A reminder of why increased Siesmic activity from fracking in the NW is bonkers. Also bonkers is the frightening (and deliberate?) lack of attention on the growing mountain of radioactive wastes being dumped right now in the Preston area. A nightmare where people are directed to look at the fracking fires being set in one direction while being fatally poisoned with deadly radioactive wastes in another hidden from view direction.
A while back the brilliant anti fracking campaigner Tina Louise Rothery posted on the Radiation Free Lakeland facebook page requesting help to stop the huge expansion of Whitemoss landfill. We looked at Whitemoss, near Skelmersdale and what goes into the landfill is very, very nasty ….even without radioactive wastes.
What we found though was that Whitemoss was indeed designated for receipt of low level radioactive wastes. According to the Cheshire West and Chester Local Plan for 2015: “Currently low level radioactive waste is exported to Whitemoss Landfill site in Lancashire”. So we asked Questions under Freedom of Information. What happened next is incredible. The reply came back within 6 days not from the Department of the Environment (who we addressed the FOI to) but from Whitemoss Landfill:
“Whitemoss Landfill (25…
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