FROM 2016 - STOP MOORSIDE - WE DID! Now we have to do it All Over Again - This Time Around They Are Calling it "CLEAN ENERGY" The Nuclear Industry is SUPER KEEN to promote itself as Clean Energy what with the Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing site (near the Preston New Road frack site) now …
Cumbria County Council have received “Unprecedented Numbers of Representations..” This plan for the first deep coal mine in the UK in decades under the Irish Sea is NOT A DONE DEAL. A BIG Well Done to Everyone who has written in Opposition.
A message from Cumbria County Council …
“West Cumbria Mining Planning Application.
Due to unprecedented numbers of representations being received on this application, including some received after the Consultation deadline and some that have contained new evidence, the Council has decided to postpone taking this application to the Development Control and Regulation Committee for a decision on 8th July in order to properly consider all representations and documentation received. The Council will now look to provide an alternative date. Please check our website on www.cumbria.gov.uk for further information”
Well Done to Everyone who has written into Cumbria County Council opposing this plan – It is NOT A DONE DEAL !!
Excellent Analysis from Dr Ian Fairlie ..... UK Electricity: Renewables and the problem with inflexible nuclear June 21, 2020 In recent years, the share of the UK’s electricity supplied by renewable energy (RE) sources has increased substantially to the point that RE is now the second largest source after gas: It now supplies 20% to …
#WWF ask Secretary of State to ‘call in’ decision due to be made by Cumbrian Councillors. Great News! No mention by WWF of the close proximity to #Sellafield tho.
Sellafield – spitting distance from the coal mine off St Bees Head (where the sheep are)
The World Wide Fund for Nature has asked for a “call in” of the planning decision due to be taken by Cumbria County Council.
This is Great News!
We shall also continue our lobbying of the Secretary of State to intervene and stop the plan for the first deep coal mine in the UK in decades.
The full “call in” letter from WWF can be read below. It is very good but there is no reference at all to the close proximity of Sellafield, a burning but neglected issue which we at Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole will continue to flag up.
Rt Hon. Robert Jenrick MP
Secretary of State
Department for Communities and Local Government 2 Marsham Street
Dear Secretary of State,
19th June, 2020
APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBER 4/17/9007…
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Image from Together Against Sizewell C Painted by Lee Norton Mr Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union has been sent the following letter regarding the backwards and dangerous pro-nuclear stance the union is taking. The letter focuses on Sizewell but the same is true throughout the UK. Solidarity towards the health and well being …
ON 17 JUN 2020 BY MARIANNEWILDARTIN UNCATEGORIZEDEDIT Bradwell nuclear power station, showing the turbine halls and western side of the Magnox reactor buildings. Photo taken in 2010 during decommissioning, after closure for electricity generation in 2002. The turbine halls were demolished the following year photo: Rwendland. . Cumbria is in receipt of Bradwell’s Nuclear Waste – Bradwell B would …
Nearly 4000 people have signed including Chris Packham and Julia Bradbury – Please keep signing and sharing and writing to Stop the Coal Mine in Cumbria – most folk do not realise how close this is to Sellafield and what the radiological implications are. Coal Mining and Nuclear Waste – what a vicious combination!!!
Nearly 4000 people, including Chris Packham have signed the petition to Stop the Coal Mine in Cumbria – Please keep sharing and signing. As well as signing the petition – People can STILL WRITE individual letters to Cumbria County Councillors who will be making the decision on this to let them know STOP THE COAL MINE!
The main points to make are that this mine would fly in the face of the Council’s own climate commitments and its own stated commitments to protect the health, safety (this is 8km from Sellafield) and well being of all Cumbrians. Send an email to email@example.com –or if you have time to all the Development Control and Regulation Committee members quoting the application reference number 4/17/9007 and including your name and address.
Yesterday was the last ‘official’ date to send in objections to the new ‘amended’ Coal Mine plan near Sellafield. You can still send in letters of objection up to the Planning Meeting which is scheduled for the 8th July (if this goes by previous form the meeting will be rescheduled again and again). Please do send in letters to members of the planning committee. (They have voted yes to this diabolic plan twice before).
Yesterday was the last ‘official’ date to send in objections to the new ‘amended’ planning application. You can still send in letters of objection up to the Planning Meeting which is scheduled for the 8th July (if this goes by previous form the meeting will be rescheduled again and again). Please do send in letters to members of the planning committee. (They have voted yes to this diabolic plan twice before).
This the Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole objection …
15th June 2020
West Cumbria Mining: Planning Application Ref 4/17/9007:
Woodhouse Colliery, High Road, Whitehaven
Dear Development Control and Regulation Committee,
I write on behalf of Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole, a campaign by Radiation Free Lakeland to ask that the County Council do…
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Write and tell Cumbria County Council to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole – Dangerous on MANY levels not least because it is so near to the worlds riskiest nuclear waste site and coal mining is known to induce siesmicity – the Council have a duty to protect the public from developments which add cumulative and intolerable risks to the public.
This letter was sent to the local and national press on 27th May – unpublished. Can’t help thinking that the close proximity of this mine to Sellafield is a big taboo.
The green light that Cumbria County Council unanimously gave for the first deep coal mine in 30 years has now turned back to amber. We now have a new opportunity to stop this outrageous plan in its tracks. The developers West Cumbria Mining have submitted a revised planning application for their coking coal mine. This revised plan seeks to answer the legal challenges which were to be brought by me in a Judicial Review, with the support of the group Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole and with the help of top lawyers, Leigh Day.
The developers are aiming it seems to sidestep our challenges regarding climate impacts and the ‘need’ for the “by-product” of “middlings coal” This lower quality…
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Briefing paper sent today to councillors – this comprehensive report by Tim Deere-Jones is testament to why we are so vehemently opposed to a new deep coal mine so very close to Sellafield. Approving this plan would run counter to the Council’s own Local Plan which has to take heed of the impacts including the cumulative impacts of hazardous installations….and it doesn’t get more hazardous than this!
A Briefing Paper on radiological implications of West Cumbria Mining’s plan has been sent to councillors ahead of their coming decision on whether to allow the plan for the first deep coal mine in 30 years to continue.
The author of the paper, Tim Deere-Jones is an Independent & non-aligned Marine Pollution Researcher & Consultant whose clients include: WWF, The UK Wildlife Trusts, European Climate Foundation, Greenpeace International, European Coastal Local Authorities and many others.
This comprehensive report concludes that the plan by West Cumbria Mining should be abandoned. The introduction and Major Conclusions are reproduced below…..
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