Beatrix Potter’s Beloved Lake District Still Endangered by Proposed New Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear Waste

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Beatrix Potter, best known as the author-illustrator of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit“, “supported the efforts of the National Trust to preserve not just the places of extraordinary beauty but also those heads of valleys and low grazing lands that would be irreparably ruined by development… She left nearly all her property to the National Trust, including over 4,000 acres (16 km2) of land, sixteen farms, cottages and herds of cattle and Herdwick sheep. Hers was the largest gift at that time to the National Trust, and it enabled the preservation of the land now included in the Lake District National Park and the continuation of fell farming.”

A friend of Beatrix Potter who arrived in Cumbria in the 1930s remarked: “When I first came to the Lake District whenever John or I walked there were birds but since the atomic station came there have…

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