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!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Rory needs our support and now.


To stop the manipulations and machinations of this pro nuke government and the judiciary Rory Walker of Lancaster needs your financial support now.

Money needed to fund nuclear legal case

Money  needed to  fund nuclear legal case
A GROUP fighting moves to put new nuclear reactors near Bristol has appealed for help to fund a legal challenge.
Judicial review proceedings were started recently by a man who is opposed to plans for up to 20 next-generation reactors at eight sites around the country.
They include as many as three on land next to the existing Oldbury atomic station, near Thornbury, where two reactors have been providing electricity for the past 41 years.
Rory Walker, 24, who lives near the Heysham station in Lancashire, is taking his fight against Energy SecretaryChris Huhne to the High Court.
He believes Mr Huhne has not met his obligations in law over the issue and is putting at risk the health of residents in areas which could get the reactors.
Mr Walker has been granted legal aid and a procedural hearing will be held in May to decide whether the application will proceed to a full judicial hearing on its merits.
But the Legal Services Commission, which administers legal aid, said a contribution of £16,250 should be made by other citizens who would benefit from his application if it were successful.
Mr Walker's solicitors, Irwin Mitchell, said it was not unusual for a contribution to be required in such circumstances but the amount was unusual. Arguments against the "somewhat arbitrary demand" are being made but Mr Walker's supporters said it was becoming clear that a large sum would be needed.
If the amount cannot be raised, Mr Walker will lose his legal aid and the protection it gives against paying costs if the case is lost.
So far a fighting fund has received pledges for more than £4,000 and Oldbury campaign group SANE - Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy - has asked its members if they can help. Its chairman, Reg Illingworth, said: "I'm personally pledging some money to the case. Rory's doing a fantastic job."
Nuclear power has been put forward as a means of Britain filling the energy gap and cutting carbon emissions. But the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan has highlighted safety concerns.

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