PROTESTORS from the Bridgwater area headed to Preston at the weekend to campaign against Springfields – the world’s first nuclear fuel manufacturing plant. Members of the Stop Hinkley campaign donned luminescent radioactive waste barrel costumes to join fellow protestors who surrounded the site. The protestors want the government to rethink its policy of heavily investing in new nuclear power, saying materials such as those produced and processed at the site pose a radiological and chemical threat to human health and the environment. Cannington’s Roy Pumfrey of Stop Hinkley was one of those who gave speeches before the group formed a human chain to surround the base. There are currently plans being proposed to bring radioactive waste from other decommissioning nuclear power stations to Hinkley Point A. Owners Magnox have indicated they are looking to apply for permission to transport skips containing radioactive waste from Dungeness, Sizewell and Oldbury, through Bridgwater to Hinkley A, for processing and storage.
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