Today’s Daily Mail – Moorside Nukiller Letter

Moorside Nukiller Daily Mail Letter Aug 25 2014
Moorside Nukiller Daily Mail Letter Aug 25 2014


The following letter was sent to all the national papers – only the Daily Mail picked it up (and edited it – original below)
Dear Editor

Despite there being no solution to the problem of what to do with
radioactive waste our leaders seem hell bent on “the biggest nuclear
development in Europe” here in Cumbria. We recently walked 5 miles around
part of the massive area being proposed. We saw and photographed roe
deer, sedge warbler and followed ancient tracks criss crossing the area.
From conversations with people we met it was clear that we are being led
up the garden path into thinking that Moorside is somehow already part of
the expanding Sellafield site. One local lass from Beckermet even asked
us to put a map into the local papers of the proposed area so people can
see the extent of the plan. A young couple on holiday in Beckermet were
appalled that there were plans for new build on such a lovely area with
the sea on one side and the Lake District mountains on the other. The
young couple also commented that if they had known Beckermet was so close
to Sellafield they wouldn’t have booked their holiday. Well guess what?
Beckermet, Braystones and Calder Bridge are about to get a whole lot
closer to nuclear build, unless we resist in every way we can. A petition
has been set up saying:

We urge David Cameron and the leaders of Europe to scrap plans for
Moorside. The UK Government is planning to sell a vast area of Cumbria to
the same companies responsible for the Fukushima disaster, so that they
can build new nuclear reactors. Please don’t risk the safety of Europe by
turning Cumbria into a nuclear sacrifice zone.

The full petition can be found on the 38 Degrees website: Stop Moorside
yours sincerely,

Marianne Birkby
on behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland

a video of the land under threat

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