Highly dangerous military convoys carrying nuclear warheads travel regularly up and down the country by road in the West Midlands.
Trident, Britain’s current nuclear weapon system, consists of 4 British built Vanguard class nuclear powered submarines. Each carries up to 16 US Trident II D5 missiles.
A nuclear power station is a large scale and long term investment. If the private sector is to invest in nuclear power it will want long term guarantees for the return on money invested.
The US and the UK used about 320 tonnes of depleted uranium weapons in the First Gulf War in 1991, then in Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo.
Britain’s first nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall in 1956, on what is now the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. We were told that it would produce “electricity too cheap to meter”, a claim which we now know was far from the truth.
These films were shown at the The Renoir cinema in central London as part of a programme called CND Shorts.