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!”