In November the Maldon Standard reported that “COUNCILLORS will do everything they can to block the potential development of a nuclear power station at Bradwell. Designs for a new nuclear power station close to the site of a former plant have been revealed. The reactor and buildings – designed by EDF and China General Nuclear – could be built at Bradwell-on-Sea.” Local campaigners have led a vigorous campaign against new nuclear build in Essex and the council have taken heed of warnings about health and safety of the public and the financial black hole that new build would result in. Colchester are absolutely right to take their stand against nuclear and we in Cumbria believe that this is a rallying cry to other councils to join the resistance. Even the former government minister in charge of signing off on new nuclear build has done an about turn saying “Sir Edward Davey said the lower cost of renewables today means “the economics have clearly gone away” from the project. He said: “There are doubts about whether it will ever get built. ” Ed Davey recieved a knighthood for services rendered to the nuclear industry instead of being held to account for the damage ALREADY being done to the greenfields, woodland and wildlife already at Hinkley and at the floodplain of the river Ehen near Sellafield where 300 “exploratory” boreholes have been drilled.
Radiation Free Lakeland have sent a Thank You card to Colchester Councillors and urge others to send them letters of support. Also remind our own councillors to genuinely look out for the publics interest and say … No Nuclear!
Emails for Colchester Borough Council to send a Thank You for taking a Stand Against New Nuclear