60th Anniversary of the Windscale Fire

  This year on the 10th October it will be 60 years since the UK's first nuclear disaster.  Radiation Free Lakeland, Close Capenhurst, Stop Hinkley, Kick Nuclear, Stop Wylfa, South West Against Nuclear, Nuclear Trains Action Group and many others will be remembering the disaster and working to ensure there is no repeat. This is …

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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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Scientifically, morally and environmentally un-sound…. Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste

Below is the Response to DECC with regard to the ‘call for evidence’ on "Working with Communities" on Geological Disposal of Nuclear Wastes No Nuke Dumping believe There is no guarantee that a geological disposal facility can contain radionuclides long-term. We do not therefore support the context of this “call for evidence” as we believe …

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“Woolly Thinker” anonymous article in Windermere Now

Windermere's Free Paper, Windermere Now has published an anonymous article     (pg 8) promoting Moorside and Geological Dumping. Radiation Free Lakeland are grossly misrepresented as being "Not in My Back Yard"  when what we have been consistently saying is NOT IN ANYONE'S BACK YARD. What would the Lakeland men and women of old think of …

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HOT NUCLEAR WASTES WILL INCREASE GROUNDWATER FLOW

Important New Scientific Publication Modelling groundwater flow changes due to thermal effects of radioactive waste disposal at a hypothetical repository site near Sellafield, UK A. P. Fraser Harris, C. I. McDermott, O. Kolditz, R. S. Haszeldine Environ Earth Sci DOI 10.1007/s12665-015-4156-6 "Substantial heating reduces fluid density and dynamic viscosity. Groundwater flows upwards through permeable damage zones of …

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Rheged: Please Don’t Greenwash Increased Nuclear Waste Dumping

    Correspondence below with Rheged's Sarah Dunning .  Rheged will once again greenwash the Nuclear Industry's Low Level Waste Conference despite the increasing and accelerating dumping of radioactive wastes into Cumbrian soil, air and water Dear Sarah, Nuclear Industry Low Level Waste Conference at Rheged Thank you for the quick reply. Your support of hill …

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Arnie Gundersen: When Will They Ever Learn

Moorside AP1000  "New means untested" When Will They Ever Learn – The Lesson from Sir John Cockcroft Article by Arnie Gundersen March 19th 2015 https://vimeo.com/122984833 https://vimeo.com/123337971 My week in the UK was exciting and full of surprises. I spoke to hundreds of people in London and Cumbria who are committed to a new energy future …

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Cumbria is the April Fool in this Nuclear Waste Scandal

Shockingly the Daily Mail is the ONLY paper to expose this - and even that with a somewhat neutered letter on the Letters Page...the original sent to all press is below Nuclear Waste Scandal In the last gasp of Parliament before the election, something momentous and awful happened but who knew? Who knew that our …

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Democracy isn’t on its knees, its face down in the mud!

GUEST BLOG BY DR BECKY MARTIN Well that’s it folks, nuclear waste dumps are now nationally significant infrastructure projects. The decision has been taken away from the local authorities and placed in the hands of the secretary of state and is now wide open for corruption. The chance for intense scrutiny and public accountability has …

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