Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sizewell blockaders on trial

Anti-nuclear campaigners in court in Lowestoft

Trial dates: 4th January 2011, 10am (plus 5th, 10th, and 11th January)

Blockade at Sizewell - 22 Feb 2010 (Credit: M. Harrison)
Two anti nuclear campaigners, Andreas Speck (46) from London and Ian Mills (45) from Chippenham, will be tried at Lowestoft Magistrates Court from 4 January 2011, for "failing to leave land" (S69(3)(a) CJPOA 1994) when they blockaded Sizewell nuclear power station in Suffolk, England on 22 February 2010 [1].

The blockade, which lasted eight hours, coincided with the end of the former government's consultation on National Policy Statements on Energy (including nuclear power), which the protestors said "
were flawed".

Andreas Speck, a member of Kick Nuclear, the London group of the Stop Nuclear Power Network [2], says: "The present government is presently having to re-consult on the National Policy Statements, which shows that one of our criticism from February was true - the consultations were flawed. However, far from really consulting about our future energy system, the present consultation, which ends on 26 January 2011, is equally flawed, and designed to push through new nuclear. This shows that nonviolent direct action of the kind we did on 22 February 2010 at Sizewell is still necessary."

The trial is listed for 4, 5, 10, and 11 January 2011.

- Andreas Speck, 07580-320627

[1] For information on the action itself, see 

[2] The Stop Nuclear Power Network is a UK-based non-hierarchical grassroots network of groups and individuals campaigning and taking nonviolent action against nuclear power and its expansion and supporting sustainable alternatives.



Anonymous said...

If we now have 'hydrogen power turbine' and I fully beleve they have existed for many years now... WHY do we need Nuclear power at all...??? 100% safe 0 carbon output... also it's practically FREE ENERGY... Is this the real reason for nuclear power? our government would rarther make a quik buck/destroy the plante than give us all the free energy we deserve in the year 2011..!!! <--- this was in 2004 and still they produce DIRTY ENERGY

David Heller said...

Best wishes to you both, and everyone else involved in this campaign!

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the creation of nuclear power plant.. cuase one mistake you make.. can make the planet zero...