Many thanks to the Westmorland Gazette for turning out to photograph tuesdays demo. The only local (or national – we wish!) media to do so. The report was a tad meagre, just a caption on the photo. But we are grateful for crumbs. This is in stark contrast to the column inches that have been dedicated in the same paper to the impact of the proposed pylons from Moorside. The pylons are the least of it…is there anyone out there bothered about the look of the pylons from Fukushima to Tokyo?
People were queuing up to sign the #StopMoorside petition with many pledging to Boycott Toshiba, the majority shareholder of NuGen.
The protest was attended by Cumbria CND, Radiation Free Lakeland, Kick
Nuclear, World Anti Nuclear Alliance along with musicians who provided
musical accompaniment and members of the public who do not want to be host
to “Europe’s biggest new nuclear development”
Musician Bill Lloyd has commented “It is not surprising that some
Cumbrians identify more with the people displaced by Fukushima and
Chernobyl than they do with the multi-national corporations who foist this
upon us. Did you know that NuGen are owned by Toshiba, who built two of
the ‘safe’ Fukushima reactors? Did you know that the earthquake at
Rampside, less than 40 miles from Moorside, caused liquefaction of the
Just a sneak preview here of the next Cumbrian anti nuclear protest….
We will highlight the dangerous rail cargo of the continuing nuclear waste arriving at Sellafield.
StopMoorside campaigners will also highlight the proposed transport of uranium
fuel to Moorside from Preston’s Springfield plant by train. NuGen have confirmed to Radiation Free Lakeland that the uranium will likely come from Kazakhstan where Toshiba has a 22% stake in the state run Kazatomprom. Nugen say : “this isn’t an issue as there has been no one who has voiced concern ”
We are voicing it now!
Direct Rail Services has an Open Day day at Carlisle on Saturday July 18th
“celebrating 20 years of DRS” transporting nuclear wastes to Sellafield
Come join us to leaflet the Direct Rail Services Open Day.
Here is where we will be.
The DRS Kingmoor Depot Etterby Road, Carlisle , Cumbria CA3
Come join us on the day from 11am to 2pm ish
By Car – From the M6, leave at junction 44 and follow the A689 westbound. Continue along through the industrial area, passing over three islands in the process. At the fourth, take the first exit into Kingmoor Road, signposted for Etterby. Continue along for roughly 1 mile, turning immediately right into Etterby Road, this situated immediately after passing the Redfern Inn on your right. From here, turn 4th right just before the railway bridge into Balmoral Court.
By Rail – With the depot roughly 2.5 miles away from the station, a steady walk will take you at least 45mins. However, a bus route will take you within a few minutes of the depot entrance. By exiting the station, cross the road and turn left at the lights into English Street. From here, you’ll need to catch the 76 bus from stand C and ask for the Redfern Inn. Upon alighting, turn into Etterby Road and proceed as per in the driving directions. For times, details etc of the bus route, please follow the link below…