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.
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!
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