Today programme has revealed that nuclear workers at Sellafield and other nuclear sites had organs and tissues removed from their bodies at post-mortems, apparently without the knowledge or permission of their relatives. More >>>>>
15 Feb 07: High Court judgement welcomed by campaigners.  Campaigners welcomed a High Court judgement which today said the Government's recent Energy Review, promoting nuclear power, was 'deeply flawed' and 'misleading'. The judge declared that the Government had not been open on areas such as nuclear waste and costs of the nuclear project and a new Review must take place. More >>>>>
09 Jul 06: Government needs European cooperation on carbon to pay for nuclear Early signals about the Government Energy Review suggest that it will not subsidise nuclear new build but will try and jig the electricity market in its favour by putting up the price of carbon-emitting generators. One analyst has said this carries much future uncertainty, which may not attract city investors to the industry.
13 Jun 06: Campaigners rail at Brown's support for nuclear.  Stop Hinkley campaigners have expressed dismay at a signal from Gordon Brown that he supports Tony Blair's revival of the nuclear industry. The Chancellor wrote an article suggesting reforms to energy policy which include nuclear power. This has dismayed campaigners who felt Brown might hold out against Blair's thrust to nuclear due to its unfavourable economics.
05 Apr 06: Green Party top speaker: 'nuclear is not the answer' The Principle speaker for the Green Party began a national Climate-Change tour in Bridgwater on Monday with the message that nuclear power is not the answer to global warming problems or our energy needs.
20 Mar 06: Nuclear no help to climate change, meeting told. Nuclear power could reduce harmful carbon emissions by only eight percent while saving electricity would save 30 percent, was the message from speakers at a Burnham meeting last week.
13 Jan 06: Don't create a local terrorist target. Stop Hinkley supports the Greenpeace view that a new nuclear power station at Hinkley or Oldbury would be an unforgivable mistake due to the risk of terrorism.

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