SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Hinkley protestors urge Prime Minister to say NO to nuclear “white elephant”
PROTESTORS were holding a rally at Hinkley Point today (Friday, October 9, 2015) to call on the British Government to stop what they have described as a nuclear “white elephant.”
Members of the Stop Hinkley campaign group were joined by South-West MEP Molly Scott Cato and Dennis Baupin, vice-president of the French National Assembly, for the “pop-up” protest against the Hinkley Point nuclear installation.
The protest group is urging Prime Minister David Cameron not to sign a £24.5-billion agreement with the Chinese Government later this month.
The deal will give the final go-ahead for the planned Hinkley Point C – Britain’s first new nuclear power station for two decades – to be built.
The power station will be run by EDF Energy.
But there have been concerns that building Hinkley C will be more expensive than the Olympic Games, Heathrow Terminal Two and Cross Rail combined – which could, in turn, have a serious impact on energy bills for consumers.
PHOTOS: Taken during today's (Friday, October 9, 2015) protest at Hinkley Point. Photos - Jeff Searle.