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Energy Live News: Seven people arrested at Hinkley anti-nuclear protest

Seven people were arrested during an anti-nuclear protest at Hinkley Point today.

The ‘Stop New Nuclear’ alliance attracted more than 50 protestors in Somerset this morning to stop EDF’s plans to build new nuclear plants at the Hinkley site.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police told ELN the reasons for the arrests included “criminal damage” and “going equipped with the intention of criminal damage”.

Arrests at mass trespass of Hinkley Point nuclear power station

More than 200 actvitists squatted a field next to Hinkley Point nuclear power station for three days of protests. On Monday 8th October, 50 people stormed the site earmarked for two new mega nuclear reactors. The protest aimed to highlight the huge environmental and financial costs of the government's bid to build 8 new nuclear power stations in the UK. The protest also highlight the huge amounts of highly toxic radioactive waste that will be stored on site for over 100 years if the new EPR reactors are built.

Update on mass trespass at Hinkley Point

Press release
08.10.12

The Stop New Nuclear Alliance can now confirm that a total of six people have been arrested following the mass trespass at Hinkley Point nuclear power station. Around 30 people managed to get over the perimeter fence. Three people attached themselves to the fence with bicycle locks. More than 20 others gathered outside the main gate.

ITV News Westcountry: Hinkley protest : lunchtime report

At least six people have been arrested during a protest outside the proposed building site for a new nuclear power plant in Somerset.

Several campaigners tried to climb over the fence around the land at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater.

Source (including video): http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2012-10-08/hinkley-protest-lu...

Heart.co.uk: Arrests at anti-nuclear protest

Six protesters have been arrested during a mass trespass at the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

More than 50 people swooped on the perimeter fence of the land earmarked for two new EPR mega-reactors next to the existing power plant just after dawn on Monday 8th October.

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