Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima

Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima
We feel very sad for the people of Japan who want to end nuclear energy whilst a potential new government and big business are desperate for it

No Fukushima at Oldbury

No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!

No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Community Upset by Horizons Sponsorship of Oldbury Fun Run

There is growing disquiet at Horizons sponsorship of The Oldbury Fun Run!

We are awaiting a comment from Keith Sullivan the Chairman of The Fun Run Committee to post on this blog and to send to the communities membership by email.

Surprisingly, we are still awaiting a comment from the CLIC Sargent Charity---We assume that they will not want their charity associated with Horizon Nuclear Power.

There is going to be ian article in a local newspaper very soon!

Further to our telephone conversation yesterday, I am also very shocked and disappointed with the decision taken by the fun run organisers to accept sponsorship from Horizon for the fun run, particularly given the problems with the massive scale of the project Horizon have proposed and the controversy this has now created locally. I accept that the fun run committee should not be participating in the debate locally. However, it should at least pay some respect to the concerns expressed by many of its fellow community members together with the local councils etc over this contentious proposal and not be seen to accept Horizon in the same way as Magnox or any other employer/ business in the area.

To treat Horizon as if they are no different to any other local business is quite wrong. Horizon are not yet operating in the area, they are no where near to operating in the area and may never be. There are many approval processes they have to go through yet, not least being the designation of the site by the government, yet to be debated in the House of Commons after the next election. The government have not even yet approved the NPS and a planning application will not be submitted for several years!

Horizon are proposing a scheme for a plant on such a massive scale that it will destroy the beauty of this area for ever. Many local people are very upset about this and for the fun run to accept Horizon as an operator in the area just like any other company here is an insult. It will also be seen as a political statement of acceptance of Horizon and their monster proposal by the fun run committee. The sponsorship money being offered by Horizon is tantamount to a bribe given to the people of Oldbury for accepting their proposal. Accepting this is therefore a political statement by the fun run organisers and they really should seek an alternative sponsor for this reason alone.

If the committee would like some help in locating an alternative sponsor, I am sure our members would be happy to assist in any way we can? How much is it exactly?

Hope you agree and can persuade the fun run committee to re-think this one!!

Kind regards


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  2. Given the controversy over the health risks found from the german KIKK study (which the government has asked COMARE to review and COMARE have not yet reported on this review) allowing a company such as this to support an event to raise money for a charity for Childhood leukaemia seems quite absurd!


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