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Statement to the Nuclear Energy in the UK conference - March 2015.

Kick Nuclear Statement to the Nuclear energy in the UK: priorities for new build, funding and developing the supply chain conference, which was held on tuesday 3rd March 2015 at the Royal Society.

'Nuclear Energy in the UK' conference, March 2015.

We are here today at your nuclear industry conference to again try to bring a little realism to your deliberations. Wind, wave and solar are cheaper, cleaner, lower carbon and therefore loved more by everyone outside the nuclear power industry, and we are here to urge you to stop flogging your nuke horse, because it is dead.

Fukushima Corium

Fukushima Corium

A commentary by Rik.

A recent article on Enenews ( http://enenews.com/ ) said that the melted fuel
mixture under the reactors in Fukushima was likely to be remelting.

A friend asked me to comment.

Fukushima Update, Winter 2014/2015

Coming up to 4 years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima in Japan, where are we? Dr. Quamrul Haider, professor of physics and chair of the dept. of physics at Fordham University, USA, summed it up last week: 'Fukushima will linger on for ages to haunt the future generations. Among the survivors there will be many cases of permanent sterility, increase of genetic mutations in our progenies, and a shortened life-span as a result of cancer and other radiogenic diseases'.

Nuclear New Build Forum 2014

On November 20th KN leafleted the Nuclear New Build Forum.

This is the text which was used.

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We're here today to ask you if building any more nuclear power plants is really such a good idea?

Japan has highlighted one of your industry's main problems by building 7 GW of solar in 2013 alone. That’s equivalent to about six nuclear power stations but built in only one year, while nuclear power stations take over 15 years to build!

Statement to the Japanese government - October 31st 2014

31 October 2014

Statement to:
Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom

The announcement made on 11 April 2014 to restart the Nuclear Power Stations in Japan is utterly criminal folly.

We stand here in solidarity with the people of Fukushima and Japan to demand a nuclear-free society.

Statement to TEPCO - October 31st 2014

31 October 2014

Statement to :

Mr Fumio Sudo, Chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Mr Naomi Hirose, President of Tokyo Electric Power Company

We stand here today in solidarity with the people of Fukushima and Japan to demand a nuclear-free society.

Margaret Toomey

We are sad to announce the death of Margaret Toomey in
October 2014. She died suddenly of a 'ruptured aortic aneurism'
so, it was very quick and she wouldn't have known what
happened. Tragically, it was a condition she was unaware of.

Margaret had been a regular and enthusiastic attender at the
“Remember Fukushima” vigils Kick Nuclear has organised every
Friday for the last 2½ years outside the Japanese Embassy in
Piccadilly and the nearby offices of the Tokyo Electric Power
Company.

Margaret had been a long-time activist for the environment and

Kick Nuclear to leaflet WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE - September 11th & 12th 2014

Kick Nuclear will be leafleting the WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE,
which will be held at the Central Hall, Westminster on September 11th & 12th 2014

Here is the text of the leaflet which will be handed out on the day:- --------

WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014

We are gathered in front of your annual get-together to try once more
to bring you up to speed on developments in the global energy scene.
Nuclear has been overtaken by renewables, as they are cheaper, cleaner,

LEAFLET NUCLEAR TRAIN STATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 27th

LEAFLET NUCLEAR TRAIN STATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 27th

In July we held a co-ordinated leafletting session at some of the train stations through which trains carrying highly-reactive nuclear fuel rods from nuclear power stations (“nukiller trains”) go. This was moderately successful.

We are calling for a 2nd more extensive such action on September 27th. The aim is to leaflet people in the vicinity of the stations to inform them that such trains go through their local station and the dangers they represent.

Fukushima Update, Autumn 2014

It has been 3 ½ years since the triple meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, and the situation
over there is steadily sliding further out of control. The three melted-down reactors are
all leaking out into the environment, and efforts to deal with this constant leakage are
not getting anywhere. The mountains to the west funnel rain and ground water through
the site, and 400 tons of this water a day are estimated to enter the reactor buildings, mix
with the reactor fuel, then head out into the Pacific Ocean – every single day since the