For immediate release: 21 July 2006
The Daily Mirror’s expose of the lack of security at Stonebridge Park railway depot, shows the real security threat that the nuclear industry represents.
With trains carrying nuclear waste sitting in the depot for hours at a time, surrounded by houses, schools and a hospital, the potential for a terrorist act, or an accident, to kill thousands of people is ever-present. If a Daily Mirror reporter can walk up to the train that easily, then anyone could.
Chair of CND, Kate Hudson, said
“this is another nail in the coffin of the arguments for nuclear power. Nuclear trains travelling from Dungeness to Hunterston are a threat to communities the length of the country. This is a further exposure of the lie that nuclear power is clean and safe. The government must turn back from a new generation of nuclear power stations.”
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.