Woodhouse Colliery Disaster Must be Stopped – Article in the Independent

BIG thanks to Donnachadh McCarthy​ for getting his article published in the #Independent about the proposed multiple disasters of #WoodhouseColliery #WestCumbriaMining #Sellafield- We CAN stop this. #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole

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Article in the Independent – Hot off the press

For a long time now Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole have been saying: What is worse than a new coal mine?  Opening up a new coal mine just five miles from the riskiest nuclear waste site in the world ! (slightly misquoted  but the article nevertheless does a brilliant job of exposing the multiple disasters opening this coal mine would precipitate)

MANY THANKS to Donnachadh McCarthy of The Independent for having the tenacity and determination to get this published..

Here is an extract

“Just imagine if the government turned off all the electricity to all the homes in the UK. All the lights, all the electric heating, all the TVs, washing machines, fridges – everything. Even if they kept them turned off for 20 years, you still would not have saved all of the 420…

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Channel 4 Climate Debate

The message below has been recieved off Channel 4 following complaint (below) about the pronuclear bias shown by the presenter. We also note with alarm that although climate emergency was the banner headline topic of the debate, the first deep coal mine in the UK in decades was not given even a raised eyebrow by …

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Have Your Say: “Sellafield Radioactive Substances Activites (RSA) Permit” Sample Response

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Have your Say:”Sellafield Radioactive Substances Activities (RSA) Permit – Draft Decision” Consultation link: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/cumbria-and-lancashire/sellafield-radioactive-substances-activities-rsa-p/ Deadline is today, December 1, 2019 – most likely midnight in the UK. It is possible that they may accept late submissions by email. We recommend that you complain that you were not made aware in time, if such was the case .

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Sample responses to the Sellafield Consultation, to give ideas for those who are running late, are found below. Please note that we vehemently oppose all discharges of radioactive materials into the environment and believe that they should be properly packaged and stored until they are no longer dangerous. Certainly they should never be buried, especially on the seaside and riverside and a wet environment. However, what is found below has to do with increasing or decreasing discharges to the environment. The…

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Message from Northern Ireland to the 'Have Your Say' on Sellafield's increased Radioactive Discharge Limits – Spinned by the regulators and Sellafield as an overall 'improvement' -This new permit is overall Disaster. Reply by Midnight Sunday 1st Dec

Sellafield between the Lakeland Mountains and the Irish Sea Keep it GreenRADIOACTIVE DISCHARGE LIMITS TO BE INCREASED FROM SELLAFIELD – HAVE YOUR SAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2019(Apologies for the delay in posting but we were waiting for the NFLA (see below) to post their response and they only did this today! See at …

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UK Environment Agency Allowing for Increasing Radioactive Discharges to the Irish Sea by Sellafield in Violation of OSPAR: Comment Deadline 1st December 2019

Tell the Environment Agency that we do not want to be used as guinea pigs for increased tritium to be dumped in the river Calder flood plain (Sellafield landfill)

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17,000,000,000,000 (17 trillion) radioactive shots per second (Bq) of Caesium 137 (Cs-137) is the lower limit of what the UK Environment Agency proposes to allow Sellafield to send out to the Irish Sea per year. The upper limit is 24,000,000,000,000 Bq. Any one of these shots could cause genetic damage leading to life-shortening cancers or other disabilities. This is but one type of radioactive material which Sellafield Nuclear Site is discharging to sea and air, which we are using as an example. The impacts upon fisheries beyond the Irish Sea are made clear by the map, further below. Caesium 137 (Cs-137) discharges to the Irish sea have actually increased by 69% from 2014-2018. Between 2017-2018, alone, they have increased by 33%. The proposed limit would allow an increase in discharge more than five times greater than the current discharge – in violation of the OSPAR convention, as is the increase…

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Sellafield Wants Free Rein to Discharge Under the Guise of Reducing Emissions to the Environment

Sellafield wants carte blanche to discharge radioactive emissions to the environment - meanwhile much of West Cumbria's fresh water is being pulled from boreholes just a mile away from the Sellafield site There is a short consultation by the Environment Agency going on now which has been described by the BBC as a proposed "New …

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BBC Reality Check- “Nuclear is Safe” ?!

General election 2019: What claims do you want BBC Reality Check to investigate? Why is the claim that the nuclear industry is "clean, safe and low carbon" never challenged? It clearly is not - it is the most freshwater thirsty,  fossil fuel hungry and polluting industry.  The news today that Sellafield is (once again) 'accidentally' …

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Letters in the Local Press …

Letters in the Local Press regarding the battle to stop the first deep coal mine in the UK in over 30 years (five miles from Sellafield)

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Letter to the Whitehaven News 20.11.19 from Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

“We live in strange times.  At the meeting following the ratification of the coal mine by Cumbria County Council in Kendal I was told by the CEO of West Cumbria Mining to: “get a conscience Marianne.”

“Meanwhile the Mayor of Copeland was gushingly praised for his “aggressive stance” in supporting the mine.  Former BNFL manager and now Copeland councillor Steven Morgan is reported to have said: “I would like to commend you (Mayor Starkie) personally for what you have done; for your aggressive stance. It has become an unpopular decision by certain politicians in other jurisdictions to intrude into what is important for Copeland.”   Steven Morgan must have forgotten that his old job at BNFL oversaw thousands of tonnes of nuclear waste being shunted via rail and road to Sellafield through the constituencies…

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Japan accused of trying to justify nuclear dump

None of these problems with renewables…..

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Nov 07, 2019
COVER?Tokyo Electric Power Co has said new storage tanks could be built to hold radioactive water at its stricken plant, a Greenpeace Germany member said
The Japanese government’s claim that it will run out of room to store radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in two years is not true, and is simply an attempt to justify discharging polluted water into the Pacific Ocean, a Greenpeace International member said yesterday.
Shaun Burnie, senior nuclear specialist at Greenpeace Germany who has conducted long-term surveys in Japan, was invited by Greenpeace Taiwan to talk about the issue at a news conference in Taipei.
An earthquake and a tsunami in March 2011 caused the plant’s reactor fuel rods to melt and large amounts of radioactive-contaminated water was released into the Pacific.
As of Oct. 22, more than 1 million cubic meters of processed polluted water was stored…

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Wowee – £6,295 donated already to fund the legal challenge so that we can #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole Please keep sharing – if there is one thing worse than opening a new coal mine – it is opening a new coal mine near #Sellafield under the #IrishSea!!

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Dolphin Thank You to All Who are Donating To Stop the Deep Coal Mine Under My Home in the Irish Sea!

WOWEE!!!    All Thanks to you the initial £5000 target has been exceeded and we are now on our way to making sure we have the means to take on a Legal Challenge.

However …Raising more funds means that the fantastic work Leigh Day has already started can continue.  So please if you can donate please do and if you cannot, please share and lets get the message out that the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years is NOT A DONE DEAL.

The more funds we raise the more we can do to challenge the outrageous decision by Cumbria County Council in approving this deep coal mine.

The Dolphins and Marine Life of the Irish Sea say a ” BIG Thank You”   The last thing…

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