Moorside: Nuclear Free Local Authorities Endorse Damning Report

PRESS RELEASE FROM NUCLEAR FREE LOCAL AUTHORITIES NFLA endorse report which outlines serious design concerns with the AP1000 reactor proposed for the Sellafield Moorside site The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) have formally supported and endorsed an independent assessment of the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor that outlines a number of serious safety concerns. The independent …

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Did Nuclear Weapons tests damage our Ozone Layer?

Nuclear Power…trashing the climate and much more besides

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An interesting letter appeared in the Sheffield Star back in March 2015 arguing the possibly of the Ozone Layer being damaged by decades of Atmospheric Nuclear Bomb tests -until they were banned by an international treaty. They sort of claim you’d think we’d have heard debated for years already. The science sure adds up – something New Zealand based scientists Bill Hartley has researched in depth. 

Hartley believes “Starfish Prime”, a upper atmospheric nuclear test by the U/.S that is witnessed in 1962, is partly to blame for the ozone hole.

“The light show was something unearthly and huge. For fun some weeks before, I had read Revelations, so I was shocked to see the moon glowing red in the now pink rays of light expanding from the central ball of golden light.”

He connected the event with the hole in the ozone layer in the 1980s when he read Earth’s…

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One Day Left To Comment on Dangerous Reactors There is one day left.  Tomorrow is the last day to comment on the dangerous reactors planned for Cumbria.  Thanks to ITV for the coverage (in which NuGen try to belittle the report) but on the whole the nuclear industry and our pronuclear government have done a fantastic job of keeping this "opportunity" for …

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Moorside: Toshiba-Engie AP1000 Nuclear Power Station Endangers the UK and Europe – Comment Deadline Looms (Wednesday, 30 November)

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Moorside is now estimated to have a physical footprint of over 500 acres:
The ‘biggest construction project in Europe’ is expanding from Nugen’s original 200 hectare site to 552 hectares of farmland reaching right up to two villages and an 11th Century church. But with compulsory purchase on the cards, there’s nothing locals can do except keep on fighting the entire deeply flawed project.“. (Or the locals may be intimidated into silence due to compensation fears related to compulsory purchase, i.e. expropriation).

NUGEN is a consortium of Japan’s Toshiba and France’s ENGIE – formerly called GDF-Suez.

While with UK BREXIT Moorside, sitting upon the Irish Sea, may no longer be in the EU, a nuclear accident would most likely impact Europe, including Ireland, based on the distances the radioactive…

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CUMBRIA NUCLEAR PLAN SLAMMED BY NEW EXPERT REPORT – only 9 days to comment on dangerous reactor design

Today a report slamming the new build plan has been handed into Cumbria County Council, The National Park Authority, Natural England, Friends of the Lake District.  The report will also be sent to the leaders of neighbouring European countries. There is a CONsultation taking place on the AP1000 reactor design - we found out only …

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Cancer patient compensated for Fukushima work to sue TEPCO

Is this what our Unions want for their workers? More of this?

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Damage from an explosion remains at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant’s No. 4 reactor building in March 2013.

A 42-year-old man diagnosed with leukemia after working at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant plans to sue Tokyo Electric Power Co., saying the utility failed to take adequate precautions against radiation exposure.

He will also sue Kyushu Electric Power Co., operator of the Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture where he had also worked, in the lawsuit expected to be filed at the Tokyo District Court on Nov. 22.

The man, who is from Kita-Kyushu in Fukuoka Prefecture, will demand about 59 million yen ($541,000) in total compensation from the two utilities.

TEPCO and Kyushu Electric, as the managers of the facilities, are responsible for the health of workers there, but they failed to take adequate measures to protect them from radiation exposure,” said one of the lawyers…

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Offshore Geological Disposal

This Article from Cumbria Trust misses a trick. . Geological “Disposal” of nuclear waste is impossible…it cannot be “disposed” of and to suggest otherwise is to give the industry a green light to continue polluting. The ship needs to have sailed on deep drilling and mining in Cumbria…the risk of earthquakes in the Sellafield area from such activity is just too risky.

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The last failed search process, Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) restricted the search area to the volunteer boroughs and a 5km offshore strip for coastal areas. As we know, only Copeland and Allerdale volunteered and the process was vetoed by Cumbria County Council which recognised the overwhelming local opposition to the proposal amongst a long list of concerns.

A great deal is known about Cumbria’s geology from previous failed attempts, including the £400m Nirex spent before reaching the conclusion that the geology was so complex that they couldn’t even model groundwater flow between two boreholes just 200 metres apart. The Nirex Inquiry Inspector Chris McDonald concluded that the search process should move away from Cumbria to an area of simple geology, largely found in eastern and southern England. More recent attempts by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to mislead the public by suggesting that Nirex could have found Cumbria to be…

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Guest Blog: Why the Nuclear Industry is Killing Off the Human Race by John Urquhart

Documentary from 1983.  Sellafield is still reprocessing and will continue to do so for as long as it can get away with it.   A Guest Blog by John Urquhart WHY THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IS KILLING OFF THE HUMAN RACE When Gallileo pointed out that the Roman Catholic Church's model of the universe was flawed, …

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Explosion-Fire at Nuclear Power Station Near New York City on Election Day Due to Equipment Failure

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Indian Point Nuclear Power Station power lines zoom

The US NRC report says that this “explosion in the protected area” which was “due to equipment failure” occurred at 0840 AM on Tuesday November 8th: “The explosion was to the 138 kV power cross connect cable between the Unit 2 and 3 Station Auxiliary Transformers.” If you look at the above image, all of the power lines appear very cramped at this nuclear power station, apparently increasing the dangers.

Overlay the size of the Chernobyl exclusion zone with rough location of Indian Point Nuclear Power Station and Trump Tower
Chernobyl Overlay Indian Point Nuclear Power Station - Greenpeace OpenStreet Map Trump Tower 5th Ave NY
Greenpeace OpenStreet Map. Wind direction may vary. This is to give an indication of the size.

A 1982 study by Sandia National Laboratories found that a core meltdown and radiological release at one of the two operating Indian Point reactors could cause 50,000 near-term deaths from acute radiation syndrome” (Edward Lyman…

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