UK Government Increases Insecurity at Global Nuclear Security Conference.

    The following has been reproduced by kind permission of Dr David Lowry from his excellent blog UK Government increases insecurity at global nuclear security conference A rare 5-day International nuclear security conference opened at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna yesterday, with the conference strapline reading. “Security Culture: One for All, and …

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UK Nuclear Offshore Pipeline Test Drilling will Churn Up Old Nuclear Waste; Operation will Add More Nuclear Waste to Irish Sea-Ocean: Write to Oppose

NuGen Boreholes in the Irish Sea near Sellafield will churn up and resuspend what is effectively the worlds biggest nuclear dump sitting on the sea bed. Please write, oppose, take a stand.  This is due to start in late February.

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NuGeneration Limited (NuGen) wants to build three nuclear reactors (Moorside) near Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria UK. NuGen is a consortium of Japan’s Toshiba and France’s ENGIE (GDF-Suez). Like all nuclear reactors, they will legally discharge lethal radioactive materials into waterways. Although ocean dumping of nuclear waste is supposed to be illegal, offshore pipelines apparently remain a loophole. Radioactive discharges from the offshore pipeline(s) of Moorside would add to the already heavy radioactive burden of the Irish Sea and ultimately the Arctic. Not only Britain, but Ireland, Norway and those concerned with the Arctic should be alarmed. Additionally, cooling water intake pipes trap and kill marine life. Of current concern, borehole surveys for the intake and outfall pipes will disturb over half a century of radioactive sediment from nearby Sellafield’s discharges.
Ye Olde Nuclear Dump Marianne Birkby
Artwork by Marianne Birkby

As explained by Marianne Birkby of Radiation Free Lakeland:
NuGen plan to drill/blast 40…

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Silent Night of Radioactive boreholes, 300 on Greenfields and Floodplain

The land beneath and around Sellafield is too radioactive for a nuclear dump.  This is what people were told by Energy Solutions when they were trying to push a low level nuclear dump on the old open cast coal mine of Keekle Head. Some suggested quite reasonably that the waste should remain at Sellafield.  But …

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Flood…Shhh…don’t say the “N” word

FLOODING NUCLEAR WASTE SILENCE No one is asking the questions... When locals ask there is a silence. What about nuclear wastes and flooding in Cumbria? From: marianne Birkby Given the ongoing flooding it is of concern that we never recieved any answers to our questions asked way back 6 months ago to Cumbria's Cabinet. So …

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Flood Warning

Terrible news coming in on the floods in West Cumbria with millions of pounds worth of new defences being breached. The BBC Helicopter relaying images of the awful devastation has very carefully avoided showing areas in which the growing number of nuclear installations have been dumped on this flood prone land: Sellafield, Drigg, Lillyhall and …

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Moorside: Radioactive Leachate from Sellafield Pumped to the River Ehen

Freedom of Information Request  29 October 2015 Dear Environment Agency, In August 2015 Nugen (Toshiba/Engie) issued a press release saying that they would apply for an EA license to pump "slightly radioactively contaminated " water from 100 boreholes into the River Ehen. Have the Environment Agency carried out their own measurements of radioactivity/chemical composition on …

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Nuclear Junket Honours in Copeland

So another Nuclear Junket Copeland politician is honoured. Big Yawn This is so utterly predictable and so utterly corrupt. Remember Nuclear Junket Jack Cunningham? Loaded with honours! Baron Jack Cunningham who while MP for Workington ignored the legitimate concerns of Sellafield worker Duncan Ball Nuclear Junket Jack was suspended by the Labour party in 2013 accused …

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Is this the reason for 100 boreholes next to Sellafield ?

The thought provoking article below appeared on the Upper Calder Valley Plain Speaker website on 17th Feb. We have reproduced it below.  It is clear that government are keen  to get shot of nuclear wastes in any way they can.  One hundred 150m deep boreholes are being drilled right now adjacent to the Sellafield site …

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