Date(s) - Sat 23 July
Temple Meads Station,
Nuclear Trains National Day of Action
Saturday 23rd July 2016 Meet 10.30am at Temple Meads Station, Bristol BS1 6QF
Trains with highly-radioactive nuclear material pass through Bristol every week. They carry nuclear fuel rods removed from the nuclear power station at Hinkley in Somerset, plus some bring nuclear scrap from Devonport dockyard in Plymouth.
THESE CARGOES ARE DANGEROUS
- These trains continuously emit low-level radiation – and exposure to any increase in radiation means increased risks of cancers.
- As a result of a serious accident or terrorist attack the rod containers could break open, releasing highly-radioactive material that would blow for miles in the wind and kill thousands of people.
- Flasks can “sweat”, when small amounts of radioactive material absorbed into paint migrate to the surface, causing contamination risks
- The plutonium is used for nuclear warheads on the Trident submarines.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Contact your MP or local Councillor (www.writetothem.com/) to stop these trains coming through our city.
We will meet at Bristol Temple Meads Station for leafleting and informing people about these dangerous cargoes going through busy stations like Temple Meads, which is only one of the stations in Bristol these trains pass through.
Organised by SWAN https://southwestagainstnuclear.wordpress.com/
Please promote https://www.facebook.com/southwestagainstnuke/