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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Stop Moorcide

Many thanks to everyone who came along on the walk today.  We spoke to people out walking their dogs from the lovely village of Beckermet who had no idea that the Moorcide plan involved such a vast area of green fields, wetlands, coppice and hedgerows.  One local lady astounded at the plan asked Radiation Free Lakeland to …

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MOD Forced to Publish report on Dangerous Scottish Beach while Sandcastles are made on MORE Dangerous Cumbrian Beaches

  On wednesday The Guardian reported that "The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been forced to abandon attempts to block a report by government advisers warning that radioactive contamination of military sites across the UK could pose a risk to public health". The report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment …

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Radioactive Beached Art this Saturday

    Radiation Free Lakeland will be at Cumbria Wildlife Trust's 'Beached Art' event to hand out leaflets and place over 40 'radioactive' pebbles on the beach. The 'radioactive' pebbles will symbolise the increasing numbers of radioactive particles brought onto St Bees beach with every tide as a result of historic discharges and also the increased …

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Sellafield Springwatch – Roe Deer and Other Animals

  Springwatch Sellafield Style. Sellafield have enticed with new woodland, trapped with new fences, killed with the blessing of Cumbria Wildlife Trust and "harvested" tissue from increasingly threatened native roe deer.   Wednesday 23rd from 1.00pm  is an Open invitation to meet outside the Sellafield Calder Gates (head to Seascale and the lane to Calder …

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Sellafield’s Radioactive Pollution from The Irish Sea to The Arctic – Omnicide knows no bounds between wildlife and humans.

  Yesterday at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Irish Sea Conference, Radiation Free Lakeland handed out over 100 leaflets to delegates.  The venue was the beautiful Netherwood Hotel in Grange over Sands.  The  front door looks out on to Morecambe Bay and Heysham Nuclear plant ( see photo above ). From Heysham spent fuel trundles across the train …

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Don’t mention the ‘N’ word at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Irish Sea Conference

  TOMORROW DEMO OUTSIDE IRISH SEA CONFERENCE - 8th April from 8.30am to 9.30am at the Netherwood Hotel, Grange over Sands. Cumbria Wildlife Trust are about to pull off a magnificent sleight of hand at tomorrow's Irish Sea conference. Despite the Irish Sea being the most radioactively polluted in the world with plans to increase …

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Big Issue in the North – Pu on Cumbrian Beaches

A letter published in this weeks Big Issue in the North QUESTION OF TRUST Cumbria Wildlife Trust has just held a sand sculpture competition at St Bees. This beach, near Sellafield, is where 41 hot radioactive particles were recovered last year, including plutonium. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's response to this increase has been to ask …

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Radioactive Mermaids – why should we care?

Last week Cumbria Wildlife Trust held their Beached Art event at St Bees. St Bees happens to be one of the beaches near Sellafield where radioactive particles from a crash programme of reprocessing have been found in increasing numbers. The reason for the crash programme is that dumping radioactive waste at sea will be banned …

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A Letter to Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Radioactive Castles in the Air

Dear Cumbria Wildlife Trust, You won’t remember this, but as wildlife obsessed teenager I painted an exhibition for the junior branch of Cumbria Wildlife Trust to launch “Watch.” That was over 30 years ago. With great sadness I have just cancelled my subscription. While supporting much of what CWT has done over the years, I …

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