European Pressurized Reactor (EPR)

Sizewell Nuclear Power Station

Sizewell is a nuclear power station in Suffolk, near Leiston. It is operated by British Energy, which is owned by EDF (80%) and Centrica (20%).

At present, there are two reactors at Sizewell.

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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!

Anti-Hinkley campaigners in EDF Energy “nuclear bulls**t" protest in Bridgwater, Somerset

From South West Against Nuclear: (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!”

Reclaim Hinkley - London solidarity protest at DECC

A demo in solidarity with the Reclaim Hinkley mass action will be held outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW, on Monday 8th October 2012, from 12noon to 2pm.

More info about the Reclaim Hinkley action:
Contact: kicknuclear [at]

Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

A nuclear-free future: if Germany can do it, why can’t we?

Fed up with reading George Monbiot's hogwash about the wonders of nuclear power?

Camilla Berens argues that the road to sustainability needs to be built by pioneers not procrastinators

Nuclear New Build and Hinkley – Important update from South-West Against Nuclear (SWAN) and Stop Nuclear Power Network (SNPN)

Things are hotting up with the government and nuclear industry’s plans for nu-killer new build in Britain. If we want to put the brakes on their insane plans to build a fleet of new potential Fukushimas at up to eight sites around England and Wales, we need to get active TODAY!


Here are a few ideas for getting involved. We’re sure you’ll have more of your own: feel free to share and discuss!

Get informed

You’ll find a brief summary of where things are at with nuclear new build in Britain after the action suggestions below.

Hinkley Company Admits Faults at 60% of French Nuclear Reactors

Electricite de France, the energy company applying to build a third power station at Hinkley Point, has admitted safety weaknesses affecting 34 of the nuclear reactors it operates in France.

The “anomaly”, highlighted by the French state regulatory body Autorité de Sureté Nucleaire ( ASN ), means that if cooling water is lost from the reactor's primary pressure circuit, the back-up water injection safety system may not be able to prevent a meltdown of the core.

French nuclear criminals EDF (Energy) exposed by London Rising Tide

London Rising Tide's Greenwash Guerillas Brigade, Detection Platoon #1, moved into action this morning at 08:00 hours – targeting dirty great energy corporation Électricité de France (EDF) at the central London headquarters (HQ) of their UK subsidiary EDF Energy.