Andy Blowers, Chair of BANNG, reflects on his recent experience in giving evidence to a Select Committee at Westminster It’s interesting to see how government works. The other day I was invited to give evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. They were pondering the Draft National Policy Statement for … [Continue Reading]
On Saturday, 21 July, a large van drew up outside the former Bradwell nuclear power station. Bradwell was the first stop in the East Anglian leg of CND’s Symbol Tour of Britain to celebrate its sixtieth anniversary. The van was unloaded and its crew, led by David Polden, erected a large CND symbol in protest … [Continue Reading]
Coming to Bradwell & Mersea Saturday 21st July Please come and support the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) Symbol Tour and BANNG (and you do not need to be a member of either group, just concerned!). This Tour is being organised by the anti-nuclear power, London-based group Kick Nuclear on behalf of CND. It will … [Continue Reading]
BANNG column for Regional Life, July, 2018 Varrie Blowers, Secretary of BANNG, reports on the June meeting of the Bradwell Local Communities Liaison Council (LCLC) A band of BANNG representatives, including myself, attended the June meeting of the LCLC at Mundon. The LCLC looks at what is happening at the Bradwell A site with regard … [Continue Reading]
Professor Andy Blowers, OBE, Chair of the Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG), has been awarded the Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal by the American Geographical Society. The medal was created to honour ‘those who examine the influence of humans on the natural world.’ It is awarded in recognition of ‘outstanding work on the dynamic relationship between … [Continue Reading]
BANNG despairs at the lack of mention of potentially serious problems at Bradwell B cheerleading event hosted by Maldon District Council.
The true scale and impact of a nuclear new build project such as that planned for Bradwell has been graphically demonstrated in recent film footage taken by a drone over-flying the Hinkley Point C development site in Somerset – see video above. The scale of the development and the devastation it necessitates – which at … [Continue Reading]