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

DRS OPEN DAY
DRS OPEN DAY
March 12th 2015 1pm - train going to Sellafield fully  loaded with 6 flasks, that morning a gas explosion took place in Seascale in a house just feet away from the tracks.
March 12th 2015 1pm – train going to Sellafield fully loaded with 6 flasks, that morning a gas explosion took place in Seascale in a house just feet away from the tracks.
Nuclear train going away from Sellafield a few minutes after 1pm on 12th March - the emergency services are there for a gas explosion in a house just feet away from the tracks
Nuclear train going away from Sellafield a few minutes after 1pm on 12th March – the emergency services are there for a gas explosion in a house just feet away from the tracks

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 a few minutes of each other.  One shows a fully loaded nuclear waste train going to Sellafield and just a couple of minutes later a train with empty flasks going the other way.   This was on the morning of a terrible gas explosion in Seascale in a house just feet away from the railway tracks.  We happened to be there following a visit with former US nuclear regulator Arnie Gundersen to the proposed Moorside site.

This coming Saturday Direct Rail Services will be “celebrating 20 years” of transporting nuclear waste to Sellafield.

Radiation Free Lakeland are teaming up with Close Capenhurst Campaign to leaflet and demonstrate against the continued practice of hauling radioactive wastes through our towns and villages.  DRS say “This years event will also mark our 20th Anniversary! Bring the family along for a fun day out as we invite you to have a look behind the scenes”.

Campaigners will also highlight the proposed transport of uranium fuel to Moorside from Preston’s Springfield plant by train. The developers of Moorside, NuGen,  have confirmed to Radiation Free Lakeland that the uranium will likely come from the Kazakhstan dictatorship where Toshiba (NuGen) has a 22% stake in the state run uranium mines,Kazatomprom.  Amnesty International is working to stop human rights abuses such as torture in the dictatorship of Kazakhstan.

The whole nuclear chain is an abuse of human rights.
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
9NZ

Come join us on the day from 11am to 2pm ish

DRS Open Day
http://directrailservices.com/events/2015/05/27/drs-open-day-2015/

Directions:

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…

http://www.transportdirect.info/W…JourneyDetails.aspx?cacheparam=15

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

  1. Pingback: CCC protest at the DRS Depot in Carlisle | Close Capenhurst

  2. “Rail service celebrations marred by protests… Direct Rail Services is celebrating its 20th anniversary, but campaigners are concerned about the company’s role in transporting nuclear waste: 18 July 2015 at 11:15am “(itv.com) Great interview with Marianne Birkby, and discussing the late Bob Crow’s opposition to rail transport of nuclear waste. (Too bad itv doesn’t allow links except to home page; It can be found by doing internet search of Rail service celebrations marred by protests itv.com). Sorry I missed this!

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