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!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

SANE organise a day of protest in Thornbury

Please see below article in todays Gazette and put this date in your diary!!! Tell all your neighbours and friends to come along.  Help us to fight this monster and show the Government that this site is not suitable before it is too late. We have 10 weeks left to show them that this is so wrong! TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG!!!

27th November 2010 at Cossham Hall, Chapel Street Thornbury

Morning of lectures followed by a protest march through Thornbury

Timings and details to follow

Protest day to be held in Thornbury against nuclear power station proposal

By Liza-Jane Gillespie

A DAY of protest against a nuclear power station being built in Shepperdine is being held later this month.

Local campaign group Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy (SANE) has organised the event, which will include lectures and a protest march through Thornbury, to demonstrate the strength of local feeling about new nuclear build.

Reg Illingworth, chairman of SANE, said: "We have 10 weeks to convince the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that Shepperdine is unsuitable. We will display lots of energy and passion to save ourselves and future generations from the scourge of new nuclear in Shepperdine and beyond."

SANE was dealt a blow to its campaign last month when Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy, announced Shepperdine, near Oldbury, was still considered a suitable site for a new generation nuclear power station.

DECC released a list of eight sites across the country of preferred sites as part of the government’s revised draft Nuclear National Policy Statement.

SANE had hoped Oldbury would be dropped from the list because it is the only site that would require cooling towers as part of the development.

On Saturday, November 27 a series of lectures are to be held in the Cossham Hall on why nuclear energy could be considered no longer relevant.

Visiting lecturers to the town include Professor Steve Thomas from the University of Greenwich Business School, and Professor Tom Burke, senior business advisor to the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on climate change.

After the lectures SANE will then coordinate a protest march from the Cossham Hall around Thornbury, when campaigners are welcome to join in with placards and banners.

Mr Illingworth said: "It is a true David versus Goliath battle against two massive avaricious, German Energy companies along with support from parts of DECC, and the government."

DECC has now launched a new three-month consultation on its revised draft Nuclear National Policy Statement.

The consultation can be found at Members of the public have until January 24, 2011 to comment.

For more information on SANE’s day of protest visit

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