BEIS Minister Defends Earthquake Inducing Coal Mine in Letter to Radiation Free Lakeland – We Urge Traffic Light System as Stringent as that for Fracking

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Dear Tim,
URGENT – TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM AS STRINGENT AS THAT FOR FRACKING NEEDED FOR FIRST COAL MINE IN 30 YEARS – JUST FIVE MILES FROM WORLD’S RISKIEST NUCLEAR WASTE SITE

At over 0.5 Fracking Operations were stopped – Not so with Cumbrian Coal Mine which would be “allowed” to induce earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude.

Thank you for sight of the reply from BEIS. Once again Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, has refused to answer our questions.We agree that no one in their right mind – even those focussed on “Delivery” of a Geological Disposal Facility would consider putting a GDF in the vicinity of a coal mine, let alone putting heat generating nuclear waste into a coal mine.

Why then is the coal mine slap bang in the middle of the Cumbrian Irish Sea “search area” for a GDF when this subsea methane rich and faulted area is clearly “not suitable”…

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URGENT: TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FOR COAL EARTHQUAKES

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Dear Friends

Thank you to all who have signed the petition and a really big thanks to those who spoke out at the coal mine planning inquiry about the earthquake/subsidence risks to Sellafield. Because of all of you the Planning Inquiry will now *touch on* seismicity and proximity to Sellafield. (The Planning Inspector stated this at the beginning of today’s proceedings)

We need to make sure that Cumbria County Council do more than *touch on* serious public health and safety concerns by requiring the developer West Cumbria Mining to agree to s106 conditions on seismicity at least as stringent as the Fracking Traffic Light System (s106 are conditions to be placed on the coal mine should the Secretary of State give approval)

Please do write to Cumbria County Council and copy to the Planning Inspectorate asking that a Traffic Light System at least as stringent…

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Earthquakes Stopped Fracking – So Why the Monstrous Silence On “Likely” Induced Seismicity Five Miles From Sellafield? Exactly Who is Protecting Who?

Our trembling earth was the reason fracking was halted – the siesmic impacts from the Cumbrian Coal Mine are set to be far worse than that from fracking and yet there is a terrible silence – a silence that protects no-one but the coal developers and our nuclear obsessed government who want to keep Sellafield out of the behind the headlines narrative that this mine is more than the sum of its climate parts.

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The following letter has been sent to Cumbria County Council and the Planning Inquiry. Our trembling earth was the reason fracking was halted – the siesmic impacts from the Cumbrian Coal Mine are set to be far worse than that from fracking and yet there is a terrible silence – a silence that protects no-one but the coal developers and our nuclear obsessed government who want to keep Sellafield out of the narrative that this mine is more than the sum of its climate parts.

13th September 2020 by email

For the Attention of Paul Haggin, Manager Development Control and Sustainable Development Environment and Regulatory Servicesm, a Copy has also been sent to the Planning Inspector,
Document also attached to include images.

Dear Mr Haggin,

We understand that this week the Cumbria Coal Mine Inquiry will be looking at Conditions of the 106 Agreement to be placed on Woodhouse Colliery…

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A POX ON MOX – Uranium Laced With Plutonium Sent to Japan Courtesy of UK and France

Report from FRANCE 24 - read Full Report Here Activists from environmental group Greenpeace protested against a shipment of reprocessed nuclear fuel that was set to leave France for Japan on Wednesday for use in a power plant. The load of highly radioactive Mox, a mixture of reprocessed plutonium and uranium, was escorted by police …

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West Cumbria Mining Unconvincingly Play Down Seismic Impacts of their Mine

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Windscale (now Sellafield) Nuclear Emergency 10 October 1957 – Will West Cumbria Mining Be The Catalyst For the Next Nuclear Emergency?

New Civil Engineer Full Report :

below are extracts from yesterday’s article in New Civil Engineer

“Cumbrian coal mine | Geotech experts play down earthquake claims

08 SEP, 2021BYCATHERINE KENNEDY

Geotechnical experts have urged caution over claims from a campaign group that the proposed Cumbrian coal mine could cause earthquakes.

Before the start of the public inquiry into the mine –which began yesterday– campaign group Radiation Free Lakeland said that the development poses induced earthquake and subsidence risk.

The group believes that “mining induced seismicity is likely to occur” at the coal mine, and also emphasised that nuclear waste site Sellafield is 8km away.

“The majority of anthropogenic-related earthquakes were caused by coal mining and the decline in their numbers from the 1980s to the 2000s…

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New Coal and Riskiest Nuclear Waste Site in the World on the Same Fault – The Lake District Boundary Fault.

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The planning inquiry starts today. The Secretary of State has asked that the issues raised by climate focussed campaigns be reflected in the Inquiry. The narrow focus on Climate/Steel/Jobs is myopic and ignores the elephant in the room. Without the intervention of Radiation Free Lakeland and our Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole campaign back in 2017 which gave the space for NGOs to get involved there is no doubt that West Cumbria Mining would be cuttting coal right now.

It is very painful today to see the most visceral reasons why we stepped up to oppose this mine dismissed and ignored. This is in direct contrast to the furore (quite rightly) over the seismic risks of fracking. Coal mining is a far bigger catalyst for seismicity, and this coal mine WILL INDUCE SEISMICITY within the area of the riskiest nuclear waste site in the world and yet this issue…

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Rally to mark the beginning of the Inquiry

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Friends of the Earth are organising a rally to mark the beginning of the Inquiry. We hope FoE and other mainstream NGOs will at the 11th hour include the issues that first alerted nuclear safety campaigners Radiation Free Lakeland to the dangers from this coal mine and the creation of our campaign to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole. Please if you are speaking at the Inquiry give a mention to : Proximity to Sellafield, Induced Seismicity, Subsidence of the Irish Sea Bed, Resuspension of 7 decades worth of radioactive wastes on the Cumbrian Mud Patch. All these issues must not continue to be swerved – take a stand. The Climate/Steel/Jobs arguments are important but all would be utterly meaningless should this coal mine do what it says on the tin and induce seismicity near Sellafield

This is the message from our friends at Friends of the Earth about the…

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Cumbria Cracked

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The nuclear safety volunteers who first alerted the world to a massive highly automated methane rich coal mine just five miles from Sellafield and against all odds delayed the plan with legal challenge have been airbrushed out of this article in Cumbria Crack and elsewhere. It is becoming clear that our pro-nuclear government (who are actually employing the coal boss) is all too happy for the focus to remain myopically on climate/jobs/steel while the nuclear elephant in the room is swerved by all and sundry (except us!)

The Coal mine will induce earthquakes in the vicinity of the world’s riskiest nuclear site – that is a given – Lets hope and pray that the massive silence from NGOs over the nuclear elephant in the room does not give the government (who are employing the coal boss) wriggle room to approve the coal mine.

We urge all those speaking against…

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Cumbria Coal Mine Would Cause Earthquakes – its Official

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The video is a very brief summary from Radiation Free Lakeland of the induced earthquake and subsidence expected due to the coal mine.  Sellafield, the world’s riskiest nuclear waste site is just five miles away. What could go wrong

The more people who give a mention to this the more likely the Inspector will include it as a reason to ditch this coal mine in his recommendations to Government

You can Take Action here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/coal-produces-more-earthquakes-than-fracking-so-lets-talk-about-sellafield-and-the-mine

All best wishes and more power to all our collective elbows!

Marianne
Radiation Free Lakeland / Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

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