On Thursday 16th at 7pm Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy and South Gloucestershire Council are co-hosting a visit by senior civil servants from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
There will be a short presentation from Peter McDonald, Deputy Head of The Office for Nuclear Development, from 7pm-7.25pm, followed by a question and answer session on the suitability, or lack of, the greenfield Shepperdine Site.
Peter was one of the civil servants who came to Thornbury in February with the DECC Exhibition, SANE Film Productions interviewed him at the time and he told us the Shepperdine Site was not "a done deal".
You can see the interview on our youtube channel at sanefilmvideos direct link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpd66lgEKZA
To our amazement on the 25th October DECC announced that they still considered Shepperdine to be a suitable site for new nuclear.....they did however drop two sites, making Shepperdine one of now eight suitable sites.
The meeting on Thursday allows locals to ask questions of DECC as to why they consider Shepperdine to be suitable.
"We have until the 24th of January 2011 to respond to DECCs reconsultation and to convince them that Shepperdine is not viable and could never possibly be the home of a new nuclear reactor by 2025"
" If it is deemed a suitable site then all that can then stop the development is Horizons Nuclear Power's owners deciding to invest elsewhere in the world, such as China, to get a better return for their shareholders in Germany"
" We the people of our community, SANE and others, have the power and the obligation to fight this blight. The power lies withthe people of Shepperdine"
Says Reg Illingworth of SANE.
We will be having a gathering outside the Severnside Suite, Thornbury Leisure Centre , Thornbury between 6-6.30pm for people to come and peacefully protest with signs, placards and their voices.
We are mobilising at the time of local TV news.
We thank Peter and his team from DECC for giving us this opportunity to question them.
For further details contact us on 07966 447880 at any time
Monday, 13 December 2010
Posted by Reg Illingworth at 11:11