With radioactive landfill accumulating at Drigg and Lillyhall, Cumbrians should be concerned about this and demanding that radioactive waste is not dumped into “repositories” ie leaking radioactive dumps.
A recent fire at the state-owned radioactive waste dump in Nevada, prompted authorities to shut down a 140-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 for nearly 24 hours.
“Whatever caught fire on Sunday in the state-owned radioactive waste dump at the US Ecology site near Beatty packed a powerful punch. We don’t know exactly what caught fire. We’re not exactly sure what was burning in that pit,” Fire Marshal Chief Peter Mulvihill said in a conference call with reporters.
There was some energetic burning” that blew a hole in the cover soil that caps trench No. 14, where low-level radioactive materials were buried in unlined, clay terrain in the 1970s.”
Mulvihill added that investigators who were converging to begin their probe at the site Tuesday, about 10 miles south of Beatty and about 108 miles northwest of Las Vegas, don’t know yet if an explosion occurred before the fire was reported…
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Fantastic that you are supporting the Friends of the Lake District campaign to hide the two rows of pylons from the proposed Moorside nuclear reactors.
Perhaps you would consider supporting the resistance to Moorside?
The doubling of Sellafields already “grotesque” (Alfred Wainwright) nuclear sprawl will be rather more difficult to hide than the pylons.
on behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland
29 October 2015
Dear Environment Agency,
In August 2015 Nugen (Toshiba/Engie) issued a press release saying
that they would apply for an EA license to pump “slightly
radioactively contaminated ” water from 100 boreholes into the
Have the Environment Agency carried out their own measurements of
radioactivity/chemical composition on liquid discharge from the 100
boreholes or are they relying on NUGENs own documentation?
Have the Environment Agency issued a license to dump radioactively
contaminated groundwater into the River Ehen?
If so, We would like to have sight of the rationale for this
contravention of the EAs own remit to protect the River Ehen from
pollution. For example the reasoning behind the new pipeline from
Thirlmere to protect Ennerdale and the River Ehen would be
undermined by allowing increased and concentrated radioactive
discharges from Moorside’s 100 boreholes into the River Ehen. This
Sellafield seepage would normally be held deep underground
percolating gradually over many years to the River Ehen.
Where is the radioactively contaminated soil and rock from 100
boreholes being dumped?
Are the Environment Agency carrying out their own independent
measurements of the radioactive/chemical composition of the soil
and rock from the 100 boreholes? Eg Have samples been sent to
independent laboratories worldwide? (Or are the EA relying on
NUGENs own documentation?
On behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland
We note that Energy Solutions described the buffer zone land
adjacent to Sellafield as being “too contaminated” from Sellafield
seepage to be dug deep and made into a low level radioactive waste
dump ( Keekle Head inquiry). We note also that the Copeland Local
Plan up to 2016 says that there should be NO development on this
land, in other words the land should be left as a buffer zone.
From blogger Jan Hemmer : My english is not the best, to be true. Hopefully it is good enough. I am a member of the German “Civil Initiative for a World without an Atomic Threat” – based in one of Germany’s oldest towns – Rottweil, Germany. I’m also a board member of the Federal Agency Chernobyl Germany.
THE FUTURE IS ON (GENETIC) FIRE!
TEPCO’s reactor 1: EMPTY!
TEPCO’S reactor 2: EMPTY!
TEPCO’S reactor 3: EMPTY!
= The radioactivity of 3,000 Hiroshima bombs and 120 Plutonium bombs is missing! A full scale nuclear war!
Evidence (by TEPCO):
TEPCO reactor 1: Muon Scanner pic:
TEPCO reactor 2: Muon Scanner pic:
TEPCO reactor 3: Video of the inner containment:
What now, World?
The non dominant mutations in the human race will increase in the next generations, and a massive die-out as in primitive times will occur. More euthanasia? Or letting go of the textbook, symbols and “smiling” – and grow up and adapt to reality.
background on mutations and radiation: https://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/three-nobel-prize-winners-calculated-the-genetic-damage-of-nuclear-energy/
Landfill sites in Cumbria are being filled with radioactive waste, the groundwater is contaminated as a matter of routine…Cumbrians take note of what is happening in Missouri. …..it is not a case of if, but when there is a landfill fire.
Is the Missouri Landfill Fire a Chernobyl or Fukushima in the Making? Initially this seems like an odd question, and even hyperbole. However, the tonnage of radiological waste at the Bridgeton-Westlake landfill exceeds that of Fukushima over 20 fold, and Chernobyl by 163 times. Nonetheless, how diluted the Bridgeton nuclear waste is appears unknown. The fire may reach the area where this radiological waste was disposed, in as little as 3 to 6 months, if action is not taken to stop it. Even if it is stopped, it should serve as a warning of the risks of sending nuclear waste, and radioactive rubble from decommissioned reactors to regular landfills, as is becoming the fashion. The burial of nuclear waste, even in special facilities, constitutes a hazard, as well.
Both the steam from the Missouri landfill fire and flaring of the landfill (methane) gas can release the radionuclides into the air…
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