Nuclear

Protests shut down road to nuclear weapons site

Five campaigners from the Trident Ploughshares international nuclear disarmament camp were arrested this morning after they blocked the road leading to the Coulport nuclear weapons depot starting at 7am.

The group of mostly veteran peace activists from Spain and the UK locked onto each other using concrete and metal tubes, which MoD police took nearly three hours to cut free.

The crew included retired teacher Brian Quail, 79, Welsh peace… Continue reading

Nuclear Power At What Price?

March 11th will mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, releasing radioactive material into the atmosphere in what was the biggest nuclear disaster since the explosion at Chernobyl twenty five years earlier.

The initial earthquake caused the reactors at the plant to shut down automatically, activating the emergency generators. But the tsunami which followed the earthquake flooded… Continue reading

May trial for Faslane lock-on five

Five activists who earlier this month blocked the main road to Faslane Naval Base — home to the Trident nuclear programme — have been charged with breach of the peace and bailed to the end of April, with a May trial date.

On February 2nd the five, who are all from Faslane Peace Camp sited between the naval base and Shandon, held a lock-on outside the facility’s South… Continue reading

Bad reaction

Rich Cross looks at the expansion of Britain’s nuclear power programme Continue reading