The Stop Nuclear Power Network is a UK-based non-hierarchical grassroots network of groups and individuals taking action against nuclear power and its expansion and supporting sustainable alternatives. We encourage and seek to facilitate nonviolent direct action, as well as more conventional forms of campaigning.

No to nuclear power in Britain

The origin of Britain's civil nuclear programme is closely linked with nuclear weapons. The first reactor - the "Windscale Piles" at Sellafield, began producing plutonium for nuclear weapons 1950. Britain's first commercial reactor - Calder Hall at Sellafield - was a dual-purpose reactor, with the main purpose being the production of plutionum for Britain's nuclear weapons. The same applies to the second commercial reactor at Chapelcross.

Later reactors were primarily built for the production of electricity, and in April 1995 the UK Government announced that all production of plutonium for weapons purposes had ceased.

At its peak in 1997, about 26% of Britain's electricity was generated by nuclear power. This has now gone down to less than 20%, and only 16% in 2009.

At present, the government wants to build new nuclear power stations at eight sites - all of which are existing nuclear sites. However, opposition to nuclear power is again growing. This website provides information for the growing anti nuclear power movement in Britain, with a special focus on nonviolent direct action against nuclear power.

This map gives an overview of nuclear power stations in Britain.

Recent posts

11 Aug 2014 - 08:10


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

10 Aug 2014 - 17:48

This article is a good attack on the myth that we need nukes and coal for baseload power.

RMI Blows The Lid Off The “Baseload Power” Myth

7 Aug 2014 - 08:28

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.



17 Jul 2014 - 18:31

Joint Statement Protesting Nuclear Regulatory Authorityʼs Draft Approval of Sendai Nuclear Power Plantʼs Conformation to New Nuclear Regulatory Standards

16 July 2014
Issued by:
The Nuclear Regulation Authority Citizen Watchdog Group
and 7 other organizations

Today, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) issued a draft report on Kyushu Electricʼs Sendai Nuclear Power Plant application for restart, stating the NRAʼs review found the plant conforming to the New Regulatory Standards. We strongly protest this report.

28 Jun 2014 - 06:16

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 - 08:16

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 - 20:38

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 - 16:57

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):

27 Feb 2014 - 08:38

On Thursday 27th March, anti-nuclear activists will be giving out the following flyer outside the Institute of Civil Engineers building, at 1 Great George St., SW1P, from 8.30 till 9.30, where the nuclear industry will be holding another in its long series of conferences on their dream of nuclear new build. Amongst those
expected are EDF, Nugen, construction companies, Michael Fallon and others.

This is the text of the leaflet which will be handed out to those who are going in to the conference:-


What's wrong with nuclear?

8 Jan 2014 - 16:49

A Statement on Fukushima Disaster from CND Chair Dave Webb