Hinkley a ‘horrendous risk’ to Weston - campaigners

A CAMPAIGN group took to Weston’s streets this week to protest against the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset.

Stop Hinkley supporters, dressed up in yellow hazard signs and distributed leaflets to passers-by ahead of Friday night’s carnival.

Work has already begun on building the nuclear reactor, although the planning application has yet to be approved by the Government.

Group member Peter Waldschmidt said building the plant was a ‘horrendous risk’ to Weston and large parts of Somerset in light of nuclear accidents across the world in recent decades.

He added: “Weston is about 11 miles downwind of Hinkley Point nuclear power station and accidents, negligence and natural disasters can happen at any time. Britain really does have the energy to make nuclear totally redundant.

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“We are surrounded by thousands of miles of coast eminently suitable for wind, wave and tidal power.”

In August the European Commission gave EDF the all-clear after concluding the plans would not result in radioactive contamination of the environment.

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