“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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YOU CAN SAVE WATER – STOP NUCLEAR!!

You can help save water, Stop Nuclear. Radiation Free Lakeland have after much questioning and re-questioning through Freedom of Information gained sight of an internal Sellafield document called : Water Demand Study, Water Demand Investigation dated 14th October 2014 (PDF can be seen here Sellafield Water Use 0224_001).  The document is as usual with the …

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“The Age of Nuclear Waste is Just Beginning”, by Dr Gordon Edwards

This is excellent.   An assessment in clear understandable language by nuclear expert Dr Gordon Edwards. The Age of Nuclear Waste is Just Beginning   (featured image is of spent fuel flasks going over Morecambe Bay, nuclear waste comes to Cumbria from all nuclear reactors in the UK) On July 25, 2015, Green Majority of Canada published …

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Sellafield Sponsors Cumbria Day -Leaving a Nasty Taste in the Mouth?

The Evening Mail excitedly tells us  that "The best Cumbria has to offer will be showcased in Parliament (today) as leading businesses set out their stall. Cumbria Day – now in its third year – is hosted by the county's six MPs as they put their political differences aside for the good of the area. …

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Mounting Nuclear Waste with nowhere to go.

The Whitehaven News have published an excellent letter by the founder of Greenpeace UK. Pete Wilkinson  has written this letter in his role as Chairman of Together Against Sizewell. Government seems to be determined to pursue a nuclear power policy which will leave future generations with a nuclear waste radiation legacy at least ten times …

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Article in Taz – Atomkraft in Nordwestern Englands

Article in German National Press - Taz by Daniel Zylbersztajn  21. 4. 17 (translation not perfect - with help of google and others!) Nuclear power in North West England In the shadow of Radiation In the home country of the British nuclear industry doubts about nuclear power are unpopular. Nuclear power opponents still do not …

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INTO ETERNITY…IN PRESTON

Radiation Free Lakeland's Marianne Birkby is honoured to be invited to speak at the next Mystery Tea House film showing in Preston. ...‘Into Eternity’ organised by REAL, Friends of the Earth and Beautiful Planet This eye opening film is of more relevance to Preston and the North West than we are being led to believe.   …

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“No if’s, No buts” …..

Recent Headlines Jeremy Corbyn Backs Moorside Nuclear Plant Planned For Copeland Key issue for by-election Paul Waugh Executive Editor, Politics, HuffingtonPost UK Danny Lawson/PA Wire Copeland Labour hopeful Gillian Troughton supports the nuclear industry   "No ifs, no buts" Jeremy Corbyn has finally given his personal backing to a new nuclear power plant in Cumbria …

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Nuclear Madness by Teresa May #StopMoorside

Hansard, 11 January 2017 Prime Minister’s Questions https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-01-11/debates/4139811D-0756-4C58-827D-E00D1CCD970E/Engagements · Mark Menzies (Fylde) (Con) Q3. Westinghouse’s Springfields site in my constituency employs more than 1,200 people in highly skilled jobs manufacturing nuclear fuel, which generates 15% of the UK’s electricity. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the nuclear industry is of crucial importance to the …

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Moorside – a Diabolic Plan – Come on …RESIST

Recently I was asked for maps of the Moorside site - here a satellite map indicates the overall view.  From Sellafield the Moorside site would stretch to Beckermet , Braystones and Calderbridge and include the flood plain of the River Ehen.  The near proximity to the jewel in the crown of the Lake District- Wastwater …

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