Drigg: quaint coastal village and the UK’s “Low Level” Nuclear Dump

  Drigg the quaint coastal village is also home to the UKs 'Low Level Waste Repository' (the word 'Nuclear' has been dropped from the official title) Although locals know this as the  Nuclear Dump.  Drigg is located near the Sellafield nuclear site on the shifting sands of the Cumbrian coast. Up until the late 1980s …

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“out on a limb” page 14 of Beeches, Boreholes and Badgers

20 years ago – out on another limb. Rusland is just 20 miles away as the crow flies from the proposed Moorside site.

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30th May 1996

I must have spent a fortune on telephone calls and letters to tree experts.  People sound interested in having a look until the L.D.N.P.A are mentioned.  Seem to have rung people all over the country – got some useful information and recommendations.  One recommendation is for a tree expert with experience in veteran trees.  He turns out to live not far away so he and his colleague agree to have a preliminary look for free.  The news is better than I hoped – Roger C and Andy L reckon the majority of the trees are in good nick!

Roger and Andy very generously agree to do a thorough inspection and report for a nominal fee of £200.  Its still a lot for me – for a long shot to try to save 54 beeches owned by bureaucrats.

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Cumbria Life – “Chernobyl The Cloud Lingers On”

Cumbria Life and Chernobyl...a hard hitting article from 1996... The lifestyle magazine, Cumbria Life, is not where you would expect to find a hard- hitting article on Chernobyl and the nuclear industry. But that is exactly what was published in this Cumbrian coffee table magazine in 1996. .... (the article is in the public domain …

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Nuclear is Renewable… and Pigs Can Fly!

The nuclear industry which is pushing for "the biggest nuclear development in Europe" here in Cumbria has been busy over the last decade rebranding itself as "renewable."  This lie is now being swallowed whole,  by people who should know better.  The renewable energy conference in Glasgow takes place on the 4th May and (with breathtaking …

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“ugly and unstable:” page 14 of Beeches, Boreholes and Badgers

20 years ago the National Park said of their plan to fell the Rusland Beeches that “safety is our main priority” and yet they opposed the NIREX plan for an underground dump in 1996 on (given the toxic blight) the superficial grounds of “visual impact.” In 2013 their eventual and half hearted opposition to the ten times bigger geological nuclear dump plan (including high level nuclear wastes) was even more weak. Makes you wonder. Remember that Rusland is just 20 miles from Sellafield as the crow flies… this is what they said:

“It remains a concern that significant media interest highlights the potential location of the geological disposal facility in the ‘Lake District’ rather than ‘West Cumbria’. As a result of the association of a geological disposal facility and the Lake District we remain very concerned that there may be a direct impact on businesses operating within and trading off the brand of the Lake District”.

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19th May 1996

Been lying awake thinking about the beeches.  I rang up the Chair of the ‘Special Planning Board’ in charge of the decision to fell and the conversation goes something like this:

me: why fell all the trees when your own report says only half should be felled?

Chair: by felling half, the others would look ugly and be unstable. Safety is our main priority – what if they fell on a school bus?

me: what if another expert looked at the trees and gave a second opinion on their safety?

Chair: no expert would go out on a limb against our expert!

Note:  the National Park said of their plan to fell the beeches that “safety is our main priority”  and yet they opposed the NIREX plan for an underground dump in 1996 on the superficial grounds of “visual impact.”  In 2013 their eventual and half hearted…

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Earth Day: Burying Radioactive Waste and Dumping it into the Oceans

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April 22nd is Earth Day.
NASA, Image # : 68-HC-870, 12/24/1968 Earth-rise Christmas Eve 1968
NASA Earth-Rise Christmas Eve 1968
parting of waters 1493 Chronicles
Schedelsche Weltchronik or Nuremberg Chronicle Date 1493
While browsing on Google, the Earth Day web site kept forcibly opening. And, who is among the Earth Day sponsors? Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) located in Woods Hole Massachusetts: http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/earth-day-2016-partners/ Wikipedia tells us that Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) should not be confused with the nearby (and now infamous) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI). And as late as 2002 the founder of WHRC, George Woodell, raised concerns about the impacts of nuclear war on the environment, http://whrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2002-04-TooSmallForWar.pdf , whereas WHOI appears to have been long been tied in with the military. However, the two have recently been joined together in a consortium: http://www.woodsholeconsortium.org/news/consortium.html They are also listed as a WHOI funder-partner.

We turn then to the now infamous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) with its tainted funding ties and home to nervous…

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