‘The Gift’ That No One Wants

Christmas 'GIFT' to Cumbria - Hot Radioactive Waste Dump
Christmas ‘GIFT’ to Cumbria – Hot Radioactive Waste Dump

The map above is to scale and shows the size of the area proposed by government for a geological dump 25km square under Cumbria’s beautiful rivers, mountains, towns and villages. The discussions as to “where this would go” under Cumbria are a meaningless distraction – this would be so big and so leaky it would be close to everywhere!

This map does not of course include the access shafts or above ground ‘canning factory’ or the ‘sidings’ where the waste would arrive prior to burial.

Radiation Free Lakeland will be going to London on 3rd Dec to protest our opposition to the CONsultation and to the continued push for geological dumping under Cumbria or anywhere else for that matter. We will be delivering hundreds of letters to DECC (see below if you would like to add your name)

Geological dumping aims to put the waste out of reach of future generations. Cumbrian councils and others are insisting that the waste should also be retrievable. Retrievability is essential. Geological dumping is incompatible with retrievability. Geological dumping would mean putting the waste out of the reach of future generations and preventing them from ensuring their groundwaters are safe from radioactive contamination.

The reason Government are pushing so hard for geological dumping under Cumbria is to enable new nuclear build. A report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (known as the Flowers Report) stated that:
“… it would be morally wrong to commit future generations to the consequences of fission power on a massive scale unless it has been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that at least one method exists for the safe isolation of these wastes for the indefinite future.” [para 181, page 81]

This report still stands and was the basis of a challenge by Greenpeace over Hinkley C. Surprising then that the normally lionhearted Greenpeace wimped out and withdrew their challenge quietly in October. According to Greenpeace campaigner Emma Gibson: the Government had since disclosed the bulk of its defence, which she admitted showed there were plans for a waste dump.

Really!! Shouldn’t Cumbrians be told what these papers contain?

Radiation Free Lakeland asked Greenpeace and their answer is: The papers are confidential under legal process and cannot be released.

We have asked government under the Freedom of Information Act for the content of the papers disclosed to Greenpeace. If as Greenpeace have claimed it is “highly unlikely” the dump will be built and that the “implementation of geological disposal” needs to be seen to continue in order to enable new build then why drop the legal challenge? Either way Cumbrians are being subjected to huge emotional trauma while radioactive wastes stack up at Sellafield from continued reprocessing and the dodgy ducks are lined up for insane new build.

Hundreds of Letters (below) will be be delivered to the Department of Energy and Climate Change on 3rd Dec by Radiation Free Lakeland …
email your name and address to : rafl@mariannebirkby.plus.com with DUMP ED DAVEY in the subject line to add your name

To the Department of Energy and Climate Change

Dear Ed Davey,

Cumbrians have said No repeatedly to a geological dump anywhere under this land from Morecambe Bay to the Solway. The new consultation announced by DECC is a narrowly focused set of questions with the aim of achieving a Yes response to a repository as quickly as possible by scrapping the rights of host communities to say NO. The consultation aims to give the few people on the Allerdale and Copeland Borough Council Executive the sole right to make the decision. Cumbrians have already said no repeatedly to becoming the nuclear dumping ground for existing and future radioactive wastes taken out of reactor cores and buried under Cumbria’s leaky geology.

Cumbria is not a willing volunteer for the geological dumping of nuclear wastes and the representative County council has already said NO. I say NO to geological dumping of nuclear waste under Cumbria.

Yours sincerely,

Name:

Address:

notes:
FLowers Report and History of Nuclear Waste

History of nuclear waste disposal proposals in Britain

Geological Disposal
http://www.nda.gov.uk/documents/upload/Geological-Disposal-Generic-disposal-facility-designs-December-2010.pdf

Rock Solid? A scientific review by Dr Helen Wallace -European Leaders are being misled over the safety of underground disposal of dangerous nuclear waste which could poison groundwaters for centuries
http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/Publications/2010/rock-solid-a-scientific-review/

Greenpeace Challenge Withdrawn
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/greenpeace-abandons-hinkley-point-lost-cause-8906372.html

101 Uses for a Nuclear Power Station
http://101-uses-for-a-nuclear-power-station.blogspot.co.uk/

Cabinet Meeting – “Its just about the process” No – its just about Forcing a Nuke Dump

Like Lemmings we continue the Nuke Dump "process"

Radiation Free Lakeland were at the Cabinet Meeting of Cumbria County Council today in Carlisle. The meeting was to discuss the Council’s “response” to the latest trap for them set by Government. RaFL have been urging people not to “respond” to this trap directly to but write to DECC and others strongly opposing the “process” which leads to only one outcome – a nuclear dump under Cumbria.

Understandably Cumbria County Council are very angry that government is planning to airbrush them out of the picture. The CONsultation was written specifically with Cumbria’s two tier authority of District and County Council in mind. Following the County’s NO vote Government now just wants to make a deal with the few nuclear patsies on Allerdale and Copeland’s District Council Executive.

Cumbria County Council’s policy on geological dumping was outlined by Council Leader Stuart Young.”We support deep geological disposal but only if it is safe and waste can be monitored and retrieved and that means not necessarily in Cumbria.” I spoke to Stuart Young on the way into the meeting and asked him to reconsider the Council’s support for geological disposal. There is no other county in the frame and not likely to be which means that the government will keep on coming back again and again and airbrushing away inconveniences like the County’s No vote. This will happen again and again unless the County Council and others work to oppose the concept of geological disposal not just in Cumbria but anywhere. “Anywhere” is not going to volunteer but it is the means by which the lie is continued that this is a National process and Cumbria are merely “responding” – NO – we are being caught in a clever trap. The whole point of geological dumping is to try to put the waste out of the reach of future generations this makes a nonsense of also aiming for the sane option of constant monitoring and retrieval – the two are incompatible and the sooner Cumbrian Councillors and groups working to stop the dump realise this the better chance we have of a Radiation Free Lakeland (“Lakeland” including the Greater Lakeland of West Cumbria!)

Field Notes from Today’s Meeting – please note this was taken down by hand any mistakes are mine

Before the discussion on the CONsultation there was a report discussed on the Local Enterprise Partnership. New Nuclear is one of the proposed “growth” areas There was no mention of the increased waste.

Stuart Young: MRWS ceased on 30th January. It is however unclear whether this process is a new process or a continuation of the old one. Cumbria County Councils existing policy is to support deep geological disposal but only if it is safe and waste can be monitored and retrieved and that means not necessarily in Cumbria. Members have had many representations from members of the public on both sides some saying our draft response is too weak and some saying it is too strong. The Consultation document from DECC proposes changes which do not adequately express our concerns from the 30th. Baroness Verma has written to the local paper or perhaps the letter was penned by the chap who has gone off on unpaid leave (this means Mark Higson from the Office of Nuclear Development) has said that “There would be no additional jobs associated with continued storage compared with the construction of a GDF”. This is civil service speak. Once a GDF is built its built whereas storage and monitoring goes on, in the long term there would be more jobs. The Right of Withdrawal is still not written into statute. On Community Benefits Baroness Verma who is unelected has said there would be 100s of £millions but again there is nothing in reply to questions for detail. We know that monetary help for West Cumbria from Government is abysmal. On the Community Benefits they have said that the money cannot be spent until the community commits to hosting. If they withdraw the money is clawed back by government. If a volunteer community came forward in Cornwall or Northumbria they are Unitary Authorities whereas Cumbria is a two tiered authority with the County and District Councils. The new process is unworkable and brazen. The not only have the goal posts have been moved but one of the teams has been sent off and the other is trying to dig a big hole in the pitch.

David Southward: Commends the draft report by Cabinet. The new process is fundamentally wrong – this for the whole of the UK – the government will peddle its wares around the country searching for a county to host a GDF. If and when this happens it would be a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project bigger than the Channel Tunnel or an Airport. Stuart Young is the only Cabinet member from the 30th January meeting to have given coherent reasons for refusing. Be assured it doesn’t matter whether it goes in a hole in the ground or in a sheds on Seascale Golf Club what matters is that it is safe. No human endeavour is 100% safe. The decision taken by Cabinet on the 30th may have sullied Government view of West Cumbria and the nuclear scene. I agree that it is nonsense to give this decision to District Councils. On Geology certainty is unachievable you have got to be prepared to modify design depending on what you find in the geology. The inventory is left open because of uncertainty if there is a use for Plutonium. No one wants to buy MOX if it were to go into the repository this would make the structure larger and more expensive. I cannot support the recommendation.

Jo Stephenson: I will be supporting the recommendation 3.1 it is of national significance and that public support should be tested with a Countywide referendum only that would have a realistic prospect of the project commanding public support.

Clare Feeny-Johnson: This is about the process and it is a national process, I am happy with the wording. This is about the whole of Cumbria. On geology engineering solutions can make anything fit but should’nt have to it should be the best. We are the best county in the country to give feedback on the process to DECC.

Ann Burns: The Irish Sea was the most radioactive in the world before Sellafield started the clean up process. Most waste is sitting in West Cumbria. We need to keep talking about this it isn’t going to go away it cannot be magiked away. No one is going to have any trust in the process if they step in to remove Cumbria County Council from the right to have our say.

Vote – 9 support the draft response – David Southward abstains

Dump Creep
https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/dump-creep/

Greater Lakeland
https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-lake-district-brand-disowns-west-cumbria-in-a-fit-of-nuclear-madness/

The new CONsultation can be seen here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239237/Consultation_Review_of_the_siting_process_for_a_GDF_FINAL.pdf

Radiation Free Lakeland are not responding directly to this sham CONsultation which blatantly shoves aside any semblance of local democracy and even says that that any challenges from non government experts contrary to the geological disposal agenda will merely be used for “more effective policy and delivery” of geological dumping (pg 34 2.82).

We are urging all groups, all local councils, parish and district and county to strongly oppose this new route to geological dumping under Cumbria.

Please write opposing the sham and the geological dumping agenda – the more people who write and ACTIVELY oppose this the more chance Cumbrians have of continuing their lives and livelihoods in Cumbria.

Put up signs in fields, houses, gardens – write, write, email, phone, get creative – RESIST!

Contact DECC:

Ed Davey MP
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW
Email
correspondence@decc.gsi.gov.uk

25km Square of Heat Generating Nuclear Waste under Cumbria?

25km2 Heat Generating Nuclear Waste Dump
25km2 Heat Generating Nuclear Waste Dump

Makes no odds where this would be – it would be close to everywhere…

The few nuclear cheerleaders on Allerdale and Copeland District Councils have no right to make deals with government over this. Even if the government is trying to woo and flatter them the District Councils should respect the wishes of their Parishes. There should be no referendum despite a referendum being pushed as a test of popularity for the dump.. We have already said NO. The referendum question would be a tricksy trick backed up by bribery and Propoganda. There should be no negotiation with Government by the few pronuke patsies on Allerdale and Copeland District Councils to continue with the “process” – why would we need a referendum or an “improved” process? ….we have said NO and No means NO!!

DUMP CREEP

Nuclear Waste Flasks at Arnisde, Morecambe Bay

PLEASE WRITE TO CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL CABINET BEFORE THURSDAY VOICING YOUR OPPOSITION TO DUMP CREEP

Having barely drawn breath since Cumbria County Council’s No vote, the Department of Energy and Climate Change have charged ahead with their “Geological Implementation” agenda and we are now apparently taking steps to the “siting process.” The CONsultation which ends on the 5th is merely about a revision to the “siting process.” The “improvement” is to make the few people on the executive of the District Councils i.e. Allerdale and Copeland, the sole decision makers. The less people to make the decision the less people to nobble.

Even so there are no chances being taken and Cumbria County Council’s response to this sham CONsultation has been overseen by Councillor David Southward, you remember him? He is the nuclear cheerleader who tried to overturn the County Council’s NO vote (but ironically is strongly opposed to the proposed nuclear dump for lower activity wastes at Keekle Head, see previous post below)

Instead of opposing the whole charade of the CONsultation which has been written with Cumbria specifically in mind, the County Council’s draft response goes along with it as much as it can, even helpfully suggesting ways to smooth the road to a geological dump for heat generating radioactive wastes under Cumbria.

Ask Cumbria County Council to consider making radical changes to its draft response.

CONTACTS: You can write to Stuart Young Leader of the Cabinet: Stewart.Young@cumbria.gov.uk
and ask that the content of your letter is made known or write to all 10 Cabinet Members here:
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/council-democracy/councillors-democracy-elections/councillors/cabinetmembers.asp

Points to Make (this is not a definitive list – there are more and probably better)

• Cumbria County County Council said NO on 30th January of this year – rather than responding directly to this new and deliberately skewed consultation on the “siting process” the Cabinet should instead write a letter making their own points on their own terms. To take part in the consultation on the “siting process” suggests that the process is underway and that Cumbria County Council is complicit.

• No other County is in the frame – only Cumbria. No District Councils in London, or Norfolk, nowhere apart from Cumbria.

• This is not a Cumbrian problem, it is not even a national problem, the high level waste here is as a result of international deliveries of spent fuel for reprocessing. Spent fuel is still arriving at Sellafield for reprocessing adding to the mountain of deadly wastes including plutonium (see below).

• There is no room for an outright No in this meaningless consultation which is geared to one outcome – a geological dump or two in Cumbria.

• In 2011 the then Secretary of State Chris Huhne was the sole Justifying Authority for the safety of new build with the safety of geological disposal a key prerequisite. He said “we expect to dispose of spent fuel and intermediate level waste from new nuclear power stations in the same geological disposal facility that will be constructed for the disposal of legacy waste”. How confident can Cumbria County Council be that the words of a convicted liar and cheat are trustworthy?

• It is unethical to offer compensation in exchange for a GDF to a community with pre- existing poverty – this is the advice in a government report written in a paper for Nirex by Kate Rawles. It could be argued that it is unethical to offer “compensation” in any case – if the GDF is so safe and such an “huge opportunity” then why the need for compensation?
“an ethical relationship between society and the host community will not be achieved if the main reason that the community agrees to accept an RWMF, and the compensation that goes with it, is pre- existing poverty”. Dr Kate Rawles

• Geological Disposal of the high level wastes proposed has never been carried out anywhere, Cumbria would be the Nuclear Test Dump Dummies.

• Only a strong NO will do.

• Cumbria County Council should work to persuade Allerdale and Copeland District Councils that if intergenerational retrievability is quite rightly seen as an essential then this negates the reasoning behind geological disposal which is to put the waste out of the reach of future generations.

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet – Draft Consultation Response to Siting Process
http://councilportal.cumbria.gov.uk/documents/s24017/MRWS%20Consultation%20FINAL.pdf

David Southward
https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/remember-remember-these-nuclear-acrobatics/

Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Host Communities by Kate Rawles
http://www.nda.gov.uk/documents/upload/Compensation-in-Radioactive-Waste-Management-Ethical-issues-in-the-treatment-of-host-communities-May-2002.pdf

Britains Plutonium Mountain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qm4pt

Rock Solid? A scientific review by Dr Helen Wallace -European Leaders are being misled over the safety of underground disposal of dangerous nuclear waste which could poison groundwaters for centuries
http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/Publications/2010/rock-solid-a-scientific-review/

Chris Huhne
https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/reply-from-chris-huhne-it-will-be-safe/

Radiation Free Lakeland and others will be at outside the Cabinet meeting from 9am to demonstrate our opposition to Cumbria County Council’s bizarre and weak kneed response to this latest cunning plan from the ironically named government quango:Managing Radioactive Wastes Safely. Don’t let Radiation Free Lakeland be ironically named –
……if the plan was to bury a few million tonnes of bananas under Cumbria we wouldn’t be quite so bothered? (many thanks to 3 Weeks to Save the Lakes for that one!)

Ambleside NO Nuke Dump – NO more CONs- Demo

Ambleside No Nuke Dump Demo Nov 17th 2013. jpg
Ambleside No Nuke Dump Demo Nov 17th 2013. jpg
No Nuke Dump Letters to Ed Davey Drying out In Ambleside Cafe
No Nuke Dump Letters to Ed Davey Drying out In Ambleside Cafe

At Ambleside today in the rain in just a couple of hours over 122 people stopped to sign a letter to Ed Davey. The letter said:

To the Department of Energy and Climate Change

Dear Ed Davey,

Cumbrians have said No repeatedly to a geological dump anywhere under this land from Morecambe Bay to the Solway. The new consultation announced by DECC is a narrowly focused set of questions with the aim of achieving a Yes response to a repository as quickly as possible by scrapping the rights of host communities to say NO. The consultation aims to give the few people on the Allerdale and Copeland Borough Council Executive the sole right to make the decision. Cumbrians have already said no repeatedly to becoming the nuclear dumping ground for existing and future radioactive wastes taken out of reactor cores and buried under Cumbria’s leaky geology.

Cumbria is not a willing volunteer for the geological dumping of nuclear wastes and the representative County council has already said NO. I say NO to geological dumping of nuclear waste under Cumbria.

yours sincerely,

Name…

Address….

Please send your own letter to Ed Davey – the CONsultation is a sham to continue the process. We have already said no to geological dumping under Cumbria so why would we want to take part in a CONsultation process which seeks to “improve” site selection? The push for a referendum in Cumbria is also a means to continuing the process. We have already said No so why on earth would we want a referendum? The question would not be “Do you want a nuclear dump under Cumbria” – it would be tricksy questions with a huge amount of “focussing and learning” i.e. propaganda beforehand.

Tell DECC that NO means NO!

Contact DECC
Office address and general enquiries

3 Whitehall Place
London

SW1A 2AW
Email
correspondence@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Enquiry Unit / Press Office
0300 060 4000

Press Office out-of-hours (urgent press enquiries only)
020 7215 3505

To call DECC from overseas
+44 (20) 7979 7777

CONsultations on geological dump manipulated – only a NO will do..

Kentmere Horshoe 12.12.12

The letter below illustrates how CONsultations are manipulated with “trending themes” which bend nuanced replies from people struggling to answer deliberately skewed questions. The only answer is NO but that is not an option especially so in this latest CONsultation. Below is a letter sent to DECC from Radiation Free Lakeland regarding the last CONsultation. This follows sight of the “trending themes” of the last CONsultation. These were asked for by Freedom of Information request by Dr David Lowry an independent consultant and researcher, they can be seen in the pdfs below.

Dear DECC,

Please could you send this to the relevant person to correct the attached documents.

1. “Call for Evidence theme definition and strength”

Radiation Free Lakeland’s consistent OPPOSITION to geological disposal as a concept is misrepresented and watered down in this document.

Radiation Free Lakeland should be included in 11b
• Doesn’t support geological disposal as the policy for management of HAW (Highly Active Waste)

2. “Call for Evidence Trending Themes”
pg 2 of 18 no 25 Radiation Free Lakeland : “Improvements to site selection process: Suitability of the geology of a proposed site must come before voluntarism. Independent, expert evidence of suitability of geology should be subject to public scrutiny. There should be no benefits used as incentive for hosting facility”.
This misrepresents Radiation Free Lakeland’s OPPOSITION to geological disposal.
What we have said is that geological dumping is unsafe ANYWHERE and the only option is long term storage and active watching but if the government is hell bent on geological disposal then other areas should be in the frame as Cumbria has already been ruled out on the grounds of geology and democracy.

Please ensure these changes are made as soon as possible to the documents
We are also extremely concerned to see Lancaster University suggests having a “GDF sited beneath Sellafield site or under the sea with access from Sellafield or site where the fuel is generated”.
While Imperial College London says “Cumbria County Council decision should not over-ride national interest”. In what way is national interest served by dumping hot radioactive waste under Cumbria? Unless of course it is to keep up the lie that geological disposal is a “solution,” in order to continue with an insane nuclear new build agenda with wastes even hotter.

yours sincerely,

Marianne Birkby
on behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland

Call-for-Evidence-theme-definition-and-strength-1

DECC call for evidence Geological Dump “trending themes”

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/davidlowry

AMBLESIDE ON SUNDAY – DEMO

Photo by Gareth Harrison

Radiation Free Lakeland will be at Ambleside centre on Sunday afternoon from 12.30 demonstrating against the government’s push to bury hot radioactive waste under Cumbria’s leaky geology.

We will be asking people to sign a letter to Ed Davey, Secretary of State in charge of the diabolic plan

The letter says:

To the Department of Energy and Climate Change

Dear Ed Davey,

Cumbrians have said No repeatedly to a geological dump under this land from Morecambe Bay to the Solway. The new consultation announced by DECC is a narrowly focused set of questions with the aim of achieving a Yes response to a ‘geological disposal facility’ as quickly as possible by scrapping the rights of host communities to say NO. The consultation aims to give the few people on the Allerdale and Copeland Borough Council Executive the sole right to make the decision. Cumbrians have already said no repeatedly to becoming the nuclear dumping ground for existing and future radioactive wastes taken out of reactor cores and buried under Cumbria’s leaky geology.

I am not a willing volunteer for the geological dumping of nuclear waste in Cumbria and my representative County council has already said NO.

Yours sincerely,

Name:

Address:

The new CONsultation can be seen here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239237/Consultation_Review_of_the_siting_process_for_a_GDF_FINAL.pdf

Radiation Free Lakeland are not responding directly to this sham CONsultation which blatantly shoves aside any semblance of local democracy and even says that that any challenges from non government experts contrary to the geological disposal agenda will merely be used for “more effective policy and delivery” of geological dumping (pg 34 2.82).

We are urging all groups, all local councils, parish and district and county to strongly oppose this new route to geological dumping under Cumbria.

Please write opposing the sham and the geological dumping agenda – the more people who write and ACTIVELY oppose this the more chance Cumbrians have of continuing their lives and livelihoods in Cumbria.

Put up signs in fields, houses, gardens – write, write, email, phone, get creative – RESIST!

Contact DECC:

Ed Davey MP
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW
Email
correspondence@decc.gsi.gov.uk

CALL FOR HELP FROM CUMBRIA – CUMBRIA SAID NO! – ANYONE LISTENING?

Cumbria Said (and still say) NO!
Cumbria Said (and still say) NO!
Cumbrians are not your nuke dump test dummies!
Cumbrians are not your nuke dump test dummies!

Today at the Wave in Maryport – Cumbrians Said (and still say) NO!

*MANY THANKS* to all those Cumbrians on the frontline who are strongly protesting at the government’s latest plan. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Energy and Climate Change? Ha! spends a big chunk of its budget on fossil fuel for Sellafield which stopped producing electricity yonks ago) DECC is pushing like crazy for a high level nuclear dump under Cumbria’s leaky geology and today out of all the district councils in the UK the Department of Energy and Climate Change chose to come to sweet talk Allerdale councillors into going on with the whole geological dumping shebang. This is despite most Parishes in Allerdale having already said no.

Tomorrow the Department of Energy and Climate Change will be at Rheged in Penrith with the plan to talk to councillors/NGOs from across Cumbria. The more people who can get along and protest outside the better. The event is scheduled to start at 9am and finish at 4.30

Cumbrians have said No repeatedly to a geological dump anywhere under this land from Morecambe Bay to the Solway. The new consultation announced by DECC is a narrowly focused set of questions with the aim of achieving a Yes response to a ‘geological disposal facility’ as quickly as possible by scrapping the rights of host communities to say NO. The consultation aims to give the few people on the Allerdale and Copeland Borough Council Executive the sole right to make the decision. Cumbrians have already said no repeatedly to becoming the nuclear dumping ground for existing and future radioactive wastes taken out of reactor cores and buried under Cumbria’s leaky geology.

The message to the Department of Energy and Climate Change is “NO!” Nothing less will do – the CONsultation however does not allow for NO.

The new CONsultation can be seen here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239237/Consultation_Review_of_the_siting_process_for_a_GDF_FINAL.pdf

Radiation Free Lakeland are not responding directly to this sham CONsultation which blatantly shoves aside any semblance of local democracy and even says that that any challenges from non government experts contrary to the geological disposal agenda will merely be used for “more effective policy and delivery” of geological dumping (pg 34 2.82).

We are urging all local councils, both parish and district and county to strongly oppose this new and insidious route to geological dumping under Cumbria and the making of a new nuclear sacrifice zone.

Please write opposing the sham and the geological dumping agenda – the more people who write, the more people and groups who ACTIVELY oppose this the more chance Cumbrians have of continuing their lives and livelihoods in Cumbria. There is a big campaign to ‘Keep Ulverston Special’ by raising funds for a judicial review against the local council’s decision to allow a supermarket. Coming from Ulverston myself I understand this is important but it is MEANINGLESS compared to a nuclear dump under Cumbria which would in fact permanently blight and pollute (at best – the worst is unthinkable) not only the whole of Cumbria but our neighbours by land and over the sea. KEEP ULVERSTON – KEEP MILLOM – KEEP WORKINGTON – KEEP KESWICK – KEEP CUMBRIA

Put up signs in fields, houses, gardens – write, write, email, phone, get creative – RESIST!

Contact DECC:

Ed Davey MP
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW
Email
correspondence@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Contact Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth and ask them to set up a mock drilling rig for a geological dump outside Whitehall – apparently London Clay is the best geology for a nuclear dump!

Greenpeace Contact
http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/about/contact

Friends of the Earth Contact
http://www.foe.co.uk/feedback

https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/pitching-woo-decc-and-the-geological-dump/