On this Day January 30th 2013..Super Eddie Saved Cumbria from Nukiller Dump

Gratitude and Thanks to Eddie Martin! http://cumbriatrust.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/do-not-trust-the-horse-trojans-whatever-it-is-i-fear-the-greeks-even-when-they-bring-gifts-virgil/ Now the County needs to step up to the mark and save Cumbria all over again. The government is desperate to get shot of nuclear wastes, the plan is to dump Heat Generating High Level Wastes into our Geology and the Higher Activity Low Level Wastes into ordinary …

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Radioactive Reindeer; Chernobyl; Guinea Pigs: Part IV of a series

The nuclear experiment must be stopped…anything less is genocide

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This is a continuation of: http://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/radiation-and-reindeer-plus-sheep-part-iii-of-a-series/

We have started to examine some of the impacts of Chernobyl far away on vegetation and Reindeer in Finland and Scandinavia, but how about Chernobyl, on the ground? It is important to zoom in and out on the topic, and hence avoid being like those scientists who are too focused on the micro to see the macro; to avoid being like those scientists who treat living beings as objects; to avoid being like those doctors and scientists who are so specialized that they literally do not recognize that an injury to the ankle can impact the knee or that an injury to the knee can impact the hip. Not only do these people exist but some are professors at Medical Schools or universities, hence endangering knowledge now and in the future by spawning more like themselves.

Children of Chernobyl, Part 1

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Free the Sellafield Deer – Petition

To Sellafield and the UK Government, PETITION https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/FreetheSellafieldDeer Please do not cull the herd of our native roe deer trapped within the new double security fence around the Sellafield Reprocessing Site. Please Sign and Share this 38Degrees Petition https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/FreetheSellafieldDeer (another good petition below ..the more signed the better! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-sellafield-deer) Full Text of 38Degrees Petition below …

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Letter from Sellafield Worker Exposes Nuclear Corruption

There is something seriously wrong when the UK nuclear industry's corruption of governance is exposed not by Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth but by a brave and principled Sellafield worker. The national media have gone along with the myth that the Sellafield Workers Campaign represent the workforce and West Cumbria. Cumbria is being sold …

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Sellafield’s Running Deer – No Where to Run on Cumbria’s Unearth

Is this the nuclear age's version of 'rewilding'? Earth turned to Unearth, Sea turned to Unsea, Air turned to Unair, Roe deer turned to radioactive waste? The Whitehaven News reports that "A HERD of deer is set to be culled after being trapped between two fences at Sellafield. The wild roe deer are to be …

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Radioactive Waste Dump near villages and school children at Lillyhall? SAY NO!

ACTION! ACTION! ACTION! Councillors have deferred a decision on whether to allow operators to expand the dumping of radioactive waste into ordinary landfill. ACTION 1. Please Write to Cumbria County Council urging them not to give operators a license to dump ANY radioactive waste into Lillyhall landfill (info and points to make below) The Development …

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Beatrix Potter’s Evil Master Plan: Trash Woodlands, Replace with “woolly maggots”

Beatrix Potter's Evil Master Plan: Trash Woodlands, Replace with "woolly maggots" So says George Monbiot. Nuclear enthusiast George Monbiot has said of the Lakeland fells: "The forests that once covered them have been reduced by the white plague to bare rock and bowling green...the sheep wiped the hills clean." Sounds persuasive. But is it credible? …

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The China Syndrome (1979) & Fukushima

Toshiba one of the companies who designed and built Fukushima plans to build up to 3 nuclear plants right next to the worlds most dangous stockpile of plutonium at Sellafield….what could possibly go wrong……

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For all those who missed the movie either because they weren’t born, because they were busy doing other things, or for some other reason. Here’s the trailer, the wikipedia article on it, as well as some observations related to Fukushima.

China Syndrome” is a fanciful term—not intended to be taken literally—that describes a fictional worst-case result of a nuclear meltdown, where reactor components melt through their containment structures and into the underlying earth, “all the way to China.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_China_Syndrome Apparently rooted in the old expression of digging a hole so deep that it goes half-way to China or even all the way to China. In the movie, “the plant came perilously close to the China Syndrome in which the core would have melted down into the earth, hitting groundwater and contaminating the surrounding area with radioactive steam“. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_China_Syndrome Boy oh boy! Doesn’t that sound familiar?


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Somebody else’s problem

Theo Simon in correspondence with George Monbiot “This hole in the ground, or “Geological Disposal Facility” (GDF), is the place that all of Britain’s quaintly named “Legacy Waste” is supposed to end up.  To get a sense of what this involves I recommend that you watch the evocative documentary “Into Eternity”[vi].  It charts the excavation of a GDF at Olkiluoto in Finland.  The Finns have taken their obligation to the future far more seriously than the Brits, but as they approach completion of the project they are still vexed by the question of whether they should leave clear warning signs outside to deter future entry – in which case people thousands of years hence (who will have no reason to think that the symbols we leave carry any more weight than a Pharaoh’s curse drawn on a pyramid) may be tempted to explore – or try instead to conceal its’ existence, in which case someone may stumble upon it by accident.”

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In february 2012 george Monbiot wrote to me to tell me I was wrong to be opposing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset and my response was published on this blog.  George responded and this is my answer to his latest arguments, which are reproduced at the end of this post, after my references list.

Dear George,

Thank you for your warm-hearted and generous response, which confirms that our concerns for the biosphere and for social justice are essentially the same.  In the current situation our points of agreement are far more important to me than our differences over this one aspect of national energy policy.

From the broader perspective of our evolutionary crisis, the way that our political positions get hitched to issues of identity and self-interest could yet prove to be the fatal flaw of human civilization.  We do not listen well to each…

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