Activist video from the occupation of a farm near the planned Nuclear power station in Hinkley
Protesters have for the second time in a week occupied the development site at
Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.
Anti-nuclear activists took possession of an abandoned farm on the site which is protected under International Environmental law. The site contains a Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI) and a protected wetland (R.A.M.S.A.R site) but it is due to be cleared by power company EDF in
the coming months. Protesters are angry that permission has been given for this work
to begin before the company have won permission to build their controversial new nuclear plant.
Local media reported this week that EDF will begin site clearance in the coming weeks, although EDF claimed the opposite when protesters occupied the trees on Tuesday. The first phase of the preparation works will include removal of hedgerows and all trees, before stripping all topsoil and levelling the landscape, all this despite the fact that planning permission has not been granted for a new nuclear power station at the site.
The farm premises is accessible by public footpaths and visitors are being welcomed by the protesters.
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