Good Day to Bury Bad News: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…Make Room for Nuclear

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Make Room for Nuclear!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Make Room for Nuclear!

A good day to bury bad news? On Friday 8th March Sellafield will be sentenced for dumping low and intermediate level waste into Lillyhall landfill. Earlier this month Sellafield stood at Workington Magistrates Court accused of sending radioactive waste to landfill at Lillyhall. They pleaded guilty. The magistrate deemed the offence so serious that the case was referred to Crown Court for sentencing.

No doubt the industry is hoping that news of their sentencing at Carlisle Crown Court will be overlooked by the reporting of this weekends events all over the world, including here in Cumbria, marking the 2nd anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima disaster (see previous post).

Radiation Free Lakeland and 3 Weeks to Save the Lakes are ordinary Cumbrians, we will be at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday to witness Sellafield being sentenced for their criminal activity in dumping low and intermediate level radioactive waste into landfill. We urge other people to join us in protest at the nuclear industry’s dispersal of radioactivity to the wider environment. This criminal activity is encouraged by deregulation, allowing more and more pathways for contamination. In the 1990s, large-scale dumping of nuclear wastes in Landfill was banned. However in March 2007 the law was changed so that wastes such as plutonium wastes can now be sent to ordinary disposal sites. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Make Room for Nuclear? Cellulose – the woody compound used to make paper – breaks down into chemicals that can make plutonium up to 10, 000 times more likely to get into underground water supplies.

Please sign and share this petition – only a change in the law will prevent Sellafield and other nuclear sites dumping bags of radioactive waste into Cumbrian landfill in future …

No Nuclear Waste in Landfill
“ We the undersigned ask HM Government to change the “exempt” law and ban nuclear waste going into landfill”.
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/46223

We will also be collecting signatures for the 38 degrees petition calling for improved storage facilities for the waste held on site.
http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/make-cumbria-safe

note:
The time has not yet been given out for Friday’s sentencing –
ring Carlisle Crown Court on Thursday after 10.30 to find out the time
FRIDAY 8 th March– tel: 01228 882120 case list: S200130056 – Environment Agency/Sellafield Sites Ltd
OR The time will be posted on the 3 Weeks to Save the Lakes facebook event page as soon as known …. http://www.facebook.com/events/491896080847961/

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