Join Stop New Nuclear – a network to stop new nuclear power stations of which CND is a member – as we surround Springfields nuclear fuel production site.
What is Springfields?
Springfields is the world’s first nuclear fuel manufacturing plant, based in a small village near Preston. It carries out civil and military nuclear contracts for facilities across the UK, producing nuclear fuel, storing and processing nuclear waste and decommissioning nuclear plants and facilities.
Through the gates of the Springfields plant pass a deadly cargo of materials which have fuelled nuclear bombs, nuclear reactors and nuclear accidents for over 70 years. These materials pose a radiological and chemical threat to human health and to the environment.
What is the action about?
The Government is still pressing forward with its policy of new nuclear power, despite delays, spiralling costs and even bankruptcy of the major players. Springfields would play a pivotal role in supplying this power and in processing the waste material.
Radioactive material is transported to and from this site nationally and internationally via road and rail. We are inviting you to take this same journey to join us in the dirty core of the UK nuclear industry for a day of protest, information sharing and solidarity. We plan to surround the site with people dressed as nuclear waste barrels – a record breaking attempt!
12:00-1:00 Assemble outside Springfields Nuclear Fuels
1:00 Speakers and live music. Confirmed speakers include Kate Hudson (CND General Secretary), as well as Roy Pumfrey (Stop Hinkley), Chinks Grylls (Stop Hinkley), Ruth Owens (Anti-fracking nanas), Linda Walker (Chernobyl Childrens Project), Marianne Birkby (Radiation Free Lakeland), Nikki Clark (South West Against Nuclear), Martyn Lowe (Close Capenhurst), Rowland Dye (TP), Chris Bluemel (The Peoples Nuclear Co-operative).
3:00 Forming of human chain to surround the base
5:00 Live link with indigenous communities resisting uranium mining, in the village hall
Veggies will be providing food and hot drinks during the day, and there is a nearby pub. That said, it is advisable to bring plenty of water and you may like to bring hot drinks in a flask. April weather is of course unpredictable, so be prepared for rain or shine.
Transport has been arranged from Leeds, Bradford, Bristol and Bridgwater.
If you are coming by public transport, the nearest operating railway station is Preston. A shuttle service will operate from Preston railway station at 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00. When exiting the station, look for a minibus with a ‘Surround’ sign in its windscreen.
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- See CND’s no to nuclear power page for more information on the dangers of nuclear power