CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell have got 10,000 people to sign a petition against the plans.

The petition, led by West Mersea pressure group Banng (Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group), will be passed to MP Charles Hendry, minister for energy at the department of energy and climate change in London on Tuesday.

Varrie Blowers, secretary of Banng, said: “Getting so many signatures from local communities and those with ties to the area is a colossal achievement and demonstrates unequivocally the sheer strength of opposition to the proposal.”

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