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Hinkley Point Barnstormers - Occupiers aim to stop EDF land trash

dv for the barnstormers | 16.02.2012 15:10 | Occupy Everywhere | Anti-Nuclear | Ecology | Energy Crisis | South Coast | World

"shannonsmy23" writes:

"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."

Check out this great vid of the opening days of the occupation:

Credit: D. Viesnik / Stop New Nuclear
Credit: D. Viesnik / Stop New Nuclear

"shannonsmy23" continues:

"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 kilo of power outputed 5 times that of wind, 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...?

Check out this great vid of the opening days of the occupation:

Twitter: @stopnukepower @nonewnuclear @stopnewnuclear @boycottedf #OccupyHinkley

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