COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: Greenpeace squats at power station to stop nuclear plants

Greenpeace has stepped up its campaign against a new wave of nuclear power stations by squatting at Sizewell power plant.

A group of 150 volunteers have occupied rooftops around the site and are threatening to stay until the Government drops plans to build new nuclear power stations.

As part of the protest many of the volunteers are wearing Homer Simpson and Tony Blair costumes "as a comment on the stupidity of current government thinking over nuclear power", the charity said.

The protest follows the Nukes versus Renewables campaign launched in the summer including lobbying at the Labour conference, leafleting in towns close to power stations and projections on Sizewell's reactor dome.

The move comes after the pressure group went to a High Court judge to stop a £650 million government bailout to British Energy (Third Sector, 16 October). No judgement has yet been made.

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