MPs Dumping Democracy – “Please Do Everything In Your Power to Stop This Abuse Of Power”

Dear Tim, Thank you for your reply.  As I understand it by making nuclear waste disposal a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project the local councils will have the same kind of input as you have had to the Committee meeting about this ie None. Unless, that is, you have been selected. In the case of the …

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Take Action Today to Stop the Nuclear Dump Plans

On Wednesday the House of Lords under the Chair of Baroness Verma will be discussing  in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm the plan to push  through legislation that will remove our right, and the right of Cumbria County Council, to object to burying radioactive waste underground.  This would potentially be at levels …

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A Tale of Two Planning Applications. One Wind Turbine V One Hundred Bore Holes

Tomorrow at 2pm Copeland Borough Council's Development Control Committee will be discussing once again the one 30 metre wind turbine for Petersburgh Farm.  Councillors went against the advice of their officers and turned it down on the grounds of wildlife, beauty, noise and the  like.  This contrasts with NO SCRUTINY for 100 boreholes up to …

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Just a Salmon – Stop Moorside – Advent Calandar December 7th

  The River Ehen is designated as a European Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Site of Special Scientific Interest designated for Freshwater Pearl Mussels  which need a healthy population of Atlantic Salmon. The salmon (carrying the Freshwater Pearl Mussels) use the last stretch of the river Ehen, which passes through Greenmoorside enroute to the sea. …

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Just a Lapwing

Lapwing also known as Peewit, frequent this area, their spring acrobatics and peewit cry make the heart soar - a huge area formerly farmed by several farmers - now down to one tenant farmer - the land is "owned" by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority who want to sell it to the same companies responsible for Fukushima …

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Just a Wren – Stop Moorside Advent Calendar

Exactly a month ago on November 4th, Radiation Free Lakeland invited Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Friends of the Lake District and the RSPB to join us on a walk to have a look at the wildlife on Greenmoorside. Friends of the Lake District said they were waiting for the consultation from the developers, while Cumbria Wildlife …

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Don’t Wait for the Titanic to Set Sail… Stop Moorside

  Government has pledged an unlimited blank cheque courtesy of the public to the same companies, Toshiba/Westinghouse (NuGEN) responsible for Fukushima. They want to build "the biggest nuclear development in Europe" here in Cumbria. Recent correspondence between Radiation Free Lakeland and NuGEN shows that the developers have been given carte blanche to drill 100 boreholes on green …

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100 Boreholes would bring Sellafield’s Leaking Mess to the surface – to be dumped where?

Today an anti fracking colleague pointed us to the Environmental Permitting issued by the Environment Agency for radioactive wastes the fracking company Cuadrilla wants to bring up out of boreholes and dump into the environment.  This is beyond scandalous.  But it got me thinking about the 100 boreholes that have already started being bored into the …

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