Tony Cunningham the MP for Workington area has been rewarded with a knighthood for services to politics and the public. From 1994 to 1999 Sir Tony was MEP for Cumbria and North Lancashire, and in 1995 he wrote an influential report on land mines which called for a treaty to instigate an outright ban, now adopted by 150 countries.
Radiation Free Lakeland suspect that this timely honour has not a little to do with Tony’s silence on the plan to dump high level nuclear waste underneath his Allerdale constituency. This is a government plan which has the capacity to out do the nastiest of land mines! The nuclear waste planned for this dump could go critical and that is according to Alun Ellis of the NDA – even if criticality is not reached hot steamy radioactive gases will percolate to the surface “uplifting the land” (Professor Stuart Hazseldine).
Tony Cunningham is an ever so keen supporter of nuclear power – and even supports the proposal for MoorCide which would be a new and much more dangerous nuclear power station in the vicinity of Sellafield. For Moorcide to go ahead there needs to be a “solution” to the nuclear waste problem – cue Tony’s silence on the biggest land mine in the world.
” I WANT to see a new nuclear power station at Sellafield.” Tony Cunningham