Moorside Protest

Moorside Protest NW Evening Mail January 3rd 2015
Moorside Protest NW Evening Mail January 3rd 2015

Article from the North West Evening Mail January 3rd 2015

New Year Vigil Against ‘Diabolical’ Nuclear Site

Anti-nuclear protesters have called a West Cumbria site the “biggest crime scene of 2014”.  Dozens of campaigners held a New Years Eve vigil just outside Moorside to represent the 5,500 strong petition against development.

National Grid plans to create a so-called ring of pylons to take power both north and south  from a proposed new nuclear power station in Moorside, Sellafield, to join the national grid near Carilisle.

Marianne Birkby, of Radiation Free Lakeland said: “we walked the five minute walk from the centre of the pretty village of Beckermet to the biggest crime scene of the year – the outer boundary of Moorside in wind, mist and rain with our soggy banners.”

The group met at noon  on Wednesday to protest against the plans.

Ms Birkby addded: “the pretty tarns at Petersburgh Farm would be filled in and become stinking ponds of radioactive run-off.  Has the nuclear industry so cowed Cumbrians that they will bow to accept this diabolical plan? Not these Cumbrians!”

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