Tim Farron MP “Cannot believe” the plan for nuclear dumping to dump democracy


Just received the below from Tim Farron MP for the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale.

 “I cannot believe that this would go ahead”   

We can believe anything of the nuclear mafia…and that is why we are shouting!  We have just written again to ask Tim Farron:  Please could you also seek assurance that all and any nuclear waste dumping is not to be termed under legal order as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. If that were to happen democracy would be dumped alongside the nuclear waste.

Letter received today from Tim Farron MP

Ms. Marianne Birkby

Our Ref: Birk004/47/ag
2 March 2015

Dear Marianne

Thank you very much for your recent email with regard to the dumping of nuclear
waste in boreholes.

I cannot believe that this would go ahead but I am pleased to confirm that I have
written to the Secretary of State to seek his assurance that the Government have no
intention to permit such dangerous practice. I will write again, when I have
received the response.

With best wishes

Yours sincerely

From: mariannebirkby@mariannebirkby.plus.com <mariannebirkby@mariannebirkby.plus.com>
Sent: 24 February 2015 15:05
To: Tim Farron MP

Subject: Baroness Verma faces fresh rebellion over radioactive waste disposal
debate. HO Lords, Moses Room, at 3.45 pm tomorrow, wed]]

Dear Tim

Tomorrow in the House of Lords at 3.45pm in the Moses Room Baroness Verma
will be leading a plan to change the law in order to dump democracy along
with nuclear waste.

Having just found out about this, Radiation Free Lakeland and other
voluntary groups have been frantically lobbying the House of Lords with
emails, phone calls and persuading those with a powerful voice such as
Friends of the Lake District to do the same.

Frack Free Somerset and others are also opposing this move, there appears
to be the
very real possibility that fracking boreholes may be used to dump nuclear
wastes. Radiation Free Lakeland are also mindful of the fact that 100
boreholes up to 150m deep (the depth at which nuclear wastes “can” be
dumped) are being dug right now next to Beckermet allegedly in preparation
for “Moorside’

To abandon the democratic process completely, by making the dumping of
nuclear waste a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project will exclude
locally-elected councilors, county officials and remove the need for any
genuine public consultation.

How much does the government want nuclear power? Will it do anything and
risk literally everything from democracy to health and the environment to
achieve that?

yours sincerely

Marianne Birkby
on behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland

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