Request for a Question in Parliament on Cumbria’s Troubled Waters

    Dear Tim Farron MP, Since we last spoke I have received Freedom of Information answers regarding Sellafield’s abstraction from the internationally protected river Ehen. As you know this is of public interest as 80,000 households in West Cumbria are now receiving 20% borehole water (causing reported illnesses) mixed in with the freshwater from …

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Dewilding Cumbria

Dewilding Cumbria: Displace and Replace Rewilding Ennerdale is a cause we can all get behind and was featured tonight on the ITV's Countrywise programme.  DEwilding  is the opposite of REwilding.  Incredibly there is a dewilding project going on right now in Cumbria.  The rewilding and dewilding projects have one thing in common…..the insidious grip of …

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Stop Moorside – Spiked CONsultation

The 2nd Moorside Consultation for the "biggest nuclear development in Europe" finishes on 30th July. 'Too Big and Too Nasty to Fight' is the View of the Proposed Moorside Plan from so many good people like the Director of Cumbria Wildlife Trust who feel utterly defeated by the nuclear juggernaught coming our way.   This is of …

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Guest Blog: Why Stop Moorside? – from one of NuGen’s close neighbours

A view of the Sellafield site from the north. The farmland in the foreground includes where they are proposing to dig to install Moorside.   Note Black Combe and Corney Fell in the background;  round to the left are the lakeland fells and some of the highest mountains in England, including Scafell Pike, Great Gable …

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Keswick says No to New Nuclear Build 20 miles away as the crow flies

Today in Keswick 90% of the people we spoke to were opposed to new nuclear build in Cumbria. This does not tally with what NuGen are saying which is that "Cumbria wants new nuclear build."  A recent poll in the Evening Mail indicated that 85% of those voting do not want new nuclear build in …

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“Beautiful” Replacement for Miles of Ancient Hedgerows and the Flood Plain of the Meandering River Ehen

This is NuGen's "indicative" artists impression of Moorside. It does not include the associated nuclear sprawl that would inevitably  build up around Moorside - auxillary power plants, reprocessing plants - cooling towers, more and more waste dumps and cooling ponds. Amber Rudd described Nuclear as "beautiful" This is the proposed "beautiful" replacement for dozens of …

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NuGen and Population Mixing

An Open Letter to the Mayor of Copeland : Mike Starkie from Radiation Free Lakeland. Dear Mayor Mike, Thank you for organising the meetings regarding the rather intimidating letters from NuGen. People are understandably upset about the possible compulsary purchase of their homes in order to clear a space for the building of temporary accommodation …

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Do Not Disturb Cumbrian Nuclear Dump

The following letter of objection to NuGen's 40 (or more) offshore "exploratory" boreholes which would churn up the biggest nuclear dump in the world has been sent to the Marine Management Organisation.  The nuclear industry seemingly has been able to bypass local democracy and cut straight to the chase.  The only chance the public gets …

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UK Nuclear Offshore Pipeline Test Drilling will Churn Up Old Nuclear Waste; Operation will Add More Nuclear Waste to Irish Sea-Ocean: Write to Oppose

NuGen Boreholes in the Irish Sea near Sellafield will churn up and resuspend what is effectively the worlds biggest nuclear dump sitting on the sea bed. Please write, oppose, take a stand.  This is due to start in late February.

Mining Awareness +

NuGeneration Limited (NuGen) wants to build three nuclear reactors (Moorside) near Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria UK. NuGen is a consortium of Japan’s Toshiba and France’s ENGIE (GDF-Suez). Like all nuclear reactors, they will legally discharge lethal radioactive materials into waterways. Although ocean dumping of nuclear waste is supposed to be illegal, offshore pipelines apparently remain a loophole. Radioactive discharges from the offshore pipeline(s) of Moorside would add to the already heavy radioactive burden of the Irish Sea and ultimately the Arctic. Not only Britain, but Ireland, Norway and those concerned with the Arctic should be alarmed. Additionally, cooling water intake pipes trap and kill marine life. Of current concern, borehole surveys for the intake and outfall pipes will disturb over half a century of radioactive sediment from nearby Sellafield’s discharges.
Ye Olde Nuclear Dump Marianne Birkby
Artwork by Marianne Birkby

As explained by Marianne Birkby of Radiation Free Lakeland:
NuGen plan to drill/blast 40…

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