DEER AND CHILDREN – SELLAFIELD’s SACRIFICIAL CANARIES?
Radiation Free Lakeland have just learned that one of the options for the Sellafield Deer trapped within the newly enlarged security fences is to
retain the deer on site as:
“excellent bio-indicators and sentinels of environmental contamination.
Because of their extremely rapid and efficient deposition of minerals in
bone, they are recognised as important sources of data in respect of heavy
metal and radioactive isotope accumulation. Given the nature of the
industrial work at Sellafield, the regular sampling of deer bone and liver
tissue might be an attractive prospect for those responsible for
environmental monitoring at the site.”
We suspect this was Sellafield’s intention all along to use the deer as an experiment. But then who needs deer as “sentinels” inside the fences when
children are encouraged to play on beaches just outside the fences where increasing
radioactive particles are being found?”
Thermal imaging revealed that between 5-12 deer are on site. Sellafield have admitted that of the 3 deer already culled, tissue has been harvested.
Some years ago this area was flat farmland with an uninterrupted view to the site from Grey Croft stone circle. Sellafield have built a high grassed terraced mound (burying who knows
what beneath it) around the site and planted trees which have been accessible to the deer and other wildlife for several years.
The new fences increase the footprint of the site by including this previously open land. The report from the Deer Initative describes what will happen should grazing animals not be present in this relatively new woodland area
“without such grazing the area will in time become donated by the dense
thicket which may or may not pose security threat to the larger site and
will certainly reduce the biodiversity of the habitat.”
Sellafield told Natural England the deer were a “security threat” – you can’t have it both ways….unless you are Sellafield and say whatever to further the agenda.
The report describes how the deer have been present for at least several seasons and have been trapped for around 2 seasons with evidence of eating plants normally “unpalatable” to roe deer.
There is debate as to whether or not there were sacrifices at bronze age stones such as Grey Croft.
There is however conclusive evidence of sacrifice by the nuclear industry.
References for Editors (well we can hope, although it is common knowledge that editors have been told to soft pedal on nuclear – maybe that will change?)
Note the redacted FOI report attached incorrectly describes Sellafield as
a “power generation” nuclear facility – it has not produced any
electricity since 2006 and uses more fossil fuel than any other user in
Cumbria (over £30 Million of gas yearly)