Anti nuclear protestors on Sizewell roof

AROUND 75 Greenpeace activists today evaded security at Sizewell B and climbed onto the roof of nuclear buildings.Protestors waved flags saying 'No more nuclear' while others dressed in outfits such as Homer Simpson and Tony Blair protested from the rooftops.

By Georgina James

AROUND 75 Greenpeace activists today evaded security at Sizewell B and climbed onto the roof of nuclear buildings.

Protestors waved flags saying 'No more nuclear' while others dressed in outfits such as Homer Simpson and Tony Blair protested from the rooftops.

All around the stone-walled perimeter of the power station colourful graffiti saying 'D-oh!' – a phrase associated with Homer Simpson - had been sprayed on the wall.

It is understood that the activists climbed up ladders and onto the roof of the 20-metre high cooling water pump house without challenge.

The security breach happened three months after Evening Star photographer Richard Snasdell was able to charter a plane and fly over Sizewell A and B despite fears over September 11-style terrorism.

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A spokesperson for British Energy today said: "At approximately 7.30 this morning around 75 Greenpeace protestors entered the Sizewell B site.

They did so by scaling the perimeter fence with ladders.

"This is a non violent protest and at no time has there been any threat to people on or off the Sizewell site, or to any plant or equipment. Nuclear safety conitnues to be British Energy's number one priority.

"There are well rehearsed security arrangements in place and a contingency plan has been exercised.

"Four people have been arrested so far and have been removed from the site by Suffolk police.

"British Energy is working closely with Suffolk police to resolve the situation as quickly as possible."

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