Can’t Beat it Alone pt13 – Young People Nirex Campaign

Interview with group of young people involved in successful campaign against Nirex dump at Billingham.

0:00 – Scenes of group looking at press cuttings about campaign and plans of proposed site

2:00 – Discussion of impact plans had had on house prices and house building in the area

5:00 – Water supply for Hartlepool would have been at risk from leakage of nuclear material – which would not have been visible. Locals would have taken direct action had it been necessary

9:00 – Interviewer asks if their experience of campaigning had influenced their attitudes to other groups such as the miners. Yes, in both cases communities were affected and both related to the nuclear industry

12:45 – The group was thinking of writing a booklet publicising how they’d won and lessons learned. They accepted they’d be leading the campaign if the plans re-emerge in the future

15:00 – Interviewer asks if they campaign against nuclear power altogether. They don’t think it would be possible to win that with this government although there should be more research into renewable sources eg wave power

18:40 – Sound cuts, shots of press cuttings about the BAND campaign they’d been looking at

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