Copeland Council remove “Support” for deep geological dumping of nuclear waste

https://youtu.be/HG7H05u5GQc Continuous Miner Machine - for making very big holes in the ground for example deep under the Irish Sea or Ennerdale or the Solway - Cumbria County Council have voted to bring this infrastructure to Cumbria when they said yes to West Cumbria Mining.   Spot the difference?   The Whitehaven News has reported …

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Questions following the Environment and Health West Cumbria Site Stakeholder Meeting

The following are a few of the excellent questions and thoughts posed by Neil from RaFL arising from the West Cumbria Site Stakeholder Meeting last week at Cleator Moor on 29th Nov.  It takes a strong stomach to look at this stuff without the blinkers on. Those present for Sellafield -Dr Richard Hill, Prof. Paul …

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Planning for Tomorrow with NuGen’s Fergus McMorrow

NO NEW HAZARDOUS DEVELOPMENT or POPULATION INCREASE NEAR SELLAFIELD says Copeland Local Plan 2001-2016 Copeland Borough Council’s Local Plan for 2001-2016 states: 6.10 HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS 10.1  Two premises have been notified to the Council as hazardous Installations under arrangements set out in ODPM Circular 04/00 "Planning Controls for Hazardous Substances". Consultation zones have been established …

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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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One Wind Turbine turned down while 100 Radioactive Boreholes are being drilled on Ancient Land

Letter sent today to Copeland Councillors.... Dear Copeland Councillor, Happy New Year! We would like to congratulate Copeland Councillors on their scrutiny over the recent wind turbine planning applications in the Copeland area. No matter that we disagree with the decisions it is important that councillors apply equal scrutiny to each and every planning application. …

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Letter from Sellafield Worker Exposes Nuclear Corruption

There is something seriously wrong when the UK nuclear industry's corruption of governance is exposed not by Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth but by a brave and principled Sellafield worker. The national media have gone along with the myth that the Sellafield Workers Campaign represent the workforce and West Cumbria. Cumbria is being sold …

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WRONG ANSWER? NO PROBLEM CHANGE THE GOAL POSTS

Correspondence between Elaine Woodburn and campaigners Dear Elaine, The dream of finding a long term solution in "final disposal" detracts from the real challenge of securing safe interim storage for this generation. This generation must pave the way for future generations to enable radioactive waste to be kept separate from humans and the environment for …

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Tomorrow – Ditch the Dump !

DITCH THE DUMP - DEMO outside The Courts, Carlisle Tomorrow 30th at 9am - let the County Councillors know we support their STRONG OPPOSITION to the DUMP! We Support a NO to going any further along this toxic plan. Bring banners - make a noise - make our presence felt - we are not a …

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“Nirex will never dig another sod of turf in West Cumbria” said Jamie Reed 6 years ago

  Recent blackmail by nuclear cheerleader Jamie Reed that Copeland/Cumbria has to accept nuclear new build and the nuclear dump or else suffer the cuts has filled the pages of the local press. http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/nuclear-new-build-will-save-copeland-says-mp-1.1014870?referrerPath=sports Rather a contrast to 6 years ago when he told the House of Commons: The experience of Nirex endured by my …

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TRUTH TO POWER: NO NUKE DUMP

http://www.itv.com/news/border/2012-10-11/anti-nuclear-protestors-at-county-council-offices/ Yesterday should have been the day that the government’s insane plan for dumping high level nuclear waste under Cumbria was stopped. Speaking outside Cumbria County Council’s offices in Carlisle, Council Leader Eddie Martin told protestors that “the reason we are going on is because otherwise the government might force the facility on us” WHAT!? …

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