RADIATION FREE LAKELAND ACTION NEWSLETTER 24th April 2016
FOCUS ON PYLONS = PYLON THE PRESSURE FOR MOORSIDE?
Many of you will have seen the article in the Guardian and other national papers on the “fury over Lake District Pylons” quite a few of us have commented on the Guardian website about it, and have written about the superficial focus on the pylons on the blog and in letters to the press time and again.
One thing people can do is to lobby Friends of the Lake District about their superficial focus on the pylons when the only way to actually stop the pylons is to put their weight behind the campaign already supported by over 9000 people to stop the far greater threat to health and the environment..
Write to: Friends of the Lake District (and if you have time to the press and other conservation bodies)
Friends of the Lake District, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7SS Ring: 01539 720788 Email: email@example.com
30th April 2016 – WALK TO REMEMBER 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL and DEMO TO #DRIGGLOCKTHEGATE
Please join us on Saturday 30th April. We will meet at Drigg Railway Station at 11am and walk approximately four miles around the Drigg nuclear waste site where waste has reportedly been buried from the ongoing Chernobyl disaster.
There is no mention of course of the UK’s “Low Level” nuclear waste site on the “Adventure Capital” publicity for the Cumbria Coastal path of which this walk is a part.
We will walk to remember and show solidarity with the victims of the Chernobyl disaster and to highlight the ongoing disaster that is nuclear power.
We will discuss the plan by the nuclear industry to expand the volume of the Drigg site which we now know is not only threatened by the sea but also by the rivers running alongside and through the site. The Development Control Committee of Cumbria County Council are scheduled to discuss on May 11th whether to allow the application to stack ever higher shipping containers of nuclear wastes.
The more people and groups who write and ask to speak opposing this the better. Moorside (and the pylons) can only go ahead if Councillors agree on our behalf to expanding Drigg and ultimately making more land available for ever more facilities to ‘disposal’ of radioactive wastes.
If you cannot speak then please do write and urge the Council not to allow the further stacking of radioactive wastes in shipping containers at Drigg.
WRITE TO: firstname.lastname@example.org (also the contact to ask to speak on the 11th May meeting) and if you have time to members of The Development Control Committee of Cumbria County Council
Remember Chernobyl and say Enough is Enough!
There is more information here and a petition to sign:
We hope to see you on Saturday 30th April 11am at Drigg Railway Station. Note we will hold a demonstration first for those who do not want to walk around the vicinity of the nuclear waste site.
with all best wishes