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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Hallowed, Sacred Rivers and Lakes?

Once upon a time two major rivers flowing from the Mountains to the Irish Sea across the fertile plains of West Cumbria would be regarded as hallowed, sacred, life giving, full of fish and the purest fresh water.  These two Lakeland rivers pass under beautiful pack horse bridges. At the end of the journey of …

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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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NuGen’s Parent Company Loses £Millions – No Worries Though! Plenty of Slush Funds for Greenwashing Moorside

The Whitehaven News reports today on the worst kept secret that Toshiba is financially torpedoing. Still not to worry eh, there are still slush funds aplenty to greenwash the increasingly despised Moorside plan.  Apart from NuGen (100% Toshiba) the other two sponsors are the Copeland Community Fund ( this fund doles out the £millions Cumbria …

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Cumbria Wildlife Trust Team Up with NuGen for World Environment Day

THE REALITY ^^^ Drilling Rigs for 300+ "exploratory " boreholes in the area of the River Ehen and the Irish Sea - stirring up decades of radioactive wastes from Sellafield. The local press trumpets the headline "NuGen Lends a Hand for World Environment Day" the article goes on ...."Employees from NuGen, the company responsible for …

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Just a Salmon – Stop Moorside – Advent Calandar December 7th

  The River Ehen is designated as a European Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Site of Special Scientific Interest designated for Freshwater Pearl Mussels  which need a healthy population of Atlantic Salmon. The salmon (carrying the Freshwater Pearl Mussels) use the last stretch of the river Ehen, which passes through Greenmoorside enroute to the sea. …

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Just a Lapwing

Lapwing also known as Peewit, frequent this area, their spring acrobatics and peewit cry make the heart soar - a huge area formerly farmed by several farmers - now down to one tenant farmer - the land is "owned" by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority who want to sell it to the same companies responsible for Fukushima …

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Just a Wren – Stop Moorside Advent Calendar

Exactly a month ago on November 4th, Radiation Free Lakeland invited Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Friends of the Lake District and the RSPB to join us on a walk to have a look at the wildlife on Greenmoorside. Friends of the Lake District said they were waiting for the consultation from the developers, while Cumbria Wildlife …

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