UK: Democracy Threatens the Existing Order; The Existing Order Threatens Democracy

mariannewildart:

Democracy and Nuclear ….increasingly clear that one must be ditched to have the other.

Originally posted on Mining Awareness Plus:

The British government has long considered democracy a threat to “the existing order”. Recently, the UK Parliament voted to override county and local democracy, in order to facilitate the dumping of its nuclear waste on communities. On the 25 Mar 2015, Ayes were 277 and Noes 33, for the dumping of democracy, along with the nuclear waste. Already in 1984, Hilda Murrell spoke of the “inbuilt tendency to dictatorship”, as an outgrowth of the nuclear industry. Since no one in their right minds wants a nuclear waste dump near them, they must either send all nuclear waste to landfills, as they’ve started doing already, or force nuclear dumps on communities. Sending nuclear waste to landfills involves extermination of the inhabitants of the British Isles over time; the second involves the dumping of democracy.

The UK has a wonderful chance to vote in an anti-nuclear and pro-democracy government on the 7th…

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Windscale, Moorside, Sellafield Accident Impact-Fallout Map

mariannewildart:

Another excellent article from Mining Awareness…THANK YOU M.A! “Each of three proposed Moorside nuclear reactors is 6 times bigger than Windscale, and larger than Chernobyl.”

Originally posted on Mining Awareness Plus:

The Chernobyl accident is an obvious example of how human failures when dealing with a modern technical system can have global consequences and also be a potential threat to what we like to think of as the unspoiled wilderness of the Arctic ” (Ahman, 1998)

The Windscale fire of 10 October 1957 was the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain’s history, ranked in severity at level 5 on the 7-point International Nuclear Event Scale.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windscale_fire Each of three proposed Moorside nuclear reactors is 6 times bigger than Windscale. They are bigger than the Chernobyl reactor.

In “Windscale fallout underestimated“, by Rebecca Morelle-BBC News, 6 October 2007, one finds a rare map of the Windscale fallout plume: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7030536.stm It seems have traveled about the same distance as the Chernobyl fallout.

Unable to find a Creative Commons or public domain map, we used the above map…

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Barrow Children Under the Shadow in the North in Trident Town

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BAE, the biggest arms manufacturers in Europe plan to take over the education of Barrows’ school children.

Note: this is not inevitable – it can be stopped BAE do not take over until Sept …

Local Education Authorities, Councils and Services are being starved of cash so that the government can continue with its insane nuclear agenda which includes nuclear submarines – it doesn’t have to be this way!

In Phillip Pullman’s book The Shadow in the North, the industrialist Bellmann defends his weapons factory in Barrow, claiming that the creation of the Self- Regulator is good for humankind because it is a weapon too horrible to use and will promote peace, he argues that “there are poor children in Barrow who will eat and go to school because of what I have done”. Phillip Pullman’s  evil owner of the Barrow arms factory did not go as far as is happening in reality, the softly softly corruption of Barrow school children.  Children softly radicalised into believing that building clever nuclear weapons of mass destruction is a good way to spend a life times work.

Barrovian children have objected, they have protested strongly time and again against their perfectly good and honest schools being crapped over and scrapped to make way for the building of Furness Academy.  The only people who seem to have profited from the building of the hugely expensive multi £million  Furness Academy are the businessmen and the back room dealers

In 2007 the arms company BAE Systems  offered £400,000 to sponsor the proposed academy in Barrow-in-Furness, the Cumbrian town where the company builds nuclear submarines. This sponsorship was proffered at the same time the arms giant was under criminal investigation in Britain, the US and Europe over corruption allegations.  The nuclear industry and the nuclear weapons industry are of course mutually parasitic, feeding off each other. Parents were concerned about the influence  sponsors like BAE would have on children’s education.  Now after just a couple of years the expensive Furness Academy is failing and Europe’s biggest arms dealer are stepping in to ‘save the day’…..it looks like BAE are to have sole influence on Barrovian children!

This is HELLISH

Article below is hot off the press from RT  (Russia Today)… Europe’s largest arms manufacture BAE Systems has become the main sponsor of an under-performing school in the North West of England. From September the arms marker, which operates a dockyard in Barrow-in-Furness, will run the Furness Academy, which was created under the coalition government’s academies scheme by joining together three failing schools in the area. BAE previously tried to donate £400,000 to the academy in 2007, while the firm was under investigations of corrupt dealings.

The arms company is responsible for the construction of nuclear submarines at its base in the town, which are used in the controversial Trident program. The firm had a £15.4 billion turnover in 2014. BAE has set up a trust to run the school under its submarine-building arm. Campaigners worry the move will have an impact on the curriculum.

Sam Robinson, university coordinator for the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), called the decision “deeply worrying.”

“The idea [BAE] could soon be playing a significant role in running one of our schools is deeply worrying. “It … gives them direct access to potential future employees and often allows them to influence the curriculum to suit their employment needs.”

Read more ​BBC arms trade ties troubling, BAE boss must resign from Trust – campaigners Robinson said the move means the school would be run on “profits from selling arms to some of the world’s most oppressive dictators.” The arms company will be tasked with boosting the academy’s performance. The school has been in special measures since 2012, following a spate of poor Ofsted inspection results.

The schools’ watchdog says improvements have been much too slow. Tony Johns, the managing director of BAE Systems Submarines, said in a statement: “We have for a long time supported local education at primary, secondary and college level, and see this positive step as an extension to our commitment in helping Furness Academy provide its students with the best possible education.” BAE has not issued a comment on the agreement.

Mallen Baker, a strategic advisor for corporate social responsibility, told Schools Week it was quite normal for local companies to invest in local education and, despite BAE’s arms dealings, the firm is simply investing in the future of the town. “Employers recognize that the quality of local recruits is influenced hugely by their quality of education,” he said. “Companies that invest in the local community will also get higher loyalty rates. “With BAE there is an additional factor – they deal with a controversial product. But armament is essential for the defense of the country and we believe in the right for our countries to defend themselves.”

LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE: “Moorside will produce 7% of the UKs energy” RUBBISH!!

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Moorside CONsultation

Complaint on Moorside Advertorial  sent to the Advertising Standards Authority

The more complaints sent in the better …

Radiation Free Lakeland have sent a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority regarding the lie that Moorside would provide “7% of the UKs energy”

“NuGen’s Moorside Project aims to provide approximately 7% of the UK’s

current energy requirement…”

The fantastic claim in the advertorial in every Cumbrian newspaper that Moorside would provide 7% of the UKs energy is a blatent lie which can easily be disproved: 7% of the UKs energy sounds like magic– but the truth is that if the proposed plant produced 7% of the UKs electricity that would be pushing it.

It is also a lie to say nuclear is low carbon, it is in energy deficit if the whole chain is accounted for from uranium mining to accidents and attempts at waste containment..

On the areas on the map for consultation – it is clear that Scotland is nearer than some of the Consultees in Cumbria….but they have been excluded from the consultation along with Ireland, and Norway.

Will Cumbrians show solidarity with Scotland, Ireland, Norway and other areas that would be equally and disastrously impacted on?

Will we show some noise and BOYCOTT the Moorside CONsultation?   This CONsultation does not allow for a NO – which is the only sane option for Moorside: “Chernobyl on Steroids”   Chernobyl is an ongoing nuclear disaster – How many more?

Homicidal Japan Court Approves Restart of Nuclear Reactor by Dangerous Decade Volcano

Originally posted on Mining Awareness Plus:

Although Sakurajima’s activity since 1955 has been characterized by frequent small eruptions, the volcano still poses a danger to the densely-populated surroundings. Roughly 7,000 years ago Sakurajima erupted with a volcanic explosivity index (VEI) of 6, equivalent to the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo“. (Emphasis added) http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=45388&eocn=image&eoci=morenh

Sakurajima is classified as a “Decade Volcano”, one of 17 volcanoes, worldwide, “identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas“. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decade_Volcano
Sakurajima by Krypton, CC-BY-SA-3.0 Sakurajima, 3 October 2009, Photo by Krypton, CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikipedia

Please tell me that this is a nightmare from which we will all shortly awaken and that it is not real:
UPDATE 1-Japan court approves restart of reactors in boost for Abe’s nuclear policy
Posted:Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:57:59 -0400
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Cumbrian Based Fukushima Companies Lie About Energy Produced by Moorside Plan

Moorside Advertorial

Every paper this week in Cumbria has a double page spread about the plan to build 3 diabolic reactors on ancient green fields and hedgerows .

The nuclear industry and their government cronies have done everything in their power to steamroller Cumbria down this vicious radioactive route.  But still that is not enough for them.  They are lying to Cumbrians about the amount of electricity these 3 untried untested “Chernobyl on steroids” reactors would produce.

The double page advertorials printed in every local newspaper proclaim that

“NuGen’s Moorside Project aims to provide approximately 7% of the UK’s current energy requirement.”

This is a blatant lie

If NuGen do not know the difference between electricity and energy then why should we believe their other blatant lies that this will be “safe”  “low carbon”  and the biggest lie of all is the pretence that nuclear is not killing us with increasing radiation linked diseases.

Cumbrians Wake Up – don’t rely on Radiation Free Lakeland to counter the lies and oppose this poisoning of our land and our DNA.

You are the Resistance!

Mobilise to Stop Moorside –

Petition: there is a petition which has not had the benefit of double page advertorials or any media publicity but has already gathered 7167 signatures.

Write to Open Spaces, the NFU, Friends of the Lake District, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, The Scottish Parliament, The Irish Parliament, Norway – all those who would be disastrously impacted on by this development (everyone!)  and urge them to OPPOSE.  The consultation by the developers does not allow for opposition it is designed like an old fashioned mangle to pull you along in one direction with no means of disengagement.  The only sane option is for people to create their own platforms and OPPOSE.

Sending Highly Radioactive Waste to Landfills in the UK: Comment by 21 April; Vote 7 May

Originally posted on Mining Awareness Plus:

The UK Magically Declares Highly Radioactive Waste Non Radioactive and Dustbins it throughout the Kingdom. This is not a joke. The amounts effectively declared “non-radioactive” (approx. 4000 Bq/kg) and sent to landfill are 6 x more radioactive than allowed for EU food (4 x greater than UK food rules; 40 x greater than Japanese rules) and allow 400 x more tritium (40,000 Bq/liter) than legally allowed in water. Clearly this will impact agriculture and drinking water. The becquerels will actually be much higher for fluffy things, which can be compacted, because this is based on volume and not weight. A small box which is 0.1m3 (47 cm x 47 cm x 47 cm) can hold up to 400,000 Becquerels (radioactive emissions per second). It is stated, in the definition of VLLW, that “Controls on disposal of this material, after removal from the premises where the wastes arose, are not…

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