Launch of Campaign to Stop Moorside: “Biggest Nuclear Development in Europe” NO Thanks!

This friday the campaign was launched to Stop Moorside. Photo Gallery from the Launch

Outside the Moorside Pylon CONsultation
Outside the Moorside Pylon CONsultation
Windscale Chimney a few  miles away from St Bridget's Church - Moorside would be on the beautiful buffer zone between Beckermet and Sellafield.
Windscale Chimney a few miles away from St Bridget’s Church – Moorside would be on the beautiful buffer zone between Beckermet and Sellafield. The cooling towers for Moorside would be more than twice as big as the windscale chimney.
The windscale chimney above the runic inscriptions dated 1100 in St Bridget's Church
The windscale chimney above the runic inscriptions dated 1100 in St Bridget’s Church
Moorside's Cooling towers would loom over St Bridget's Churchyard and be visible from the major Lakeland mountains
Moorside’s Cooling towers would loom over St Bridget’s Churchyard and be visible from the major Lakeland mountains
This willow coppice, fertile fields, hedgerows and seashore are described by NUGEN and the mad nuclear cheerleaders as  "brownfield"
This willow coppice, fertile fields, hedgerows and seashore are described by NUGEN and the mad nuclear cheerleaders as “brownfield”
STOP MOORSIDE- The Land is OURS
STOP MOORSIDE- The Land is OURS

MOORSIDE REPORT by Radiation Free Lakeland MOORSIDE RaFL Report 19.9.14 The local News and Star reports: PROTEST CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER STATION NEAR SELLAFIELD By Andrew Clarke Last updated at 18:45, Saturday, 27 September 2014 A protest campaign has been launched against plans for a new nuclear power station. Marianne Birkby, right, and Alison Denwood Radiation Free Lakeland (RFL) outlined its opposition with a walk around Moorside, the site of the proposed £10bn three-reactor power station on land next to Sellafield. The group has produced a 12-page document, Moorside: Myth Versus Reality, highlighting a number of safety and environmental concerns it has over the plans. It also questions the need for new nuclear power. Marianne Birkby, spokesperson for RFL, said: “There has been, to date, little outcry either from local or national groups. This may be due to Cumbria having, over decades of grooming, become nuclear compliant. “The industry and the government are presenting Moorside as a fait accompli with public debate being limited to the proposed new pylons. “This means that groups and individuals will have to create their own platforms and take their own initiative to oppose new nuclear build.” RFL concludes its report by recommending that the area around Sellafield should be an “untouchable buffer zone” and not be the subject of new-build. The report has been circulated to the National Trust, Friends of the Lake District and Cumbria WildlifeTrust. NuGen – the consortium behind the plans – aims for planning permission and licensing being granted in 2018, allowing for construction to begin in 2020. The first AP1000 reactor would go on stream in 2024 and all three, with a combined 3.4GW capacity, operational by 2026. A NuGen spokesman said: “We recognises that major investment is required in the UK to respond to the dual challenges of securing future energy supplies, and achieving reductions in CO2 emissions in line with UK Government and European legislation. “We believe nuclear energy has a vital role to play in helping secure the UK’s future energy supplies, and in delivering safe, clean and affordable low-carbon electricity, as part of a balanced mix. “We are carrying out early-stage site assessment work at Moorside to assess the suitability of the site. We are working with care for the environment, and we are working in partnership with local residents, keeping them and the relevant authorities updated on our progress. “We have support for our Moorside project in West Cumbria, but we don’t take that support for granted. “We will progress our plans through consultation, and we are happy to engage with the wider community.”

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