300ft High Power Station Protest

The energy firm EDF has dropped its five million pound law suit against a group of environmental activists who occupied one of its power stations in Nottinghamshire.

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Statement from EDF Energy about power station protest

EDF Energy have issued this statement about the ongoing protest at its plant at West Burton in Nottinghamshire.

"The station is in a commissioning phase at the moment and the first unit is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. While the protest is ongoing only essential staff are leaving and entering the plant."

"The protest will not affect supplies to energy users in the area or to the national grid. Generation at the adjacent coal station is unaffected."

"We support the right to peaceful protest. However, any unlawful action is of serious concern and puts at risk the safety of the individuals involved. Our site management and security teams have taken the appropriate action in protecting the safety of the public, personnel and plant."

– EDF Energy Spokesperson

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