Radioactive Beached Art at St Bees: Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Today Cumbria Wildlife Trust has invited families to dig for hours on the beach at St Bees making sand sculptures. We have asked them again this year to warn people about the radioactive particles found on this beach…they said “the last particle has been removed”. This is nonsense the tide comes in twice a day with more radioactive wastes from Sellafield. This was our protest back in 2015.

Don't Worry, Be Happy! Radioactive Particles at St Bees Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Radioactive Particles at St Bees

Razor Shells St Bees Razor Shells St Bees

0.09 microsieverts "safe radiation dose" Exposure within 50 miles of  nuclear power plant 0.09 microsieverts “safe radiation dose” Exposure within 50 miles of nuclear power plant

On Friday, the day before our protest sand drawing at St Bees I rang up Sellafield to let them know that after the demo we would be dropping off our soiled gloves and protective clothing at the Main Gate as potential radioactive waste. I got through to a lass in Workington who put me through to security ….it just rang out.

No option to leave a message.  I wanted to let them know about our plan, as some of the young armed police on the Main Gate look habitually nervous and we didn’t want to approach them with a bin bag full of clothing unannounced.    I rang back and the lass from Workington put me through to the Main Gate, this was at 3pm…

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