NuGen Don’t Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story

The following article published in The Ecologist follows Radiation Free Lakeland's exposure of NuGen's Lie that Moorside would produce "7% of the UKs energy".  We now wait for double page adverts in every Cumbrian newspaper with NuGen's apology for bigging up nuclear energy. Lies, damned lies, and energy statistics - why nuclear is so much less than it …

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“Woolly Thinker” anonymous article in Windermere Now

Windermere's Free Paper, Windermere Now has published an anonymous article     (pg 8) promoting Moorside and Geological Dumping. Radiation Free Lakeland are grossly misrepresented as being "Not in My Back Yard"  when what we have been consistently saying is NOT IN ANYONE'S BACK YARD. What would the Lakeland men and women of old think of …

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Planning for Tomorrow with NuGen’s Fergus McMorrow

NO NEW HAZARDOUS DEVELOPMENT or POPULATION INCREASE NEAR SELLAFIELD says Copeland Local Plan 2001-2016 Copeland Borough Council’s Local Plan for 2001-2016 states: 6.10 HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS 10.1  Two premises have been notified to the Council as hazardous Installations under arrangements set out in ODPM Circular 04/00 "Planning Controls for Hazardous Substances". Consultation zones have been established …

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In Finland, Nuclear Energy Company is Building without Construction License. Anti-nuclear activists are demanding Fennovoima stop destroying nature

Solidarity with Finland. Here in Cumbria we too love our land and do not want nuclear reactors built on greenfields and the flood plain of the river Ehen, the land between the mountains and the Irish Sea. Here as in Finland nuclear developers are getting away with destructive “preliminary” work. In Cumbria it is 100 boreholes being drilled . Toshiba (NuGen) say that “no environmental permits are necessary. The nuclear ‘industry’ is out of control.

Better power! -Camp in Pyhäjoki, Finland in June 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT 18 MAY 2015

In Finland, Nuclear Energy Company is Building without Construction License
Anti-nuclear activists are
demanding Fennovoima stop destroying nature

Finland – unlike other EU countries – is building more nuclear power plants. This northern, sparsely inhabited country is eager to invest in an old fashioned and high risk energy source. Finnish nuclear energy company Fennovoima made an agreement with Rusatom Overseas, which is the sub-company of the Russian state corporation Rosatom (1). They agreed to build a nuclear power plant on the coast of Bothnian Bay in the municipality of Pyhäjoki. According to the agreement, Rusatom Overseas will be supplying the reactor, and construction work will be implemented by sub-companies of Rosatom. The project is lacking investors, and doesn’t have a construction license to build the power plant. Many of the stakeholders have left the project.

One of the criteria for the construction license of…

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Friends of the Earth UK’s Top Ten Priorities- No 1: Keep Schtum about Nuclear

As a former long time activist with Friends of the Earth this is horrifying. Simon Bullock, Friends of the Earth's senior campaigner on Climate Change and Energy has outlined the top ten priorities for Amber Rudd, the new head of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.  DECC was formed in 2008 amidst great hope for a …

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My case against Trident in Plymouth, 19/5/15

Nikki and Theo …your stand against Trident is an inspiration. Thank You Both

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My case against Trident in Plymouth, 19/5/15

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In July last year, I was arrested for blocking the gate of Devonport Docks, where the Trident nuclear weapons fleet is serviced. This was part of my long-running commitment to raise awareness about the proposed Trident renewal and to challenge it’s legality through peaceful protest. There is due to be a one or two day trial with me and my co-defendant Nikki Clarke at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday May 19th.

The government’s position is that I was breaking the law, by disrupting “lawful work” on the HMS Vengeance submarine. My position is that it is the government who are breaking an international treaty by upgrading Britain’s nuclear arsenal, and that work on maintaining a nuclear weapons systems is itself unlawful.

At my trial three expert witnesses will testify on international humanitarian law, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the threat that holding nuclear…

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NuGen plan to “enhance the environment.” Like they did with Fukushima?

Today outside Whitehaven Civic Hall we sang our songs, spoke to lots of people and handed out leaflets countering the propaganda from the nuclear industry.  Lots of people stopped to tell us that they are opposed to new build "but what can we do - they're gonna go ahead anyway"    Well certainly that is what …

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Ticking Boxes – a poem by Duncan Ball – Sellafield worker for 20 years

  Ticking Boxes The boxes are ticked by those men who’ve been picked, from the keenest Of yes men there, for checks done each day so the bosses can say, that Their workforce takes extra care. But the bosses were tricked by some men that they picked for a job that All liars can do …

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