Kick Nuclear (London)

Kick Nuclear is a London-based grassroots group campaigning against the UK's addiction to nuclear power - and supporting sustainable alternatives.

We hold regular meetings and actions in the London area, including a weekly Fukushima solidarity picket every Friday morning at the Japanese embassy and London headquarters of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), in collaboration with Japanese Against Nuclear UK .

If you would like to find out more about what we do, please contact us at the email address below or check out what's going on via the 'Boycott EDF' Facebook page. You might also like to see what's going on around the rest of the UK on the 'Stop New Nuclear' Facebook page.

Alternatively, come along to one of the protests or actions listed in the box on the right hand side.

Help us campaign for safer, fairer energy for everyone.

We want a future, not a disaster!

Email: 
kicknuclear[AT]kicknuclear.org (replace [AT] with @)
Website: 
http://kicknuclear.org

News from Kick Nuclear

19 Dec 2014 - 08:32

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'.

21 Nov 2014 - 08:23

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!

13 Nov 2014 - 11:17

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.

13 Nov 2014 - 11:03

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.

11 Nov 2014 - 15:53

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

10 Sep 2014 - 18:27

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,

21 Aug 2014 - 09:32

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.

19 Aug 2014 - 15:00

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

16 Aug 2014 - 17:45

NOW IS THE TIME FOR PERMANENT CLOSURE: A RESPONSE TO THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF NUCLEAR REACTORS AT HEYSHAM 1 AND HARTLEPOOL IN 2014.

by Tim Blades

In May 2014 Noam Chomsky gave a lecture at Durham University during which he quoted American General Lee Butler:
'we had so far survived the nuclear weapons era “by some combination of skill, luck, and divine intervention, and I suspect the latter in greatest proportion.”.” (1)

14 Aug 2014 - 09:48

A statement from the Nuclear Free Local Authorities.

Why has it taken EDF 9 months to close down Hartlepool and Heysham
nuclear reactor after the problem was originally found?

http://www.nuclearpolicy.info/docs/news/NFLA_EDF_Heysham_Hartlepool_clos...

Further notes on NFLA Media Release (above)