For immediate release: 6 July 2006

As part of its ongoing campaign to prevent the replacement of Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today announced its support for the upcoming Block the Builders action, scheduled to take place at the gates of the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment on Monday 10 July at 7 am. The blockade comes as building work continues at Aldermaston on the £100 million ORION laser facility and other facilities which are likely being built in preparation for the construction of a new generation of nuclear weapons. CND Chair Kate Hudson will be present at the blockade.

Kate Hudson, Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, said, “The government has promised us a full debate on Trident Replacement but there is every indication – given the level of investment and development taking place at Aldermaston – that a decision has already been taken behind closed doors. We demand a halt to all building work at Aldermaston until a democratic decision has been taken on the future of Britain’s nuclear weapons system.”


Notes to Editor:

1. For further information and interviews please contact Rick Wayman, CND’s Press & Communications Officer, on 0207 7002350 or 07968 420859

2.The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is one of Europe’s biggest single-issue peace campaigns, with over 32,000 members in the UK. CND campaigns for the abolition of all nuclear weapons everywhere.