The Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) geological screening “workshop” in Carlisle.

“Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste” – an oxymoron – nuclear waste cannot be “disposed of” in “suitable geology.” There is no “suitable geology” anywhere…and Cumbria has the most studied geology possibly in the world. No amount of further study will make the geology less complex or easier to predict groundwater flow, and even if the geology was 50 square miles of homogenous granite, geological disposal as a scientific concept has not been and may never be safely achieved. The only ‘solution’ is to contain, monitor and repackage as necessary. This is of course not an option for our pronuclear government who want to be seen to have “solved” the nuclear waste problem in order to produce more, even hotter wastes.

Oxymoron:Full Definition of OXYMORON

: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements

Cumbria Trust

RWMAround fifty people attended the Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) meeting in Carlisle about geological screening on Tuesday evening.  The meeting had a much higher turnout than similar meetings held elsewhere in the country, perhaps unsurprisingly since Cumbria County Council led by Eddie Martin, halted the previous process less than 3 years ago.  At the time, the government promised that if Cumbria voted to halt the voluntary process, Cumbria would be out of the running for a GDF.  That wasn’t true.  The process is back and it has been redesigned to get around the democratic decision that stopped it.  This time RWM have ensured that Cumbria County Council will no longer have a veto if one of the boroughs volunteers.

On the positive side, RWM have agreed that there will be a national geological survey, and a demonstration of the GB3D software which will be produced by this survey was given…

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Nuclear Worker Study Affirms that Low Doses of Radiation are Deadly: Increased Cancer Risk Much Worse Than Previously Believed

Nuclear Power Kills and Maims….. Why continue with nukiller, knowing the damage that is being inflicted?

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The new low dose radiation exposure results, showing high cancer risks at low doses, which came out on October 20th, are very important:
The study, which supports that any amount of radiation is bad for you (LNT), has been largely ignored, and where not ignored it has been partially misrepresented already. The study did control for both smoking and asbestos exposure, using lung cancer, but found little difference in results. Additionally, non-nuclear workers smoked, and were exposed to asbestos. In many of the decades studied, smoking was very widespread in all social classes. Comparing to the general population, of the same age, which is the apparent definition of excess cancers, should act as a control.

In the context of this (Richardson et. al. 2015) study, Gy is equivalent to Sv. Thus, the excess relative risk of cancer DEATH per 1000 mSv is 51%. For 100 mSv it is 5.1%…

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“We Need New Nuclear Like We Need A Hole in The Head” Michael Meacher

Attending a Friends of the Earth conference as a FoE activist many years ago I was impressed by Michael Meacher's frankness regarding his involvement as Environment Minister in   the sanctioning of activities at Sellafield,  he implied that he was effectively  held to ransom and did not want to agree to it. At the same Friends of the Earth …

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Hinkley Occupation by Brave Nuclear Resisters

Anti Nuclear Campaigners have set up camp at Hinkley   while our government does dodgy deals with the Chinese. **THANK YOU Brave Nuclear Resisters of Hinkley**. It is way past time for more people to step up to the plate and Occupy Nuclear ITV reports today: "Protesters erect 'white elephant' outside Hinkley Protesters camped outside Hinkley …

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Page 17: Newsflash…Nuclear Dump Causes Earthquake…Contamination of Water Supply…

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“Drums of nuclear wastes that will kill on contact …no risk to the public….dump causes earthquake….contamination of water supply….”

First Nirex, then Managing Radioactive Waste Safely and now, Radioactive Waste Management…different names same aim…bury nuclear waste (except Nirex was for low and intermediate wastes – now the plan is to include heat generating high level radioactive wastes)

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Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima

Consequences of nuclear power’s radioactive emissions both routine and accidental snowball through the generations …

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Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima, LOC-Mousseau Chernobyl Major Findings Study of Chernobyl Wildlife
Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima, LOC-Mousseau Chernobyl Research Initiative A
Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima, LOC-Mousseau Chernobyl Research Initiative B
Slides from Mousseau’s May 2014 presentation at the US Library of Congress: “Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima, LOC-Mousseau

From the US Library of Congress in Washington, DC (transcript of video):
Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima, LOC-Mousseau

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Today’s event is organized by Science Technology and Business Division of this Library of Congress. I’m Tomoko Steen, research specialist here at the Library of Congress. Today’s speaker, Tim Mousseau, maybe I should say Professor Tim Mousseau, is currently professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina. He has a Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. And he has served as the Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education at the University of South Carolina. And he also was in the Washington area. He was a Program Officer at NSF, National Science Foundation. He serves on many editorial boards…

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