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BBC News Somerset: Hinkley Point: Protesters camp for weekend of action

Anti-nuclear campaigners have set up a camp at Hinkley Point in Somerset as a base for a weekend of action.

They are protesting against government plans for a new generation of reactors to be built to replace those coming to the end of their working lives.

Energy company EDF, which wants to build a new reactor at Hinkley, said it "respects the rights of individuals to peaceful and lawful protest".

A spokesman for the firm said a new reactor would create 25,000 jobs.

Burnham-on-sea.com: Anti-nuclear protest held over plans to expand Hinkley Point

Anti-nuclear campaigners from across the UK held a mass rally on Saturday (October 6th) in protest against plans to build Hinkley C nuclear power station, near Burnham-On-Sea.

Campaigners said the aim of the rally, held in Bridgwater, was to highlight the stockpile of used nuclear fuel that will be stored at Hinkley Point if the new reactor gets the go ahead.

They are concerned about the impact on the local environment in the event of an emergency.

Western Daily Press: Anti-nuclear campaigners gather for Hinkley Point protest

Anti-nuclear campaigners from all over Britain are converging on Somerset today for a mass rally to be followed on Monday by a ‘mass trespass’ at the proposed site of the Hinkley C nuclear power station.

Today hundreds of protesters are due to help to wheel symbolic barrels of radioactive waste through the streets of nearby Bridgwater.

Campaigners say the rally aims to highlight the stockpile of used nuclear fuel that will be stored at Hinkley Point if the new power station gets the green light.

ITV News Westcountry: Protest gets underway at Hinkley Point

Protesters from all over the UK have gathered in Somerset at the site earmarked for the first of a new generation of nuclear power stations.

People began to arrive at the camp on North Wick Moor in the early hours of this morning. They are planning to scale the fence around land being cleared for the controversial Hinkley C power plant.

Tomorrow symbolic barrels of radioactive waste will be wheeled through the streets of nearby Bridgwater to highlight the stockpile of high-level nuclear waste that will be stored at Hinkley C if it gets the green light.

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