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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News Update from Nikki

Sellafield from Corney Fell - Photo Radiation Free Lakeland Excellent News Update below from the South West with a Big Picture Outlook.  If you would like to subscribe to Nikki's Updates and Analysis please email nikkijones5@hotmail.com Beyond all the heat, fires, drought, mudslides and other catastrophes of the last few weeks, perhaps the overwhelming change …

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Secret Lake District Waters: “Safeguarding National Security”

                    Calder Abbey and the river Calder just one mile before it enters the Sellafield site   Secret Lake District Waters: “Safeguarding National Security”   “Sellafield has first and last dibs on our precious fresh water” According to the former National Rivers Authority, now the Environment Agency, Sellafield used 97 MILLION litres of fresh water …

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Hiroshima Day in Cumbria

Hiroshima Day 2018 - Barrow BAE Trident Shipyard Hiroshima Day 2018 - Outside Sellafield Remembering Hiroshima - at Wastwater (used to cool nuclear wastes) Yesterday Radiation Free Lakeland felt humbled to take part in CNDs impressive and inspirational commemoration of the terrible nuclear crime inflicted on Hiroshima. The nuclear industry was birthed to make plutonium …

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Letter to Greg Clark – There is Not Enough Fresh Water for New Nuclear, Stop Now.

The plans for Moorside are unravelling but we have to make sure.   The following letter has been sent to Greg Clark MP,  Please do use this as a template to urge him to scrap all new nuclear build.  It is beyond time. Email:  enquiries@beis.gov.uk To the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Secretary of State Department …

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“The National Park is Not the Right Place!” This leaves the Door Open by Suggesting there IS a Right Place for HOT Nuclear Wastes Under Cumbria

The article below was published by Open Democracy in 2013.  At that time Friends of the Lake District were conspicuous by their determined absence during the long hard  campaign to stop "Steps Towards Geological Disposal" from 2008 to 2013.  . Now in 2018, we really hope FoLD campaign to stop a nuclear dump ANYwhere under …

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Westinghouse in the US – this is the same company runs Springfields slap bang in the middle of Cuadrilla’s fracking operations.

There has been a virtual media black out on this in the US.  Similarly here in the UK Westinghouse enjoys a cloak of secrecy over its operations so much so that many of those opposing fracking on the Fylde are unaware that the UKS nuclear fuel manufacturing plant (the first in the world) is slap …

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Listen to the Dolphin – Not the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce!

This is what the Dolphin says: "New Nuclear? Construction 2 Catastrophe, You Pay! This is what the CEO of Cumbria's Chamber of Commerce says: " “The trick here is that they are, effectively, transferring risk from the private sector developer to the consumer" Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Nuclear Sector Deal …

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Enriching the Future with Uranium? No Thanks!

Look what was happening this sunday in leafy Cheshire!  Who knew?? The STOP URENCO Declaration was read out by dedicated folk who would hesitate to call themselves Protectors.  That is what they are though in a BIG way.  They made the journey to Capenhurst in Cheshire to remind us all that enough is enough of …

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“Let them Burn Plutonium! ” ???

This Telegraph article , and similar in other media suggests that plutonium is classified as a waste.  It is'nt, It SHOULD be, but it isn't. This is what the NDA say about nuclear waste:  "If it is assumed that the baseline inventory, as set out in the Managing Radioactive Waste White Paper (but excluding plutonium …

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