GEOLOGICAL DUMPING OF NUCLEAR WASTE – WHERE? WHY?

West Cumbria was ruled out as a site to bury nuclear waste 20 years ago because the geology was unsafe.  The plan this time round is ten times as big and to include high level nuclear wastes, so not surprisingly Cumbria County Council said NO in January 2013. However, in order to build new nuclear …

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“I WANT YOU TO PAY” SAYS JOHN WOODCOCK MP

John Woodcock MP has announced that he wants the public to pay for a new cancer factory in Cumbria.  The money to pay for new reactors on greenfields (being called Moorside) near Sellafield 'should come out of the public purse' he says.  As the situation stands with China and South Korea in the running for …

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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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BBC on Nuclear Decommissioning (DUMPING) – What a clever piece of misdirection

There is so much wrong with the BBC's File on 4 programme that it is difficult to know where to begin. The narrrator takes us to "Moorside" which is described a a "barren agricultural land" what nonsense this land, ancient hedgerows, river, floodplain and what would be affected coast line/sea has several special designations (including …

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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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60 years on Remembering the Windscale Fire

Monday outside the Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing plant to remember the Windscale Fire, the first major nuclear disaster in the UK. Springfields Near Preston is where the diabolic nuclear fuel was made and is still being made. We remember the voluntary bravery of the Windscale workers and the involuntary bravery of all those unacknowledged babies, …

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Nuclear Campaigners Win Nobel Peace Prize

https://youtu.be/WtCSVRoUTyc Atomic Annie Cannon Nuclear Bomb Grable Sumiteru Taniguchi’s back injuries from Nagasaki bombing, January 1946, by USMC This picture was taken approximately 5 months after the initial injury on 9 August 1945. News Release: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2017/press.html “The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for …

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60th Anniversary of the Windscale Fire this year – Lessons Learnt?

Advance notice of just some of the events taking place to Remember the Windscale Fire of 1957 9th October 1pm: Banner Making Event at Maple Farm with opportunity to hear from nuclear activists about Preston’s key role in fuelling the Windscale Fire in Pile 1. 9th October 3.30 pm Vigil at Springfields (with freshly minted …

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Nuclear Hotseat – Activist Fightback in the North of England

Many thanks NuclearHotseat and Libbe HaLevy for inviting Radiation Free Lakeland on this weeks podcast of the excellent Nuclear Hotseat: You can find Nuclear Hotseat here - its well worth a listen - not just this week but EVERY week for up to date news, analysis and activist fight back. On this weeks Podcast..... Marianne …

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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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