Knighted for Services Rendered: Don’t Worry about the Nukiller Plant on your doorstop – Just Let Them Drink Yoghurt!

The New Years Honours List Does its Thing.....‘For 30 years I’ve been obsessed by why children get leukaemia. Now we have an answer’ Let Them Drink Yoghurt!   Newly knighted cancer scientist Mel Greaves explains why a cocktail of microbes could give protection against disease The national press trumpet the clarion cry that could have …

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Questions following the Environment and Health West Cumbria Site Stakeholder Meeting

The following are a few of the excellent questions and thoughts posed by Neil from RaFL arising from the West Cumbria Site Stakeholder Meeting last week at Cleator Moor on 29th Nov.  It takes a strong stomach to look at this stuff without the blinkers on. Those present for Sellafield -Dr Richard Hill, Prof. Paul …

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Report from Fukushima – Talk in Keswick

A visitor from Japan will be in Keswick tomorrow (Saturday 24th) to give a "Report from Fukushima."   This is more relevant than ever to our region with Cumbria County Council leaders and MPs clamouring like a modern day ship of fools for dangerous new nuclear build on green fields next to Sellafield.  With cracked and …

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“NUKILLER IS KILLING US AND POISONING THE LAND,AIR & SEA” Extinction Rebellion ?

  Last night while thousands of activists including from Cumbria descended on London for the Extinction Rebellion protests, a small protest by two dedicated anti-nuclear activists took place outside the Beacon in Whitehaven. The protest in Cumbria was to mark the VIP Preview of a "Celebration" of the "Art of Reprocessing."    Reprocessing is the chemical …

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Sellafield Manager “I am not sure what you mean by radioactivity levels higher than they should be” #ThanksThorp

In 1994 West Cumbrian students ask "What exactly do you do if you find the radioactivity levels are higher than they should be" Sellafield Manager, Rex Strong replies "I am not sure what you mean by higher than they should be" Even before Thorp opened the reprocessing already taking place at Sellafield had produced a …

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WE DID IT (MAYBE?) DID WE JUST STOP MOORSIDE?

THANKS TO ALL YOU LOVELY FOLK who have campaigned tirelessly to raise the alarm about the diabolic plan for 3 reactors on greenfields near to Sellafield. The Guardian and other press have reported today that: "“Toshiba recognises that the economically rational decision is to withdraw from the UK nuclear power plant construction project, and has …

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Fylde Fracking Near Nuclear Fuel Site – “No Problem” says Government

A supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland has been doing excellent work in a series of letters to the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP in relation to fracking in Lancashire near the Springfields Nuclear Fuel site. The reply is an essay in nonchalance which is breathtaking in the wake of the supposed precautionary principle lessons learnt …

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Remembering Windscale, Outside the Gates where #NuclearMudness is made

  Today folk from Radiation Free Lakeland and Close Capenhurst remembered the 61st anniversary of the Windscale Fire. During 10–11th October, 1957 A serious fire developed in the core of a nuclear reactor at Windscale Works, Sellafield, northwest England, which led to the release of significant quantities of radioactive material into the environment over a …

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What?! No Evacuation Plan?

Bravo to anti-fracking campaigners for getting an interim injunction on fracking at PNR on safety and the lack of evacuation plans. We have sent a letter to Springfields, the UKs nuclear fuel manufacturing plant as the safety concerns overlap and are magnified with these two industries in such close proximity. Dear Springfields Fuels, Westinghouse, We …

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How to Get Shot of Nuclear Wastes?

  The planned incinerator at Carlisle does not give any indication where the waste would be coming from.  Radiation Free Lakeland have written a letter of objection.   The door is wide open to a tsunami of radioactive waste being incinerated.  The private operators and even the regulators can get away with saying ' what …

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