Spiderman's hatrick N-plant climbs

Now with his feet back firmly on the ground, Sizewell Spiderman Paul Schot today told the Evening Star how the Suffolk plant was the THIRD nuclear installation he had climbed.

Now with his feet back firmly on the ground, Sizewell Spiderman Paul Schot today told the Evening Star how the Suffolk plant was the THIRD nuclear installation he had climbed.

He was speaking after leading the Greenpeace Goblins in their raid on Suffolk's dome on Monday.

The Dutchman led the ascent up the north east face of the Sizewell B dome, taking almost five hours to climb almost to the top of the giant structure which is one and a half times the size of St Paul's dome in London.

Now he's returned home to Rotterdam in Holland – but the 23-year-old volunteer hasn't given up supporting Greenpeace.

"I've been interested in environmental issues since I was about 11 and met someone during a trip to America," he said.

"Sizewell is the third nuclear power plant I've climbed up, I've done protests like this at two power stations in Holland."

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Mr Schot sells yachting supplies as a profession – but climbing and environmental concerns are his passion in life.

"There's not much to climb in Holland! I have to go to Belgium – or the Alps aren't that far away," he said.

And he dismissed claims from Sizewell authorities that his five-hour climb up the dome was dangerous.

"It was such a slow climb because I was being so careful and making sure it was safe."

Once Mr Schot had completed his climb, he was joined by three other Greenpeace members who painted DANGER on the side of the dome.

"We all knew exactly what we were doing and took great care to ensure everything was safe," he said.

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