Thursday, 4 February 2010

Oldbury campaigners were on the local radio, objecting to the proposed new nuclear power station at Oldbury

Oldbury nuclear station plan exhibition opens
BBC News online Thursday 4th Feb 2010

Plans for a new nuclear power station in south Gloucestershire have gone
on display.
The exhibition has opened at Turnberrie's Community Centre and there will
be a public discussion at Thornbury Leisure Centre on Saturday.
Campaigners opposed to the station have said they will stage a protest.
The three-day exhibition, organised by the Department of Energy and
Climate Change, ends on Saturday.
Oldbury is one of 10 potential sites for new nuclear stations listed by
the government in its draft Nuclear National Policy Statement, published on 9 November.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Hunt said hosting a nuclear power
station would mean that Oldbury "would continue to play a big part in
helping the UK transform its energy sector".
The department is conducting a 15-week consultation.
However, Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy said it would hold a silent
protest before Saturday's discussion, where government officials will be
A spokesman for the group said its concerns included possible health risks and harm to the environment.