Below is a letter sent by a supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland to MPs:
Sent: 19/11/2015 18:43
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tim Farron MP
Subject: Paris Climate Change Conference Debate, House of Commons today and
Radioactive spikes from nuclear plants – a likely cause of childhood leukemia
Dear Rebecca Pow MP,
I was concerned and disappointed by your misleading comments in the Paris Climate Change Conference debate in Parliament today. Electricity generation by nuclear power is not clean nor low carbon when the full nuclear fuel cycle is taken into consideration.
I have raised the following research by Dr Ian Fairlie, published in The Ecologist (link below) with Minister Amber Rudd MP and the NuGen consultation on the proposed new nuclear reactors to be built on the green belt buffer zone and flood plain next to Sellafield and which is of concern to many.
Both NuGen and the Minister have carefully avoided any recognition of Dr Fairlie’s work – he is an independent nuclear consultant and former member of the UK National Radiological Protection Board.
A previous director of public health in Cumbria said the level of disease and disability in Cumbria was far too high for the size of the population. This suggests the toxins and radioactivity from the nuclear industries, both civilian and military, may be having a negative impact. In view of Dr Fairlie’s research and a previous public lecture in Keswick when he explained the tendency of nuclear reactor operators to renew nuclear fuel rods in adverse weather conditions to disperse the toxic and radioactive emissions, we are just as much in danger from the reactors at Heysham and Hinkley given a strong southerly gale as from dirty Sellafield here in Cumbria.
I would urge you to look at Dr Fairlie’s research and to really consider the nuclear fuel cycle in its entirety before simply accepting the disinformation being promoted by the nuclear industry and the DECC.
Simon (name supplied)