Green Party Prospective MEP to speak at Sizewell Saturday 25th April
Eastern Region Green Party
Friday 24th April 2009
Green Prospective MEP to speak at Sizewell Saturday 25th April against new nuclear and for renewables
Green Party Prospective MEP for Eastern England Rupert Read will be joining campaigners at the Sizewell nuclear power site tomorrow (25th April) to call for investment in renewable energy and to oppose £ billions being sunk into more nuclear stations in East Anglia.
The Green Party has consistently opposed nuclear power due to its cost, the unsolved issues of how to deal with radioactive wastes and the risks of catastrophic releases of radiation, due to accidents or terrorism.
More recently, concerns have grown about flooding risks to coastal nuclear power stations as sea levels rise due to climate change. Scientists believe that sea level rise could exceed previous forecasts.
Two sites have been earmarked for possible new nuclear stations in East Anglia - Sizewell in Suffolk and Bradwell in Essex.
Campaigners will gather at Sizewell A and B on Saturday 25th April at 12 noon. Rupert Read is one of the speakers on the day.
There will also be a camp overnight, in preparation for a vigil on the morning of 26th April, Chernobyl Day, to remember all those who have been affected by the 1986 disaster.