Fundraiser!

Its that time again to pass the hat round and see if we can raise a few bob to keep the show on the road. If you like what we do and want it to continue then please consider making a small donation.  Radiation Free Lakeland are a small civil society group dedicated to holding …

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27th April – Surround Springfields – Get the book! (No T shirts but we do have Nuclear Waste Barrel Costumes!)

Surround Springfields  The ongoing Chernobyl nuclear disaster marks its 33rd anniversary on Friday April 26th. On the Saturday April 27th campaigners will  gather at the Springfields nuclear site in Lancashire, the dark heart of the UK's nuclear industry, to highlight  the need for action against new nuclear power plants and dangerous radioactive waste 'disposal'. The Chernobyl …

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“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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Is YOUR Community Willing to Accept Chemical and Radioactive Pollution from Nuclear Wastes?

Is your community willing to accept chemical and radioactive pollution from nuclear wastes? If not then write and tell the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - BEIS. Boycott their dodgy CONsultation : "Working with Communities; Implementing Geological Disposal" Tell them that you are boycotting their CONsultation,  that you are not "willing" to "Implement …

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Today Five Years Ago – The Dump Was Ditched!

https://youtu.be/M1dzDFvtMTc On this day in Carlisle Cumbria County Council voted NO to the proposed Geological 'Disposal' Facility for intermediate and high level nuclear wastes. Government however is desperate to be seen to have a "final plan" for nuclear wastes. This is so that they can make more, ever hotter,  with dangerous new fuel burnt in …

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CND Says No to Nuclear Power- YOU CAN TOO!

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION No to Nuclear Power We, the undersigned, call on the Government to: •             Cancel all plans for new reactors, •             Phase out all nuclear power production, •             Commit to developing an energy system based on renewable energy. Major disasters at Windscale, Chernobyl and Fukushima show the dangers associated with …

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Repression of Dissent? Professor David Smythe and Glasgow University

Radiation Free Lakeland have just written to Glasgow University to urge them to reverse  the blocking of Professor David Smythe's  access to online journals. Please write and support Professor David Smythe - we feel that without his help Cumbria would now be at Stage 4 of the Geological Nuclear Dump plan.  Moorside would of course …

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Today the government Ditched Democracy to Dump Nuclear Waste

Ignored by the Local and National press. Ignored by Conservation Groups. Today is a black day for Cumbria. Today Her Majesty's government quietly removed the power of local and county councils to say no to burial of existing and future nuclear wastes beneath their homes. The predetermined decision to "Implement Geological Disposal"    now lies with the …

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Tim Farron : Save Democracy in Cumbria from Being Dumped along with Nuclear Wastes

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our meeting today with Tim Farron MP.  We urged our MP to do everything within his power to ensure our democratic rights are not dumped along with radioactive wastes.  We asked Tim Farron to ensure that geological dumping of nuclear wastes is not made a Nationally Significantly Infrastructure …

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Letter to The Rt Rev. the Lord Bishop of Carlisle

LETTER SENT TODAY - PLEASE WRITE TO CUMBRIAN LORDS  and anyone else who might expose what is happening and take a stand ...... Dear Lord Bishop, I am sure  you would agree, even with your unstinting support for nuclear developments, that the hard won planning protections for ancient monuments and special sites of conservation should not be scrapped …

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