Not So Brief Encounter -Nuclear Trains at Carnforth

 

Not So Brief Encounter Nuclear Trains Carnforth
Not So Brief Encounter Nuclear Trains Carnforth

 

Nuclear Train Timetable
Nuclear Train Timetable

Many thanks to all the people today who stopped to talk to us at the iconic ‘Brief Encounter’ station at Carnforth.  We handed out around 100 leaflets with many people asking where they could sign a petition to stop the transport of nuclear waste.

The leaflet we handed out said:

NOT SO BRIEF ENCOUNTER – NUCLEAR TRAINS AT CARNFORTH

WHAT?

Trains pulling containers of highly-radioactive nuclear fuel rods (“Nuclear Trains”) regularly go through Carnforth

These waste trains carrying spent fuel are operated by DRS, [Direct Rail Services owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) which transports this highly radioactive waste through some of most highly populated area in the UK.

 WHY?

Instead of being contained on the original nuclear sites of production the waste is taken to Sellafield where it is reprocessed. Reprocessing is intended to harvest the plutonium and uranium from spent fuel. But it increases the waste volume many times over with 8 million litres of radioactive waste discharged into the Irish Sea every day. Only a tiny fraction of plutonium and uranium has ever been used.

 

Nuclear trains are the most dangerous cargoes carried on our railways.

The flasks (even when empty) continually leak low-level radiation, and any increase in radiation levels in the environment means an increase in risk of radiation-linked diseases such as thyroid cancer and leukaemia. Women, young children and babies are most at risk.

 

As a result of a serious accident or terrorist attack the flasks could break open, releasing highly-radioactive material that would blow for miles in the wind and kill thousands of people in the Carnforth area.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

 

Let others know about these waste trains.

&

Join us in our campaign to stop DRS transporting Nuclear Waste

 

For more information about the trains see the

Nuclear Waste Trains Action Group website

http://www.nonucleartrains.org.uk/

 

and Radiation Free Lakeland: contact rafl@mariannebirkby.plus.com

 

Published by Radiation Free Lakeland-

http://wildar4.wix.com/radiation-free-land

 

 

Other Stops On Sellafield Route were leafletted today……

Crewe:  Over 500 leaflets handed out  with people lining up to hear more about the nuclear waste trains.  

Lancaster

Bristol

And more

7 thoughts on “Not So Brief Encounter -Nuclear Trains at Carnforth

  1. Jo M Brown

    You probably know already that highly radioactive skips are now regularly being driven by road from Sellafield to the Hinkley Point site for treatment before being shipped to the US? Apparently this is legal under the new national decommissioning and waste contract!

    Jo Brown

    Stop Hinkley, PCAH

    mariannewildart posted: ” Many thanks to all the people today who stopped to talk to us at the iconic ‘Brief Encounter’ station at Carnforth. We handed out around 100 leaflets with many people asking where they could sign a petition to stop the transpo”

  2. I needed to have mentioned that shipping out of port it will have to pass through the North Sea or the English Channel to get to the Atlantic and then Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Then across the entire state by train to Aiken, though river would be more logical. All of this because Germans don’t want the waste shipped from Juelich, near Cologne, to Ahaus and blocked the rail or roads! Then Germany decided to send Ahaus waste to the US too! There will be multiple shipments. I think they will send it up the Meuse and ship it out of Rotterdam, though some think it will be a different port. But, Juelich is by the Meuse and very near the Rhine, making by ship to Rotterdam the logical route. What is this radioactive skip activity? Is it “recycled” nuclear metals being sold in the US? Are they being disposed there? Did they come from the US or from elsewhere?

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