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!

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News from Kick Nuclear

21 Aug 2014 - 09:32


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


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?

Further notes on NFLA Media Release (above)

11 Aug 2014 - 07:10


WHEREAS, any official position of the City of Portland with
respect to legislation, rules, regulations or policies proposed to or
pending before a local, state, or federal governmental body or
agency must have first been adopted in the form of a Resolution
by the Mayor and City Council; and

WHEREAS, in March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami
destroyed the electrical systems of six nuclear reactors at the
Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, leading to three
reactor meltdowns and three hydrogen explosions sending clouds

7 Aug 2014 - 07:28

It is now two years since Kick Nuclear and Japanese Against Nuclear [ JAN UK ] started the weekly picket of the Japanese Embassy and TEPCO [ The Tokyo Electric Power Company ]. We will not be celebrating this anniversary.

We repeat exactly what we said last year upon the first anniversary of the picket.



28 Jun 2014 - 05:16

An Open Letter To UNITE Union Staff.

As given out at the UNITE headqurters - Monday June 30th 2014

Unite Policy Conference, June 2014 -Enough of the Nuclear Dinosaur.

We are gathered here today outside the Unite headquarters in London in solidarity with our colleagues from Liverpool who are today outside your union, Unite's, 2014 Policy Conference, to call into question your policy on nuclear power and weapons.

17 Jun 2014 - 07:16

Protest at Nuclear Industry Forum.

This Wednesday, 18th July, activists from Kick Nuclear will be
1 Whitehall Place, SW1 .
beween 08.15. and 09.15.

Nearest tube: - Embankment.

This is the text which will be given to the Forum delegates as they go in to the building:-

Last days of a dinosaur industry

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.


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