Make Cumbria Safe! For starters – STOP bringing waste and reprocessing

A new petition has gone online written by a Cumbrian councillor asking Secretary of State, Ed Davey to Make Cumbria Safe. A good start would be to stop ALL transports of waste to Sellafield and to cease churning out ever more plutonium from the reprocessing of that waste. Please support this petition and MAKE CUMBRIA …

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Notes from the “call in” meeting in Carlisle 19th Feb

Excellent write up from The 'call in' meeting. These handwritten notes have been made by Fiona of 3 Weeks to Save the Lakes http://www.itv.com/news/border/story/2013-02-19/nuclear-waste-repository/ Please note- this is all paraphrased not quotes and is based on notes taken at the time- I don't do shorthand, I couldn't get every point. Intro: 3 councillors had made …

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Britain’s Plutonium Mountain – BBC File on 4

The world's largest Plutonium Mountain is at Sellafield. Plutonium was not an accidental byproduct of the nuclear industry but deliberately extracted as a bomb making material. Despite there already being 112 tonnes of Plutonium at Sellafield, 4 - 6 tonnes more every year is extracted from used nuclear fuel i.e. radioactive waste by reprocessing. Every …

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Make Cumbria (and Cumbria’s Neighbours) Safe!

Please sign and share http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/make-cumbria-safe Radiation Free Lakeland fully support Councillor John McCreesh's call to "Make Cumbria Safe." We urge others to do the same, all our futures depend on the wastes at the Sellafield site being contained into eternity, rather than dispersed to landfill, geological dump, scrap metal, rivers, air and sea. Cllr John …

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No means NO!!

STOP PRESS..... A unanimous vote of confidence in the Cabinet decision Despite the best efforts of a smear campaign which originated from Sellafields's press officer and is directed at opponents of the nuclear dump... the Economy and Environment Group have unanimously voted to uphold the Cabinet's reasoned and logical No to going any further along …

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Reply to BBC Complaints Department

The BBC have asked for more information regarding our complaint about the ongoing smear campaign against anti-nuclear campaigners in Cumbria. Dear BBC Complaints The complaint regards the repeating of defamatory claims that anti nuclear campaigners 'threatened and intimidated" councillors in Cumbria. online here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21370919 and also aired on the BBC TV news This is a …

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What Part of NO Don’t You Understand?

The decision by Cabinet has been "called in" by 3 Copeland councillors. That means that the Economy & Environment Group will 'scrutinise' the Cabinet's decision and either agree with it or ask that the Cabinet take a revote. It has been suggested that Copeland was always expected to call in the decision if the Cabinet …

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Letter to Secretary of State: No Radioactive Landfill – Keekle Head

Press Notice Radiation Free Lakeland Following an appeal by the company wanting to dump low level waste at Keekle Head, Radiation Free Lakeland have written to the Secretary of State urging Cumbria County Council's refusal for Keekle Head low level nuclear dump is upheld. Jamie Reed MP's rational objection to a low level nuclear dump …

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Baroness Verma asked to Apologise for Defamation of Anti-Nuclear Campaigners

Dear Lady Verma, On February 5th Radiation Free Lakeland sent an email to Jamie Reed MP outlining concern about Copeland and Allerdale’s wish to revisit the geological dumping of nuclear wastes in Cumbria despite the conclusion of the MRWS process. Since then it has become apparent that to achieve this goal of continued steps towards …

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Guest Blog – Steamboat Andy on the GDF, and Radioactive Waste Dumped in Landfill

I have only recently become aware of this proposed GDF so was out there last week with the rest of the campaigners with my placard as another cumbrian voice to say NO WAY TO A DUMP IN UNSUITABLE GROUND ! I have been reading the news and comments in the local papers and on the …

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