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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.

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.

Important camp updates, 5 October, 22:00hrs

The camp is looking good! : we took a campsite on Thursday night, and more than 20 people are there and the mood is good. There are some great structures - you'll see what I mean soon...

We have a kitchen and toilet but along with your tent, we'd advise you to bring a ground mat and newspaper as the ground is very wet and you'll need extra protection for your tent and sleeping bag. Wellingtons are essential. It's also a good idea to bring water and loo paper. Food donations: bread, veg, fruit, snacks would also be appreciated.

Reclaim Hinkley updates: camp info / transport / weekend schedule

Dear all,

last night, we secured a campsite for the Reclaim Hinkley camp this weekend. We are looking forward to seeing you at the camp and/or at the march in Bridgwater tomorrow. With this newsletter, we give you some last updates.

Contacting us over the Reclaim Hinkley weekend

As we will all be busy and in the camp, it might not always be easy to contact us. Please do not email us, as we will only have intermittent access to email.

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