HINKLEY Point B workers were prevented from getting to work after anti-nuclear protestors chained themselves together blocking the road to the entrance to the plant this morning.

Campaigners from South-West Against Nuclear, Nuclear Free Bristol and Bristol CND caused the commotion in an attempt to “shutdown Hinkley Point B”.

Hinkley Point B is currently on ‘statutory outage’ – meaning it’s out of service – and has been undergoing a £40 million maintenance programme since January.

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One thousand extra workers have been called in to carry out the 12,000 separate pieces of work which have been planned in two years of preparations.

Although the works are routine, the anti-nuclear campaigners carried out the protest against the work being taken to extend the life of the reactor.

The protest ended at 10am this morning.

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