Nuclear Waste Trains Pass Through Shooting of Red Deer

Save Leighton Moss Red Deer - Stop the Cull

Loaded flasks of nuclear wastes regularly travel through the Leighton Moss reserve in an area where red deer are being shot by the RSPB from specially built towers.  For those interested in what exactly is being carried in these flasks… this is from No Nuclear Trains:

“The used rods contain uranium and plutonium and are extremely radioactive. When taken from the reactor they are stored in cooling ponds at the power station for up to 18 months (thus contaminating the water). The rods are then loaded into water-filled lead-lined steel containers called ‘flasks’, onto which a lid is bolted. Each 50-ton flask is then washed down to remove radioactive surface contamination, loaded onto a lorry which carries it to the nearest railhead, then transferred onto a flat-bed railway waggon (which weighs about 100 tons). A metal cover or ‘cabin’ is placed over each flask.

Each flask contains about 2 tons of…

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Democracy isn’t on its knees, its face down in the mud!

GUEST BLOG BY DR BECKY MARTIN Well that’s it folks, nuclear waste dumps are now nationally significant infrastructure projects. The decision has been taken away from the local authorities and placed in the hands of the secretary of state and is now wide open for corruption. The chance for intense scrutiny and public accountability has …

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Roll Call of Shame: MPs who voted to Dump Democracy along with Nuclear Waste

Tim Farron MP who is known to be opposed to geological dumping of radioactive wastes under Cumbria was not there - while Jamie Reed MP for Copeland and former Sellafield PR man was there ....and he voted to stop the plan ....WHAT IS GOING ON?    strange times! Here is the roll call of shame.... …

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Today the government Ditched Democracy to Dump Nuclear Waste

Ignored by the Local and National press. Ignored by Conservation Groups. Today is a black day for Cumbria. Today Her Majesty's government quietly removed the power of local and county councils to say no to burial of existing and future nuclear wastes beneath their homes. The predetermined decision to "Implement Geological Disposal"    now lies with the …

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IMPORTANT – TELL YOUR MP

ALL MPs whether pro or anti nuclear should  be interested in keeping the established planning powers of their local authorities. Please ask, tweet, email, ring your MP  to FIND THE PINK SLIP IN THEIR VOTING BUNDLE AND VOTE NO Wednesday 25th 2015. 2.30pm . There's no debate and it is assumed MPs AGREE with passing this planning …

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Letter in The Keswick Reminder: We Need to Talk About Moorside and Radioactive Wastes

Letter: We Need toTalk About Moorside and Radioactive Wastes 20th March 2015 Dear Editor, I attended the ‘Public Talk’ at the Skiddaw Hotel on 11th March, not that I would have known about it if I hadn’t read about it in your Letters column, via Rod and Jill Donnington-Smith. It was quite a large gathering, …

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Whose idea was it to scrap democracy in order to dump nuclear wastes?

Radiation Free Lakeland and others are asking: Just whose idea was it to plan to scrap democracy in order to dump nuclear wastes? Was the bright idea given to Government by the PR firm Copper Consulting? Copper Consultancy a PR firm with offices in London, Bristol, Suffolk and most recently Cumbria, told the Department of …

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Mean-Spirited UK Finally Throws a Few Shared Crumbs at Elderly UK Atomic Veterans

Nuclear “Power”….more interested in its own rhetoric and spin than in justice for those it has irreversibly damaged and continues to damage.

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The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.Hubert H. Humphrey [1]
Atomic Veterans VA 2012
US Atomic Veterans Administration brochure (2012)

Victims of British Nuclear Tests have fought for decades for some recognition of their illnesses, along with some financial compensation. The UK government has now offered money to be shared with all aging veterans. Why do veterans, especially the elderly ones, have to get the run around? The US also viciously gives the run around to elderly atomic veterans who have the wrong type of cancer. Why are they so mean-spirited? Just give the veterans their damn money! They were drafted and/or trying to serve their country. The UK and the US waste tons of…

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Tim Farron : Save Democracy in Cumbria from Being Dumped along with Nuclear Wastes

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our meeting today with Tim Farron MP.  We urged our MP to do everything within his power to ensure our democratic rights are not dumped along with radioactive wastes.  We asked Tim Farron to ensure that geological dumping of nuclear wastes is not made a Nationally Significantly Infrastructure …

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SUCCESS – YOUR LOBBYING HELPED FORCE A VOTE IN PARLIAMENT ON NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING- WE HAVE TILL WEDNESDAY

NOW WE HAVE TILL WEDNESDAY 25th MARCH TO LOBBY COUNCILLORS- MPS - ALERT THE PRESS, CONSERVATION GROUPS, NGOS   - ASK why the wall of silence?- MANY THANKS to everyone who emailed, tweeted and rang their MPs at such short notice.  The Order was about to be passed through as "delegated legislation" this means that …

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