Friends of the Earth UK’s Top Ten Priorities- No 1: Keep Schtum about Nuclear

As a former long time activist with Friends of the Earth this is horrifying. Simon Bullock, Friends of the Earth's senior campaigner on Climate Change and Energy has outlined the top ten priorities for Amber Rudd, the new head of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.  DECC was formed in 2008 amidst great hope for a …

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Government Corruption and Collusion led to the NMP Contract for the Obscene and Dangerous Gravy Train called Sellafield

In all the handwringing in the last few days on the termination of the Nuclear Management Partners lucrative Sellafield contract, perhaps the most nauseating and hypocritical is that by Jamie Reed MP.  He tweeted "Sellafield NMP contract terminated. Inevitable, necessary and overdue". In 2008 when MP Paul Flynn quite rightly questioned the huge sums of money …

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Independent Radiation Monitoring In NW – What?

  Radiation Free Lakeland are lobbying for independent radiation monitoring in the North West.  This used to be carried out by Radiation Monitoring in Lancashire - RADMIL - which was disbanded a few years ago due to council cuts. Multi-national private companies taking on lucrative government contracts to "decommission" nuclear plants are essentially self regulating, such …

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Heysham’s Graphite Core Clapped Out? No Probs..Just Change the Rules!

Last week the Station Manager of Heysham 1 Ian Stewart, had a Podium piece in the Westmorland Gazette.  The piece was the usual puffed up nonsense we have come to expect of the nuclear industry extolling the "low carbon" credentials and "safety" of the industry and Heysham 1 in particular.   Far from being low …

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Jamie Reed MP: Why Have Energy Solutions Not Been Prosecuted for Nuclear Flytipping?

  Dear Jamie Reed MP Thank you very much for taking the time to speak to members of Radiation Free Lakeland at our Alternative Sellafield Story in Whitehaven. As promised we are writing to you with information about the flytipping of radioactive waste in Lillyhall Landfill. There has been an unexpected turn of events with …

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BEACON REPACKAGED while Nuclear Waste Spews Out

    When the UK’s favourite celebrity scientist is roped in alongside a Government Minister to open a local museum you know something big is afoot. The local museum is The Beacon, formerly run by Copeland Council. Copeland, like councils across the country have had their funding cut by central government. You might think that …

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The Beacon Protest yesterday

      Yesterday members of Radiation Free Lakeland and Save the Sellafield Deer went along to set up their own exhibition outside the new propaganda vehicle for Sellafield. Around 250 people stopped to chat about the real Sellafield Story, to take leaflets and to look at our exhibition illustrating  the vicious nuclear cycle from …

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Brian Cox Pitching Nuclear Woo

  Professor Brian Cox will be opening the Beacon on Friday and pitching nuclear woo The renowned celebrity Prof has said :  “The debate around nuclear waste is skewed and illogical at times. The nuclear waste is here, the problem is here, it isn’t going anywhere so it needs to be resolved now. New build will not …

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Just found a radioactive particle? Must be a Good Beach!

The Marine Conservation Society and Keep Britain Tidy have  awarded West Cumbrian beaches Good Beach status. Neither of these bodies take radioactive pollution into account when awarding Clean and Good Beach status. On St Bees alone over 70 particles including alpha particles have been found and retrieved up to 2011. Despite this the monitoring and retrieval has …

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“Its always the technology that lets us down” says International Authority on nuclear safety

    Many thanks to the Bristol nuclear waste barrels for their epic journey to West Cumbria.  These are the ONLY nuclear barrels that we want in Cumbria but more of the REAL spent fuel is arriving by the week for insane reprocessing. The barrels were worn by local West Cumbrians and by Bristolians alike. The …

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