Guest Blog: Aesop’s Atomic Fable by June Birch

Aesop's Atomic Fable by June Birch Many of us will have grown up knowing about Aesop’s Fables, but until the other day, I didn’t realise that he was born around 620 BC, was enslaved, but his second owner freed him because of his learning and wit.. As a freed slave in the ancient Greek republics, …

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DANGEROUS GAMES: Nuclear Fantasies …local press play along with nuclear developers

https://www.facebook.com/marianne.birkby/videos/10206569926876330/?l=8712274064033970162 NuGen CONsultation in Kendal The Cumberland News reported yesterday in sycophantic mode on the "Fantastic" Feedback over Moorside Nuclear Power Station Plans.  The article looks like it was pulled straight from NuGen PR Man (formerly Copeland Borough Council's Lead Planning Officer) Fergus McMorrow's press release and goes on to say: "Fergus McMorrow, NuGen’s planning lead in …

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Heysham’s dodgy old reactor shut down again in “unplanned outage”

Today... "A nuclear reactor has gone offline in an unplanned outage, its operator has confirmed. The 660-megawatt reactor at the Heysham 2 site, near Morecambe, Lancashire, was taken offline at 13:48 BST because of "operational requirements", EDF Energy told the BBC. The reactor will be offline for the next seven days, the company added. The cause …

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Nuclear Tosh(iba) Reigns Supreme While Cumbria is Stitched Up

Nuclear Tosh(iba) Reigns Supreme While Cumbria is Stitched Up By Those Who Should Be Protecting People and this Magical Corner of the Planet As the first consultation for Moorside drew to a close on the 25th July the company behind NuGen, Toshiba was caught cooking the books while Cumbria County Council waxed lyrical about "nuclear aspirations". …

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Reclassifying Nuclear Waste to Dump on States; Bury – US NRC Comment Deadline Friday 24 July, 11.59 pm NYC-DC (ET)

Reclassify, dilute, disperse and pass the responsibility on to local councils landfill services and to the public unaware they are buying products that may be made from “recycled” radioactive scrap metal. This is happening here in the UK as well as America. This blog post is a Good analysis of what is happening in America, which mirrors here in the UK . For some years we tried to get The Environment Agency and Lillyhall landfill to admit that they were recieving radioactive wastes….they repeatedly denied this saying there was NO radioactive waste entering the landfill.. Hiding behind the new classification of “exempt” The truth of course is that the pathway to landfill was opened and even higher activity waste was dumped “accidently”

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USNRC Comment: Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
ID: NRC-2011-0012-0077 Due Jul 24 2015, at 11:59 PM ET
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2011-0012-0077 Info on the final rule: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-26/pdf/2015-06429.pdf Docket ID: NRC-2011-0012 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 10 CFR 60 and 61

They claim to have not anticipated enriching so much uranium in the US, when the earlier rules were written. This appears strange, because that’s when many nuclear reactors were just recently built, and some still under construction, though it was a few years after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Perhaps they didn’t plan on enriching uranium to be exported to other countries, as appears currently the case?

But, there seems to be more to it than that. The real issue here appears to be the diluting of nuclear waste with fillers of various sorts (or mixing more and less radioactive waste together), so that it can be declared sufficiently low level waste for responsibility…

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HAVE YOUR SAY #Boycott Toshiba and #Stop Moorside

*URGENT TAKE ACTION* : Moorside’s first sham consultation ends on the 25th July. The developers, NuGen are inviting people to contact them and “Have Your Say” on this first of a series of CONsultations. People attending the consultation events are being told by NuGen (60% Toshiba and 40% GDF Suez now Engie) that “nothing will …

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Expanding Nuclear Military Fences – How Much of Cumbria Will Be Sacrificed?

Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment have written a new report: "Land Grab by NuGen, with compulsory purchase on the cards, sees the “biggest construction project in Europe” more than double in size – from 200 to 552 hectares of farmland adjacent to Sellafield. Consultation documents published by NuGen on its new-build plans suggest a …

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Trains Spotters Encouraged to “Celebrate 20 years” of Nuclear Transport

Yesterday was surreal.  Thousands of train enthusiasts descended on the back road train depot of Kingmoor in Carlisle encouraged by Direct Rail Services  to "celebrate 20 years" in a Charity Open Day.  The £5 entrance fee going to 'charity' i.e. cash strapped local hospitals and good causes that in 'austerity' free days would be funded by government. …

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UK Nuclear Power Faces Opposition on All Sides: Local & in the EU

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Great Speech by Nikki Clark of Southwest Against Nuclear. (Only 6 minutes long. link http://youtu.be/Cw3N1laEDDI)

From Greenpeace:
UK’s proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant faces resistance on all sides Blogpost by Justin McKeating – 16 July, 2015 at 14:00

The plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley in the UK are too expensive, too late, won’t help cut greenhouse gas emissions, violate EU competition law, and will distort Europe’s energy markets.

On 6 July 2015, Greenpeace Energy, together with German and Austrian energy utilities, filed a legal challenge in the European Courts against the EU Commission’s decision to rubberstamp billions of euros in state subsidies for new nuclear reactors at the Hinkley nuclear power plant in the UK.

The filing argues these massively subsidised reactors will influence energy prices in Europe and grossly distort competition.

In a similar filing, the Austrian government submitted a complaint to the European Court…

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“Celebrating 20 years” of transporting nuclear waste to Sellafield….Really?!

LEAFLETTING AND DEMO 18th July 11am -2 pm Outside the Direct Rail Services Depot Kingmoor Depot Etterby Road, Carlisle , Cumbria CA3 9NZ The fluffy image of the cute bear above  is how Direct Rail Services like to portray themselves. This is far from the truth. The two photographs above were taken by Radiation Free Lakeland within …

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