The following letter was sent to press last week - as far as I know still unpublished (if you see it anywhere give us a shout!) Cats on a Hot Tin Roof. Cats on a Hot Tin Roof Dear Editor Sellafield have had a busy 2019 offloading numerous operations from the world’s riskiest nuclear waste …
Bravo to authors of new report into Incompatibility of Coal and Climate ambitions. Not to mention incompatibility of Coal and Nuclear Waste.
Bravo to the authors of a new report which concludes that the Cumbrian coal mine is incompatible with the UK’s climate ambition.
“The proposed mine is clearly incompatible with the UK’s climate ambitions and the need for a clean energy future,” said Rebecca Willis, co-author of the report, in a statement. “The new government has championed its commitment to climate action. It now needs to set out its policy on fossil fuel extraction, making clear that digging more coal out of the ground is no longer acceptable.”
Add to the above, the (largely ignored) fact that this coal mine would extend to within five miles of the world’s riskiest nuclear waste site at Sellafieldand you have a recipe for both climate and nuclear disaster — what a terrible double whammy. What the accompanying write up by the report authors does not touch on, is that there are many local…
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The Guardian reports in the news on Friday - Harrogate Spring Water plans expansion threatening woodlands. Why are so many people drinking bottled water? In West Cumbria there is a reason. People are frightened to drink the tap water for fear of it making them ill - this is not hysteria - it is being …
Let 2020 be the year that we Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole and stop this terrible plan. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the crowdfunder and equal thanks to those who have been sharing and talking about this.
The image is a small watercolour painting “Spirit of the Irish Sea” and the final person to donate to the crowdfunder will receive the original painting. #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole
“Sea Horse Heart – Spirit of the Irish Sea”
Let 2020 be the year that we Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole and stop this terrible plan. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the crowdfunderand equal thanks to those who have been sharing and talking about this.
The image above is a small watercolour painting and the final person to donate to the crowdfunder will receive the original painting.
Thanks to you all we now have the means to push forward with a legal challenge.
But we are not resting on our laurels and will be pursuing every means possible to stop this coal mine, alongside the legal challenge.
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2019 - “Campaigning against nuclear is an odd use of time and effort” This year we have wasted a whole lot of time! Thank you to all who have contributed either actively to our campaigns or with donations . All of which goes directly to campaigning for a world free from the civil/military nuclear vampire …
Atomic Kittens…Questions to Sellafield. Thanks to Mining Awareness for flagging this up.
Sellafield is a British nuclear (waste) site in Cumbria, similar to Hanford and Savannah River Nuclear Sites in the United States.
“Dear Sellafield – To Whom it May Concern
Hope you have had a good Christmas!
I would like to ask the following questions on behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland
The questions relate to the rehoming in 2019 of cats from the Sellafield site
1. Why weren’t the cats rehomed ‘in-house’ with Sellafield staff? (this would have allowed some control of rehoming ie not with young families and allowed ongoing monitoring of the cat and host’s health)
2. What methods were used to ensure the cats sent out to animal charities were ‘safe’ from radioactive contamination? (Alpha emitters cannot be detected even from a small distance. If a cat should have eaten prey from an area contaminated with alpha particles the radiation monitor would not pick this up –…
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