Stop Hinkley, a British anti-nuclear initiative, is circulating a petition calling for the government and EDF (French Electricity Company) to stop the new build of nuclear power stations. In the petition, a campaigner of Stop Hinkley says:
"I am creating this petition because I am a Mother with 4 children. I am a health care professional with cancer clients. Having a degree in geology I understand risks associated with storing nuclear waste. I live in Glastonbury in the fall out radius of Hinkley C. Many people in Glastonbury and wider area would be killed or maimed for generations to come as a result of nuclear accident. Why take this risk when we have safe energy sources now available locally?"
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Why this is important?
Despite what the U.K. government and EDF wish us to believe, Hinkley C is NOT a DONE DEAL. We must stop it in it’s tracks NOW!
Planning permission for the preliminary works has been granted for Hinkley C Nuclear Power Station, (near Bridgwater, Somerset,) UK, to be constructed. The Chernobyl Disaster led to almost a million cancer deaths and deformities. Fukushima has just had a terrifying melt down, causing untold harm to the planet. We must stop this Nuclear Madness. Energy Minister Edward Davey, will make his decision about the construction on 19th March 2013. It's VERY URGENT. Lets tell him 'NO to HINKLEY C.
Nuclear Energy production is neither safe or economical. It is excessively dangerous and it's waste product PLUTONIUM is used to make weapons of mass destruction.
We are currently living on an environmental knife edge and this backward step will be damaging to our future. There are now highly competitive sources of green energy and if the politicians won't listen, then I urge individuals to vote with their feet and change to Green Energy Now: But sign the petition First!!!