Big Issue in the North – Pu on Cumbrian Beaches

A letter published in this weeks Big Issue in the North QUESTION OF TRUST Cumbria Wildlife Trust has just held a sand sculpture competition at St Bees. This beach, near Sellafield, is where 41 hot radioactive particles were recovered last year, including plutonium. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's response to this increase has been to ask …

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Barking Dog Award goes to Keep Britain Tidy – “Safe” Beaches full of Pu

A Letter to Keep Britain Tidy - Safe Beaches full of Pu (Plutonium) Congratulations to Keep Britain Tidy on receiving the Barking Dog Award 2013. This is a new award and Keep Britian Tidy is the first recipient for outstanding promotion of the worlds most radioactively contaminated beaches as “Seaside Award” winning safe clean beaches. …

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What Sellafield doesn’t want you to know…. while gas prices rise

Radiation Free Lakeland has asked Sellafield Ltd to tell us how much it spent on gas last year. In 2009 Sellafield spent £30m on gas Since then reprocessing activity has increased. Most of the gas will go towards the insane crash programme of reprocessing activity and the rest to keep the wastes cool. Sellafield is …

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Radioactive Mermaids – why should we care?

Last week Cumbria Wildlife Trust held their Beached Art event at St Bees. St Bees happens to be one of the beaches near Sellafield where radioactive particles from a crash programme of reprocessing have been found in increasing numbers. The reason for the crash programme is that dumping radioactive waste at sea will be banned …

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Further correspondence with DECC jokers…

Once again DECC has refused to honour its commitment to rule Cumbria out following the No vote. .... meanwhile the wastes continue to arrive at Sellafield. The plutonium continues to stack up from dodgy reprocessing. All the while DECC is wined and dined by the nuclear industry looking to pick up government contracts in the …

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DECC Jokers have not accepted Cumbria’s NO –

Radiation Free Lakeland have received a reply from the Department of Energy and Climate Change regarding geological dumping of high level nuclear waste. Their responses to our questions are not just evasive and disingenuous. The replies indicate that Cumbrians have not got through to these jokers in government that we are: a. Not willing b. …

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The Wastwater Gnomes series of books now available in Kendal Library

The Wastwater Gnomes series of 3 comic books are now available at Kendal Library. Reviews CND CYMRU says of The Wastwater Gnomes: This slim, beautiful book is the first of the Chronicles of Wastwater written and illustrated by Lakeland artist and anti-nuclear campaigner Marianne Birkby. The delightfully illustrated story explores the relationship of Wastwater in …

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A Letter to Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Radioactive Castles in the Air

Dear Cumbria Wildlife Trust, You won’t remember this, but as wildlife obsessed teenager I painted an exhibition for the junior branch of Cumbria Wildlife Trust to launch “Watch.” That was over 30 years ago. With great sadness I have just cancelled my subscription. While supporting much of what CWT has done over the years, I …

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