New Coal Mine Would be a Myriad of Threats – Letter in the Westmorland Gazette

Oppose the Coal Mine – Myriad of Threats to Cumbria from this Plan

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

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Oppose the coal mine plan – letter in the Westmorland Gazette

The new coal mine proposed under the Irish Sea is ‘not a threat’? (Letters July 5) True, it is not just one threat! Like a many headed hydra it promises a myriad of threats to wildlife, health, climate and the safe stewardship of Sellafield.

Despite this myriad of threats. Kent Brooks’ letter of support for the mine is evidence that the PR for this plan has been astonishingly successful.

So what is the threat to wildlife?  RSPB and others have pointed out that the development has the potential to have an adverse effect upon the St Bees Head Site of Special Scientific Interest. through disturbance to breeding birds during excavations and coal processing.

The impacts from this vast mine on Cumbria’s troubled water resources and hydrology are also of great concern to human welfare, as well as that…

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Hiroshima Day in Cumbria

Hiroshima Day 2018 - Barrow BAE Trident Shipyard Hiroshima Day 2018 - Outside Sellafield Remembering Hiroshima - at Wastwater (used to cool nuclear wastes) Yesterday Radiation Free Lakeland felt humbled to take part in CNDs impressive and inspirational commemoration of the terrible nuclear crime inflicted on Hiroshima. The nuclear industry was birthed to make plutonium …

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Events in Cumbria for Hiroshima Day on Monday 6th August

"Fair Trade" Barrow,  Home to Trident (note this photo is not a spoof! It is real).   Sellafield where once there was a farm where baby booties where made - then bombs were birthed. Wastwater - millions of gallons of freshwater daily are abstracted from here to cool the nuclear wastes which make the bombs. …

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Letter to Greg Clark – There is Not Enough Fresh Water for New Nuclear, Stop Now.

The plans for Moorside are unravelling but we have to make sure.   The following letter has been sent to Greg Clark MP,  Please do use this as a template to urge him to scrap all new nuclear build.  It is beyond time. Email:  enquiries@beis.gov.uk To the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Secretary of State Department …

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This Saturday 4th August At St Bees – Radioactive Sand Sculptures

Radiation Free Lakeland will be at St Bees this saturday from 10.30am to hand out leaflets to folks attending the popular Cumbria Wildlife Trust beach sculpture event.  Please do join us at 10.30am we may make our own sand sculpture - rubber gloves and mask recommended. NOT recommended for young children or pregnant mothers.   …

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GMB want Government to Bail Out Moorside – the Public Must Pay For Nukiller!

Celebrations that Moorside is to be scrapped are on hold. At least until we can be sure that our nuclear obsessed Government are not going to publicly fund this as has happened with ALL other nuclear new build before.  The GMB union is agitating.. This is the GMB's "Response To Moorside Crisis Wednesday, August 1, …

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“The National Park is Not the Right Place!” This leaves the Door Open by Suggesting there IS a Right Place for HOT Nuclear Wastes Under Cumbria

The article below was published by Open Democracy in 2013.  At that time Friends of the Lake District were conspicuous by their determined absence during the long hard  campaign to stop "Steps Towards Geological Disposal" from 2008 to 2013.  . Now in 2018, we really hope FoLD campaign to stop a nuclear dump ANYwhere under …

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Ditch the Dump Demo in Bowness

Five Years Ago! This time around the Government have taken away Cumbria County Council’s right of veto and also made Geological Nuclear Dumping a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. There is no “Disposal”. A Geological Nuclear Dump of heat generating wastes is not safe under the National Park or under the Irish Sea (which may actually be the plan ). The National Park being flagged up may be to get folk outraged and narrow mindedly campaigning just to keep it out of the National Park. So then when Govnt say ‘actually beneath the Irish Sea is a better location’ then human nature is to say “well phew! that ain’t as bad!” No there should be No Geological Nuclear Dump anywhere, the technology does not exist. Government should just admit that and concentrate all effort on containment, monitoring and repackaging.

Ditch the Dump Demo 19th Jan..

Ditch the Dump Demo 19th Jan

Ditch the Dump Demo...

Ditch the Dump Demo- Bowness 19th Jan

Ditch the Nuke Dump! Demo -19th Jan at Bowness Bay

Today despite the freezing cold conditions campaigners from Bowness, Keswick and Silloth in
Cumbria to Bridgwater in Somerset will ramp up opposition to the
government plan for a nuke dump under Cumbria.

In Bowness this morning over 100 people turned up to show their support for Cumbria County Council voting NO on the 30th January. Over 100 letters were signed to put on a giant postcard to the Leader of Cumbria County Council. There was life affirming music provided by Handbrake Shirley and a great atmosphere of camaraderie in our determination to stop the government’s insane plan to turn Cumbria into a nuclear sacrifice zone.

Dear Eddie Martin,
Geological Dumping of Nuclear Waste
On 30th January you are going to take the most important decision of any
Cumbria County Council Leader before you. Your decision will speak for the
whole…

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Westinghouse in the US – this is the same company runs Springfields slap bang in the middle of Cuadrilla’s fracking operations.

There has been a virtual media black out on this in the US.  Similarly here in the UK Westinghouse enjoys a cloak of secrecy over its operations so much so that many of those opposing fracking on the Fylde are unaware that the UKS nuclear fuel manufacturing plant (the first in the world) is slap …

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