10th August – ‘Moorcide’ Walk- Have a look -See

  PLEASE JOIN US ON 10th AUGUST at 10AM - MEET AT THE ROYAL OAK BECKERMET. The walk will take around 2 hours, approximately 5 miles For those who do not want to do the whole walk we will be returning to The Royal Oak Beckermet to have a bite to eat and discuss what …

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Nuclear is: Monument to Human Stupidity

  Letter today in the Daily Post - urging Welsh MP Albert Owen to: "Please desist from saying that the answer to this problem of nuclear waste is to send it to Lakeland".   Full letter here: Open Letter to Albert Owen MP Being a resident of Cumberland I strongly object to your statement that the …

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Paddington’s Peru and the Nukiller Plan

  A film about Paddington's Peru - the real andean bears, the ice cap and the people about to be shafted by the UK's nuclear fanaticism.   There is NO uranium mining or Nuclear Reactors in Peru – this is set to change with the area of the worlds most important ice cap in the High …

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Truth About Clean Beaches

  Letter in the North West Evening Mail..... TRUTH ABOUT CLEAN BEACHES Holiday time! Beach towels, buckets and spades and children are being gathered up to take along to the beach. Which beach? There is loads of choice in Cumbria, which boasts some of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK. Maybe one of the award-winning …

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A serious lack of joined up thinking at DECC…

Frack Off …Why the Disconnect between Fracking and Nuclear Policy? Is it to underplay governments most favourite nastiest industry?

Cumbria Trust

Cumbria Trust was pleased to read today’s long overdue announcement from DECC that national parks and AONBs will be protected from fracking.  These areas are the most treasured parts of the British landscape and are rightly subject to some of the strictest planning rules.  This is particularly relevant to Cumbria which includes Britain’s premier national park, The Lake District and the Solway Coast AONB.

However, there is a clear lack of joined-up thinking in government.  Just last week, the same government department, DECC, brought out a new White Paper on Geological Disposal of nuclear waste.  This White Paper should have contained the same exclusion of national parks and AONBs, along with other environmentally sensitive areas, but they neglected to include this.

The exploration and construction phases for a GDF the size of Carlisle would be significantly more damaging and destructive than a fracking operation, so national parks and AONBs must…

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Welsh MP says Cumbria should be the Nuclear Sacrifice Zone

  The following is a message from colleagues in Wales at People against Wylfa B A Welsh MP, Albert Owen has been pushing for Cumbria to be the nuclear sacrifice zone. Please write, phone, tweet, email and let this  MP for Wales, Albert Owen know that Cumbria is not willing to be the nuclear sacrifice …

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Sellafield Study “Hides Cancer Increases”

  Sellafield Study "Hides Cancer Increases"   It seems the study commissioned by our pro-nuclear government is not all it cracks up to be.   The study funded by the Department of Health and published by the British Journal of Cancer found no difference in cancer incidence from 1991 -2006 between those living near Sellafield …

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Nothing to See Here! Govt Study on Sellafield Cancers

Surprise surprise!  The UK government is super keen to plonk another cancer factory, the "biggest in Europe",  adjacent to Sellafield and Hey Presto as if by magic, Sellafield is unveiled in its brand new shade of whiter than white. The headline: "No increased risk of cancer for children living near Sellafield or Dounreay". The study …

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UK Nuclear Reprocessing Plant Turns 50

Reprocessing at Sellafield turns 50. Fifty years worth of insanely dangerous high level liquid wastes in tanks that the Office for Nuclear Regulation say are not fit for purpose. Why then is more waste arriving at Sellafield to be reprocessed adding to the toxic brew? There is no reason for this to happen apart from habit and an insane nuclear culture. This is what Sellafield says about its clapped out old reprocessing plant which in a sane world should never have begun operations ““Imagine a car from 1964 still running on the roads today and not just being brought out for exhibitions or displays but actually doing hard miles, every month, come what may. That’s what our Magnox Reprocessing Plant does and we are extremely proud of it.”. This is not a beautiful vintage car it is a bomb making machine.

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UK nuclear reprocessing plant turns 50

Magnox Reprocessing Plant. Copyright: Sellafield
Magnox Reprocessing Plant. Copyright: Sellafield

The UK’s first commercial nuclear reprocessing facility celebrated its 50th birthday yesterday.

The Magnox Reprocessing plant at Sellafield reprocesses spent fuel from nuclear power stations and recycles it to make fresh fuel.

More than 52,000 tonnes of fuel have been reprocessed in the facility since operations began in 1964, according to operator Sellafield Ltd, which currently employs more than 400 people.

The facility during construction. Copyright: Sellafield

Mark Jackson, the current Head of the Magnox Operating Unit said: “The longevity of the plant and its safety record are a real success for not only the nuclear industry but industry as a whole.

“Imagine a car from 1964 still running on the roads today and not just being brought out for exhibitions or displays but actually doing hard miles, every month, come what may. That’s what our Magnox Reprocessing Plant does and we are extremely proud of…

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Nuclear: It is Time to Stop!

Wonder why Greenpeace UK is not hanging banners from the top of Heysham Dungeness..etc?   These nukiller plants are clapped out but nevertheless plan to continue further into dangerous old age putting us all at risk. Putting Europe at risk for the sake of a tiny percentage of the UKs total electricity use!

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Greenpeace Action: Don’t Place Europe in Danger! March 18, 2014

(Video has some French, German, and English)

Nuclear: It is Time to Stop

(While the French language original, by Greenpeace.fr, is entitled Nuclear Europe: It is Time to Stop, the situation in the USA is similar. And, so we have added additional Greenpeace and other info about the USA at the bottom. Also, Switzerland is included, even though it is not EU).

English translation based on Greenpeace.fr report:
This 18th of March, 60 activists, from all over Europe, but also from Turkey, and Australia, occupied the dome and roof of the reactor pool number 1 at the Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant in France. Fessenheim is the oldest nuclear power plant in France and one of the oldest Europeans reactors: it will be 37 years old in two weeks.

This action had as objective to denounce the risk that Nuclear France…

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