Today an anti fracking colleague pointed us to the Environmental Permitting issued by the Environment Agency for radioactive wastes the fracking company Cuadrilla wants to bring up out of boreholes and dump into the environment. This is beyond scandalous. But it got me thinking about the 100 boreholes that have already started being bored into the land around Sellafield. If there are any Environmental Permits then the Environment Agency aren’t making them easy to find. And where will the radioactive plutonium and caesium brought up out of the contaminated ground next to Sellafield go? How will the use of explosives for borehole drilling affect the nearby crumbling Sellafield waste ponds?
Fracking brings up Naturally Occuring Radioactive Materials – which is nasty carcinogenic stuff.
But the stuff about to be brought out of the contaminated ground next to Sellafield is far worse and yet …..WHY IS NO ONE SHOUTING?
It is goose bump making to see the Friends of the Lake District and others putting so much effort into the pylon consultation. The pylon consultation is just a means to push along this diabolic plan for 3 dangerous reactors next to the most dangerous pile of radioactive wastes in the world.
The pylons WILL NOT GO AHEAD if Moorside is stopped, we know this because the National Grid told us so. So why aren’t Friends of the Lake District, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and other groups working to Stop Moorside instead of faffing about with pylons? They say they are waiting for the developers consultation on Moorside (actually Greenmoorside and Peterburgh farm )
– they might as well say they are waiting for the Titanic to set sail.
nb are the 100 boreholes for testing the geology for new reactors or for softening us up to dump nuclear waste (back) into ?