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 this? Wordsworth?Ruskin? Beatrix Potter? I think they would be horrified to see such a blasé and toadying attitude to the most extreme and abusive industry.
I think their views would be more akin to Duncan Ball a Sellafield Foreman. Duncan’s poems chronicled the nuclear industry and include one that was read out publicly at the international “Lakes for Living” conference in Windermere.
For nuclear waste growing bigger and hotter
They’re draining the life from Lakeland and Otter
Cooling the poison they’ve shipped from afar
Condemning the Angler and Arctic Char
“What’s the harm? There’s water aplenty!”
Say the loudest mouths with heads near empty,
while for son and daughter the waters spoil
cooling waste in the kettle I fear will boil…”
We have written a reply to the “Woolly Thinker” article – will wait to see if it is published……