The Stop Nuclear Power Network is a UK-based non-hierarchical grassroots network of groups and individuals taking action against nuclear power and its expansion and supporting sustainable alternatives. We encourage and seek to facilitate nonviolent direct action, as well as more conventional forms of campaigning.

No to nuclear power in Britain

The origin of Britain's civil nuclear programme is closely linked with nuclear weapons. The first reactor - the "Windscale Piles" at Sellafield, began producing plutonium for nuclear weapons 1950. Britain's first commercial reactor - Calder Hall at Sellafield - was a dual-purpose reactor, with the main purpose being the production of plutionum for Britain's nuclear weapons. The same applies to the second commercial reactor at Chapelcross.

Later reactors were primarily built for the production of electricity, and in April 1995 the UK Government announced that all production of plutonium for weapons purposes had ceased.

At its peak in 1997, about 26% of Britain's electricity was generated by nuclear power. This has now gone down to less than 20%, and only 16% in 2009.

At present, the government wants to build new nuclear power stations at eight sites - all of which are existing nuclear sites. However, opposition to nuclear power is again growing. This website provides information for the growing anti nuclear power movement in Britain, with a special focus on nonviolent direct action against nuclear power.

This map gives an overview of nuclear power stations in Britain.


Recent posts

20 Mar 2014 - 19:38

Fukushima Update Spring 2014

Three years after the Japanese earthquake triggered three meltdowns of the
nuclear power stations at Fukushima, the plants continue to pour 400 tons of
poisoned, heavily radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean every day. As they
have every single day for three years. Scientists had been expressing surprise

16 Mar 2014 - 15:57

A hundred-strong march and rally in central London, a fifty-strong candlelit vigil opposite the Japanese embassy in Piccadilly and a packed public meeting in the House of Commons were staged this week by Japanese Against Nuclear UK, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Kick Nuclear to mark the third anniversary of the 'triple disaster' in Japan and say "Remember Fukushima - No to Nuclear Power". Below are some links to press articles and photos of these events.

REPORTS:

Detailed report(s) from Press Association (mirrored on many other news websites):

27 Feb 2014 - 07:38

On Thursday 27th March, anti-nuclear activists will be giving out the following flyer outside the Institute of Civil Engineers building, at 1 Great George St., SW1P, from 8.30 till 9.30, where the nuclear industry will be holding another in its long series of conferences on their dream of nuclear new build. Amongst those
expected are EDF, Nugen, construction companies, Michael Fallon and others.

This is the text of the leaflet which will be handed out to those who are going in to the conference:-

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What's wrong with nuclear?

8 Jan 2014 - 15:49

A Statement on Fukushima Disaster from CND Chair Dave Webb

5 Dec 2013 - 19:37

28 Nov 2013 - 11:37

Radiation Free Lakeland will be going to London on 3rd Dec to protest our opposition to the CONsultation and to the continued push for geological dumping under Cumbria or anywhere else for that matter. We will be delivering hundreds of letters to DECC (see below if you would like to add your name)

Full story: http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/the-gift-that-no-one-wants/

16 Nov 2013 - 17:15

AMBLESIDE DEMO - SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2013
Radiation Free Lakeland
http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/ambleside-on-sunday-demo/

Radiation Free Lakeland will be at Ambleside centre on Sunday afternoon
from 12.30 demonstrating against the government’s push to bury hot
radioactive waste under Cumbria’s leaky geology.

We will be asking people to sign a letter to Ed Davey, Secretary of State

23 Oct 2013 - 16:20

From South West Against Nuclear:

http://southwestagainstnuclear.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/no-more-edf-bullst (Posted 22 October 2013)

EDF “nuclear bulls**t” protest

People protesting about public subsidies for a new Hinkley Point nuclear power station today dumped a pile of animal manure at an EDF shop in Bridgwater in Somerset. A banner was hung above the shop which read “No More Bullsxxt – EDF take our £££ and dump waste on us!”

22 Oct 2013 - 20:09

On 21st October, EDF issued a press release titled: “Agreement reached on
commercial terms for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.”

My aim in this article is to examine exactly what has been “agreed” and its
implications for the likelihood of Hinkley C being built and if so, when.

In the first paragraph of the press release, the claim in its given title above is qualified, when we read that “EDF Group and the UK Government have reached in principle an agreement on the key commercial terms for an investment contract of the planned Hinkley Point C…”

26 Sep 2013 - 21:00

Today Kick Nuclear leafleted a pro nuclear meeting at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

This is the message which they gave: ----

Why nuclear is finished.

We are here today at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to remind them of
their own motto: 'Improving the World Through Engineering'. Which should not involve giving succour, support or a platform to an industry that has averaged a meltdown every 12 years,
and is currently pouring uncontrolled quantities of