Report from Fukushima – Talk in Keswick

A visitor from Japan will be in Keswick tomorrow (Saturday 24th) to give a "Report from Fukushima."   This is more relevant than ever to our region with Cumbria County Council leaders and MPs clamouring like a modern day ship of fools for dangerous new nuclear build on green fields next to Sellafield.  With cracked and …

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WE DID IT (MAYBE?) DID WE JUST STOP MOORSIDE?

THANKS TO ALL YOU LOVELY FOLK who have campaigned tirelessly to raise the alarm about the diabolic plan for 3 reactors on greenfields near to Sellafield. The Guardian and other press have reported today that: "“Toshiba recognises that the economically rational decision is to withdraw from the UK nuclear power plant construction project, and has …

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Fylde Fracking Near Nuclear Fuel Site – “No Problem” says Government

A supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland has been doing excellent work in a series of letters to the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP in relation to fracking in Lancashire near the Springfields Nuclear Fuel site. The reply is an essay in nonchalance which is breathtaking in the wake of the supposed precautionary principle lessons learnt …

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Remembering Windscale, Outside the Gates where #NuclearMudness is made

  Today folk from Radiation Free Lakeland and Close Capenhurst remembered the 61st anniversary of the Windscale Fire. During 10–11th October, 1957 A serious fire developed in the core of a nuclear reactor at Windscale Works, Sellafield, northwest England, which led to the release of significant quantities of radioactive material into the environment over a …

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What?! No Evacuation Plan?

Bravo to anti-fracking campaigners for getting an interim injunction on fracking at PNR on safety and the lack of evacuation plans. We have sent a letter to Springfields, the UKs nuclear fuel manufacturing plant as the safety concerns overlap and are magnified with these two industries in such close proximity. Dear Springfields Fuels, Westinghouse, We …

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How to Get Shot of Nuclear Wastes?

  The planned incinerator at Carlisle does not give any indication where the waste would be coming from.  Radiation Free Lakeland have written a letter of objection.   The door is wide open to a tsunami of radioactive waste being incinerated.  The private operators and even the regulators can get away with saying ' what …

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The Lake District’s Freshwater is “Safeguarding National Security” Shh!

Many thanks indeed to  New Horizons in St Annes for hosting the talk and for this video. Here are a few slides from the talk which outline the enormous freshwater usage of the nuclear industry.   This issue has been off limits for way too long.  

Does anti-nuclear protest not count now as environmental protest?

Duncan Ball - Sentenced to 2 years for protesting against Sellafield. We stand in condemnation of the jail sentences handed out to the anti-fracking activists and believe they should be awarded medals instead of jail sentences.  It was widely reported that these were the first jail sentences to be handed out in decades for environmental …

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Magnox Fuel Made in Preston – “Cleaned Up” by the Firth of Clyde.

This Photograph of Hunterston A is by amazing photographer David Autumns who tells us that from this point if you turn left through 90 degrees over the Sea you overlook the Isle of Arran, the largest island in the Firth of Clyde Hunterston A is located on a promontory of the Ayrshire coast 30 miles …

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6th Installment of the Springfields Archive: Preston’s Radioactive River

https://youtu.be/AZEQ035XPhM This is from the 1990s. "You and Yours" BBC Radio 4 programme describing the "biggest in the UK" radioactive discharges The Springfields plant discharges directly into the River Ribble and has done so since 1948. What has changed? Nothing, apart from the fact that any mention of cancer and radioactive discharge by eminent doctors …

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