Images – School buses on visit inside the Springfields Nuclear Fuel site – Enriched Uranium entering the site.
The following letter has been sent to the interim Chief Executive Officer of Lancashire County Council from a supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland.
The continued school trips to the Springfields Nuclear Fuel site slap bang in the middle of Cuadrilla’s fracking operations is beyond scandalous. It is way past time to talk about Springfields and the convoys of enriched uranium and nuclear materials in the centre of fracking operations on the Fylde. In and of itself Springfields is the spider at the web of the most dangerous industry – combined with fracking in close proximity the potential for catastrophe is ratcheted up. Has Nothing has been learnt from Grenfell in the blind accumulation of certain risks to the public?
Is it time yet to talk about Springfields Nuclear Fuels in the same breath as Fracking on the Fylde? We have asked this question repeatedly and have been roundly ignored by the major players. If we don’t talk about Springfields Nuclear Fuels and Fracking now, then ..when? The risks continue to accumulate and accelerate.
Please do send in your own letter to object and bear witness to this madness. – emails and letter below…
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Subject: Springfields, Fracking and Child Safety / Safeguarding
FAO: Angie Ridgwell, Interim CEO of Lancashire County Council
I am concerned that groups of school children are still making “educational visits” to the site which fabricates radioactive material for both the civilian and military nuclear industries and which could be subject to induced earthquakes as the result of fracking.
Would you agree that in the circumstances, school visits to the Springfields site should be suspended at the very least?
The recommendation for Ms Ridgwell to join the council permanently is now subject to the approval of all councillors at the next Full Council meeting on Thursday, October 18.
Ms Ridgwell joined the county council from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), where she was director general for Finance and Corporate Services.
A qualified accountant by profession, Ms Ridgwell has worked in a wide range of public sector bodies and local authorities, principally as chief executive or director of finance. These posts include Bristol City Council, Thurrock Council, Coventry City Council and Bridgnorth District Council.
Ms Ridgwell has also worked in consultancy and as an associate with KPMG. Assignments included work at North East Lincolnshire Council and as executive director at the London Development Agency, advising the board and Mayor of London on regeneration and economic development strategies.