“I WANT YOU TO PAY” SAYS JOHN WOODCOCK MP

John Woodcock MP has announced that he wants the public to pay for a new cancer factory in Cumbria.  The money to pay for new reactors on greenfields (being called Moorside) near Sellafield 'should come out of the public purse' he says.  As the situation stands with China and South Korea in the running for …

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Hallowed, Sacred Rivers and Lakes?

Once upon a time two major rivers flowing from the Mountains to the Irish Sea across the fertile plains of West Cumbria would be regarded as hallowed, sacred, life giving, full of fish and the purest fresh water.  These two Lakeland rivers pass under beautiful pack horse bridges. At the end of the journey of …

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60 years on Remembering the Windscale Fire

Monday outside the Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing plant to remember the Windscale Fire, the first major nuclear disaster in the UK. Springfields Near Preston is where the diabolic nuclear fuel was made and is still being made. We remember the voluntary bravery of the Windscale workers and the involuntary bravery of all those unacknowledged babies, …

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60th Anniversary of the Windscale Fire this year – Lessons Learnt?

Advance notice of just some of the events taking place to Remember the Windscale Fire of 1957 9th October 1pm: Banner Making Event at Maple Farm with opportunity to hear from nuclear activists about Preston’s key role in fuelling the Windscale Fire in Pile 1. 9th October 3.30 pm Vigil at Springfields (with freshly minted …

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Request for a Question in Parliament on Cumbria’s Troubled Waters

    Dear Tim Farron MP, Since we last spoke I have received Freedom of Information answers regarding Sellafield’s abstraction from the internationally protected river Ehen. As you know this is of public interest as 80,000 households in West Cumbria are now receiving 20% borehole water (causing reported illnesses) mixed in with the freshwater from …

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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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Recycling Radioactive Scrap Metal – What Could Go Wrong?

Last weeks headline in the Whitehaven News “New business will recycle spare food” sounds like a very good thing. Only read a little further and all is not what it seems. "Recycle Lives" is a scrap buying and reprocessing business with a Sellafield contract. Usually scrap metal merchants buy in scrap metal for melting down …

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NuGen’s Parent Company Loses £Millions – No Worries Though! Plenty of Slush Funds for Greenwashing Moorside

The Whitehaven News reports today on the worst kept secret that Toshiba is financially torpedoing. Still not to worry eh, there are still slush funds aplenty to greenwash the increasingly despised Moorside plan.  Apart from NuGen (100% Toshiba) the other two sponsors are the Copeland Community Fund ( this fund doles out the £millions Cumbria …

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Following the “Embrace Nuclear” Podium Piece (of work) in the Westmorland Gazette ….

For the last two weeks there have been excellent letters in the Westmorland Gazette rebutting the pronuclear claims by Dr Kent Brooks in his Podium Here is just one of them..... Nuclear is Not the Best Option by Linda Walker MBE, Executive Director of Chernobyl Children's Project UK. It is hard to know where to …

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Nuclear Podium – A Masterpiece in Storytelling

PODIUM The Westmorland Gazette’s Podium is often given over to the fans of nuclear energy. This one in particular was a masterpiece and neatly encapsulates in one article all the deceitful pro-nuclear ‘renaissance’ propaganda that we have been treated to over the last decade or more.   Dr Kent Brooks has appeared in the Westmorland Gazette …

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