nuclear-news

The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

Birmingham protest against the trucking of nuclear weapons through their city

radiation-truckflag-UKWarning over nuclear weapons being shipped past Birmingham, Birmingham Mail, 14 JUL 2016 BY Warheads from Britain’s nuclear weapons system Trident are shipped past the city on the M6   Campaigners say Birmingham is being put at risk by nuclear weapons being driven past the city six times a year

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will host a public meeting in Birmingham on July 23 to raise awareness of the fact that nuclear weapons are routinely driven past the city.

Warheads from Britain’s nuclear weapons system Trident are shipped past the city on the M6 from their base in Scotland to be refurbished in Berkshire.
The Ministry of Defence said the strictest safety measures were taken to move the weapons – and no incidents had occurred in 50 years.

The Ministry of Defence said the strictest safety measures were taken to move the weapons – and no incidents had occurred in 50 years.

Matt Hawkins, project officer at ICAN-UK, said the weapons travel in lorries past schools, hospitals, and homes.

He said: “The Government has a duty to protect its citizens but, by possessing nuclear weapons and driving them past our towns and cities, they are needlessly putting us in great danger.

“Our aim with this meeting in Birmingham is to let people know that nuclear weapons are driven so close to their doors – we think it is their democratic right to know this. “We then want to give the people of Birmingham the chance to raise their concerns with the politicians who are supposed to be protecting us all from danger, not putting our lives at risk.”

The meetings come as MPs face a vote on renewing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system……..http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/warning-over-nuclear-weapons-being-11611290

Advertisements

July 15, 2016 - Posted by | opposition to nuclear, UK

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: