Support the Anti-nuclear folk at Langborough Farm!
the environment |
Friday February 17, 2012 17:07 by Kate
This film gives an account of the first few days of the occupation of Langborough Farm on the site of one of the proposed 'new wave' of Nuclear Reactors, at Hinkley point in Somerset. 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!
Nuclear Power is not the solution to our climate change problems, with an embedded energy per unit of power outputed 5 times that of wind, ...(When you take into account all the energy needed to build the plant, mine the Uraniun, operate the plant, etc it produces 5 times more CO2 per unit of energy than wind power...) and a toxic waste that will be too hot to even move for 150 years...can we honestly be certain that future generations will have the climate stability necessary to deal with such a potentially devastating hazard...?
Link to Guardian article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/17/activists-occupy-nuclear-site-edf