News from Kick Nuclear

1 Apr 2010 - 00:00

Nuclear power is not as safe as they want us to believe. Nuclear regula­tors from the UK, France and Fin­land sent a joint letter to Areva, the ma­kers of the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR), in Octo­ber 2009, about pro­blems with the design’s Control and Instrumentation (C&I) systems. One independent expert says the design suffers from serious safety flaws which could lead a mi­nor incident to develop into a severe accident. The French group Sortir du Nucléaire published leaked docu­ments showing the design pre­sents a serious risk of a major acci­dent.

1 Apr 2010 - 00:00

Nuclear power is not the answer to climate change

4 Mar 2010 - 01:00
A small 90 minute demo was held outside a gala dinner for the nuclear industry on Tuesday (3 March) at the Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair, which (unelected) Business Secretary Peter Mandelson was due to speak at. Participants wearing white overalls, a gas mask and a construction helmet held up a banner reading "Green Solutions Not Nuclear Greenwash" and handed out flyers explaining why nuclear power is a false solution to climate change.
22 Feb 2010 - 01:00

More photos from today's blockade HERE

One of the male blockaders was getting the chills after lying in the rain for four hours and decided to self release. He was immediately arrested without warning on suspicion of aggravated trespass and taken to Lowestoft police station. The remaining blockaders were still in position as of 10.40am. One TV crew and several journalists were on the scene.

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27 Jan 2010 - 01:00

A Select Committee meeting in the House of Commons was disrupted this morning by a small group of anti-nuclear activists. The incident took place during a packed session of the Department of Energy and Climate Change Parliamentary Select Committee on the proposed nuclear and other energy National Policy Statements, as representatives from pro-nuclear energy giants EDF, E.ON and RWE npower and the Association of Electricity Producers gave evidence.