*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 stop the development” but that people can “help shape the plans.”
The only shape we want is…
NO NO NO
The CONsultation says “Have Your Say” (!!!)
Send snail mail to NuGen at: Freepost, Moorside, Have Your Say
Tel: 0800 157 7352
Write in your own words – here are some ideas and more info below
*I will be Boycotting Toshiba products as a direct result of your aggressive push for new untried untested reactors near to the worlds most dangerous radioactive wastes at Sellafield.
*Any consultation that is predetermined is not a consultation but a pretence
*In 2007 the High Court found that the government’s plans to build a new generation of nuclear power stations was “unlawful”
*New international studies provide “strong evidence” that nuclear power is a cause of leukaemia and other radiation linked diseases
*The cooling for Moorside would result in a.churning up the already radioactively contaminated sediments of the Irish Sea bed b. heating the Irish Sea and c. cooling towers sending vapour plumes from the Irish Sea over Lakeland.
*The AP1000 “passive containment cooling” in case of an accident involves millions of gallons of water sitting on top of the three reactors. Apart from other concerns this makes for three dangerously top heavy installations in the vicinity of the worlds most dangerous wastes. The AP1000 reactor design has been criticised as unsafe by former nuclear regulator Arnie Gundersen and others.
*The Copeland Local Plan 2001 -2016 says that there should be: NO NEW HAZARDOUS DEVELOPMENT or POPULATION INCREASE NEAR SELLAFIELD
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