Radiation Free Lakeland will be in Workington town cente Saturday 22nd March from 12 noon till 2pm at The Hub.
This Saturday is the United Nations World Water Day. Here at home in Cumbria there is the plan for the “controlled release of radioactivity to groundwaters” from over one million cubic meters of planned radioactive landfill at Lillyhall.
The campaigners will be urging people to sign a letter to Tony Cunningham MP calling for the operators of Lillyhall landfill to face criminal charges in allowing low level and intermediate level radioactive wastes to be dumped in the landfill by Sellafield.
Marianne Birkby of Radiation Free Lakeland has said: The plan appears to be to dump as much as possible of decommissioned nuclear power plants into Lillyhall under the recent “exempt” law.
This “exemption” led to Sellafield dumping bags of waste that were of even higher activity, including intermediate, than the already dangerous “exempt” wastes.
We are asking why was Sellafield prosecuted and the landfill operators FCC allowed to get away scot free?
Is it because the government needs privateers such as those running Lillyhall to “dispose” of radioactive wastes?
Sellafield was fined £700,000 from the public purse while the privateers at Lillyhall have faced no criminal charges.
We want to know why the landfill operators have not been prosecuted and we are urging Tony Cunningham, all Cumbrian MPs and Cumbria County Council to ask some tough questions and demand some answers.