Fracking: Nuclear Fools

It has taken some doing but at last a national media outlet has exposed the close proximity of fracking operations on the Fylde to the UKs nuclear fuel site, 'Springfields'. Good on Private Eye for breaking the silence. Check out page 37 of Private Eye 16th Nov ... here is a small extract of the …

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Sellafield Manager “I am not sure what you mean by radioactivity levels higher than they should be” #ThanksThorp

In 1994 West Cumbrian students ask "What exactly do you do if you find the radioactivity levels are higher than they should be" Sellafield Manager, Rex Strong replies "I am not sure what you mean by higher than they should be" Even before Thorp opened the reprocessing already taking place at Sellafield had produced a …

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Celebrating Nuclear Disaster #ThanksThorp

There is a cringeworthy celebration fest going on in Cumbria. While most industries celebrate their successes, the nuclear industry loves nothing better than celebrating catastrophic financial failure and the disastrous burden of long term toxic pollution. "The Art of Reprocessing" is a most pukeworthy "celebration".  The nuclear industry and its partner in crime,  our government, …

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Callout to Groups to Help Finland STOP Nuclear Madness!

Radiation Free Lakeland have answered the call from Finland and signed this letter to the President, Government and Parliament of Finland (Antinuclear international Call - 2018_VR (3)) We hope other groups will join in helping Finland stop their nuclear madness.  Their nuclear madness is our nuclear madness! The call out and more information is below …

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Jean Ward told National Grid to “Scrap Your Pylon Connection – Moorside is an abomination”

National Grid have said that it has spent tens of millions of pounds planning the 100-mile power line to connect Nugen’s Moorside plant to the electricity transmission network. They now want this to be “recovered” from households and businesses via levies on their energy bills for decades to come. Remember a couple of years ago when Friends of the Lake District and others were faffing about with the pylon route.. …they should have joined the late great Jean Ward in urging National Grid to Scrap the Pylon Connection. Now we will all pay ££s because of the nuclear luvvies, but it is far far less than the abomination of new reactors on greenfields near to Sellafield.

I was so sad to hear of Jean Ward’s passing.  In her late eighties she had a young spirit and campaigned fiercely but with great personal gentleness.  The last time I spoke to her was quite recently when she phoned me up to let me know that she had given National Grid a piece of her mind.  She was inspired.  She told National Grid that their actions in planning to connect pylons to three untried untested nuclear reactors was nothing short of criminal.  National Grid replied to her that “Moorside has nothing to do with us.”  Jean pulled them up on this and they had to admit that if Moorside doesn’t go ahead, neither do the giant pylons.  Jean told National Grid that they should be ashamed of themselves for promoting such a dangerous monstrosity that has the potential to pollute much of Europe…”Scrap your pylon connection – Moorside would…

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WE DID IT (MAYBE?) DID WE JUST STOP MOORSIDE?

THANKS TO ALL YOU LOVELY FOLK who have campaigned tirelessly to raise the alarm about the diabolic plan for 3 reactors on greenfields near to Sellafield. The Guardian and other press have reported today that: "“Toshiba recognises that the economically rational decision is to withdraw from the UK nuclear power plant construction project, and has …

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Fylde Fracking Near Nuclear Fuel Site – “No Problem” says Government

A supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland has been doing excellent work in a series of letters to the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP in relation to fracking in Lancashire near the Springfields Nuclear Fuel site. The reply is an essay in nonchalance which is breathtaking in the wake of the supposed precautionary principle lessons learnt …

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George Monbiot and other Ye Olde Nuclear Cheerleaders are driving Paddington Bear’s Extinction in Peru

  Its not too big an overstatement.  George Monbiot and other Ye Olde Nuclear Cheerleaders are driving Paddington Bear's Extinction in Peru. There has NEVER been any uranium mining in Peru but now companies are eyeing up uranium "assets" and floating their uranium ambitions on the stock market as a direct result of nuclear cheerleading …

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PR Drivel as Dirty Dangerous Thorp Plant “Celebrated” in “The Art of Reprocessing” The World’s Nuclear Waste

Spent Fuel Ponds at Sellafield - a result of "Reprocessing" the world's nuclear wastes - much of  the reprocessing waste is discharged through a pipeline to the Irish Sea where it sits on the sea bed till resuspended and brought back on the tide.   A new exhibition previews at the Sellafield run Beacon Museum …

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