Nuclear Waste Dump at the Port of Workington “Permitted Development” say Cumbria County Council.

Drone Image anonymously sent to Radiation Free Lakeland showing approximately 160 containers at Cyclife, Lillyhall, Near Workington during June 2021 Cumbria County Council have said that the storing of up to 80 containers of radioactive scrap metal at the Port of Workington is "permitted development" requiring no discussion or vote. Our reply urges the Council …

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Message from Northern Ireland to the ‘Have Your Say’ on Sellafield’s increased Radioactive Discharge Limits – Spinned by the regulators and Sellafield as an overall ‘improvement’ -This new permit is overall Disaster. Reply by Midnight Sunday 1st Dec

Sellafield between the Lakeland Mountains and the Irish Sea Keep it GreenRADIOACTIVE DISCHARGE LIMITS TO BE INCREASED FROM SELLAFIELD – HAVE YOUR SAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2019(Apologies for the delay in posting but we were waiting for the NFLA (see below) to post their response and they only did this today! See at …

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Tens of Millions of litres of fresh water a day from the River Ehen is “a small amount” says Minister for Energy and Industry

Dear Tim, Many thanks for sight of the letter from the Minister for Energy and Industry Richard Harrington MP says that : "Sellafield Ltd takes water from a number of licensed abstraction points which is used on site in various forms (eg treated domestic water for welfare purposes and demineralised and raw water for use …

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Independent Radiation Monitoring in Cumbria – WHY THE HELL NOT?

Please come along and support us in Carlisle on Thursday 4th June 10am Committee Room 2.   We will  have a demo outside to meet the councillors going in from 9am Or if you cannot come along please do write a short note to the Cabinet asking that independent radiation monitoring is reinstated in Cumbria.  ( …

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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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Friends of the Lake District’s “Fragile Environment” Talk by Pro Nuclear, Pro Fracking Chris Smith

Lord Chris Smith is pro nuclear and pro fracking. He is giving a lecture tonight to Friends of the Lake District on the threats to our fragile natural environment....his pro nuclear stance  while Head of the Environment Agency has been instrumental in facilitating the biggest threat to the Lake District....the proposal for nuclear geological dumping …

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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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EU says Radioactive Effluent from Lillyhall will not affect Member States – What does the MP for Workington say?

  The powers that be are allowing higher activities and high volumes of radionuclides into the environment, into our landfill, our food and our water. Democracy does not come into it as this is top down government where the decision has already been made at European level with collusion of the nuclear industry. Europe's  Euratom …

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“Criminal Activity” of Landfill Operators at Lillyhall

Site given extension despite large protest. Option to refuse extension to permit not even discussed http://youtu.be/3h0OFZVRWQU This and MORE coming to a landfill near you! West Cumbrians have conscientiously reduced, reused and recycled their domestic waste which, say the private company FCC, running Lillyhall landfill, means that there is “spare capacity” of 1.4 million cubic metres. …

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