Workington Says a Big Fat NO to Radioactive Effluent in Cumbrian Groundwaters

Working Demo 22nd march 2014 Radioactive Groundwaters?
Working Demo 22nd march 2014 Radioactive Groundwaters?

On Saturday, the United Nations World Water Day, around 100 people stopped to sign a letter to Workington MP Tony Cunningham.  In fact so many people stopped in such a short time that campaigners ran out of letters.

The letter says:

Dear Tony Cunningham MP,

 Sellafield was fined £700,000 for illegally dumping 3 bags of low level and one bag of intermediate level waste into Lillyhall landfill.

 Lillyhall has been given a permit to dump the recently classified “exempt” radioactive waste.  This led to the open gate allowing Sellafield to dump even higher activity wastes than the already dangerous “exempt” waste. 

 According to the European Commission the plan is to have liquid radioactive effluent being routinely released from Lillyhall as long as it does not affect Member States.

 We are asking why was Sellafield prosecuted while the landfill operators FCC are allowed to not only get away scot free but given a green light to continue?  Is it because the government needs privateers such as those running Lillyhall to “dispose” of radioactive wastes?

 We want to know why the landfill operators have not been prosecuted and we are urging you as the local MP along with all Cumbrian MPs and Cumbria County Council to ask some tough questions and demand some answers.

Please write to your own MP and Cumbria County Council and anyone else you can to ask why the landfill operators were not prosecuted and why Cumbrians should be subjected to radioactive effluent being dumped into their groundwaters.

Leader of Cumbria County Council

Phone:  01228 541905

Bus. phone:  01228 227395

Bus. email:

World Water Day

One thought on “Workington Says a Big Fat NO to Radioactive Effluent in Cumbrian Groundwaters

  1. Reblogged this on Mining Awareness Plus and commented:
    Many of the “Great Powers” are trying to poison their own people with 600 to 1,200 Bq/kg radiocesium (only) allowed in food and water, whereas Japan only allows 100 Bq/kg for all radionuclides. Allowing these high amounts in food and water appears to neatly facilitate dumping into public landfills of nuclear waste. The Powers that Be must have a secret source of food and water.

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