Millom Rock + Deer Parks

This is a lovely description of a walk in an amazingly beautiful area. unbelievable it could be seriously considered as a nuclear waste dump. This quarry and surrounding area is being seriously considered by Radioactive Waste Management (a government quango) for the “disposal” of heat generating nuclear wastes. In order to justify new nuclear build such  as that at Hinkley Point, there needs to be a “final solution” for the nuclear waste. This is no solution it is an excuse. A very dangerous excuse.

Lake District Life

A new attraction opened in the area this week. The advertising said “look into a volcano”, highly topical as planes have  been grounded in and out of the UK for 5 days now due to a volcano erupting in Iceland.

The Rock Park is situated at Ghyll Scaur Quarry and would be a brilliant outing for anyone interested in the geology of the Lake District.

Signs tell you what age and type the rocks are. In this case Sedimentary and 20,000 years old. They also say where in the Lake District they come from, this was from The Whicham Valley in Cumbria.

As it was late on a Sunday when we went there was not much activity in the quarry, however it was obvious by the large yellow diggers parked up that it would be an amazing sight when they were in action.

Various storyboards explain how rocks from the…

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PROPOSED GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL FACILITY ON VERY EDGE OF COPELAND WOULD BE NEARER TO SOUTH LAKES MARKET TOWN OF ULVERSTON THAN TO SELLAFIELD

PRESS NOTICE SENT OUT YESTERDAY to local and national press.... nada response so far from follow up phone calls 10 and 20 mile radius from Ghyll Scuar Quarry, The Hill, Millom. This quarry is being considered by Radioactive Waste Management for above surface GDF nuclear sprawl, nuclear police with armour piercing weapons, nuclear licensed site, …

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Letter Sent to UNITE the Union – from Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Dear UNITE,

We are a volunteer nuclear safety group in Cumbria. We have been opposing the proposed coal mine under the Irish Sea since 2017 on both climate and nuclear impacts. We are very concerned that Unite is supporting this plan.

The mine would be directly beneath the decades worth of reprocessing radioactive wastes on the Irish Sea bed, discharged from Sellafield.

The County Council in approving the mine said that subsidence of the sea bed would be “unavoidable” but that they thought it could be suitably mitigated for. We agree that subsidence of the Irish Sea bed would be “unavoidable” however we do not agree that it would be possible to mitigate against the resuspension of plutonium and other radioactive wastes from the Irish sea bed into the water column and back to the beaches.

Research has shown that dried resuspended radioactive particles can travel at least 10 miles…

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Nuclear – Its Not Clean, Green, Safe or New: “New Green Industrial Revolution”

Letter sent to Boris Johnson today by Radiation Free Lakeland following unveiling of the Green Industrial Revolution "10 Point Plan" On the Irish Sea bed - decades worth of Sellafield radioactive waste discharges - Under the Sea bed. - the plan for the Coal Mine. Dear Prime Minister Radiation Free Lakeland are a small voluntary …

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A New Challenge to the Coal Mine Plan

New Challenge to Stop the Coal Mine which would be Below Sellafield’s Radioactive Wastes on the Irish Sea Bed

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Dear Friends

A New Challenge to the Coal Mine Plan

We urgently need to raise funds to challenge the new (amended) plan to open the first deep coal mine in the UK in over 30 years.

Previoushuge generosity of supportershas already delayed the plan. The developers West Cumbria Mining’s initial plan was tostart construction in 2017. !!

A legal challenge was put forward in my name under the bannerKeep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole(aRadiation Free Lakelandcampaign). The detailed work by top lawyers Leigh Day meant that thelegal challengeled to developers amending their application. InOctober of this yeardespite overwhelming evidence on the enormousclimateandnuclearimpacts the amended plan received planning permission from (a no longer unanimous) Cumbria County Council.

Climate Impacts

Now we need funds to continue the fight and STOP THIS COAL MINE. While the climate…

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Hunterston nuclear reactor allowed to restart, despite increasing cracks in the graphite core.

Hunterston Restarted Despite Cracks in Graphite – They KNOW this is Dangerous! Hunterston (and all UK and many overseas reactors) is fuelled by Springfields Nuclear Fuels at the end of Preston New Road – Now Rebranded the “Clean Energy Technology Park” Criminal NuSpeak

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No to Nuclear Power, November 2020, On 27th August, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) announced it was giving EDF permission to restart Reactor 3 at Hunterston B for a limited period – generating up to a total of 16.425 Terawatt days, approximately six months’ operation. (1) Then on 24 September ONR gave EDF permission for Reactor 4 to return to service for a similar limited period. By the end of September both reactors were operating. (2)
 Following the Reactor 3 announcement, EDF said it is hoping to run both reactors at the site for two last six-month periods each and then begin decommissioning them “no later than 7 January 2022”. The reactors were previously scheduled to be shut down in March 2023.
  ONR has yet to give permission for either reactor to operate for a second six months, and this will require new safety cases.
The NFLA and…

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The Jogger, the Coal Mine and the GDF

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

The following words and pictures are from The Jogger. this is Jog No 3 and covers some hot topics – those running shoes are taking a hammering….

“My Jog today continues in Wainwright’s footsteps at Sandwith (Pronounced San-eth around these parts Marra). The start of  one of  the great British hikes will have a coal yard cutting across it. 

Compared to my last outing, today’s jog shall be a breeze as I am sticking to tarmac, just got my trainers dry from my last run. I waited for the weather to clear but unfortunately the mist would not lift. No sea view today.

This is the coast to coast lane from St Bees Lighthouse to Sandwith. Not too far from here beneath our feet is the onshore area for coal extraction. We are led to believe by West Cumbria Mining that we have premium coking coal stretching from here and…

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Six million dead

Uranium …..where it comes from …

Beyond Nuclear International

The Congo Holocaust has its origins in minerals plunder and colonialism

By Linda Pentz Gunter

When you’ve lost family members to the Nazi death camps, it’s a pain that never goes away. Six of my relatives were killed there, four more shot in Polish ghettos and at Forlì. They died long before I was born and were people I never knew. But we have their photographs. Their pain stares out from those images, a perpetual ache.

But what use is endless mourning if no lessons are learned? The most important one surely is that no such Holocaust must ever be allowed to happen again? And yet it has. To almost universal silence. No one speaks of today’s six million dead. They lie beneath the mineral-rich soil of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), invisible and unmourned by the world beyond their country’s borders.

“The Holocaust continues in DRC with the…

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The Old Feudal System is Alive and Well in Copeland.

Chief Exec Officer of West Cumbria Mining is one of 11 on the Committee of Radioactive Waste Management – that committee is responsible for advising Government that a Geological Disposal Facility would be a good thing – only Cumbria is in the frame!

https://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/18843620.copeland-nuclear-storage-facility-create-thousands-jobs/

Copeland is ofOldNorseorigin, so called from theOldNorse “kaupland”meaning”bought land” under the old feudal system.

The old feudal system is alive and well in Cumbria. The feudal masters being the nuclear industry who expect their pound of flesh from money stolen from the public purse and filtered through the nuclear prism “be grateful you serfs!”

Of course not all Copeland folk are up for selling their grandchildrens’ future for a mess of pottage but the nuclear feudal lords make sure that those in positions of power are more than happy to sell the family wealth. Copeland is known for its revolving doors between the nuclear industry council leaders and MPs.

Choose life and resist this plan to bury high level nuclear wastes within the fractured Cumbrian geology. Looking after the wastes into eternity above ground or near the surface would mean more jobs as the waste can be repackaged and…

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The Old Feudal System is Alive and Well in Copeland.

https://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/18843620.copeland-nuclear-storage-facility-create-thousands-jobs/ Copeland is of Old Norse origin, so called from the Old Norse "kaupland" meaning "bought land" under the old feudal system. The old feudal system is alive and well in Cumbria. The feudal masters being the nuclear industry who expect their pound of flesh from money stolen from the public purse and filtered through the nuclear prism "be grateful you serfs!" …

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