News Release/statement

New Kick Nuclear Website

Kick Nuclear has a new website which is

Over the next few weeks the content of this website will be moved over to the new site.

In the mean while we will continue to maintain this website as an archive of just what we have been doing over the last five and a half years.

Nuclear Industry Forum 2015.

Nuclear Industry Forum 2015.

We are here this morning to again advise you of the error of your ways. Civilian nuclear power was only ever a fig leaf for nuclear bomb making, and civilian nuclear power is no longer either cheap, needed or acceptable.

Fukushima Update - Summer 2015

Fukushima Update


How are things looking, 4 years after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan?

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 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.


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.

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

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

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