Nobel Peace Prize will Be Awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Tomorrow in Oslo the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Local members of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Lancaster and Cumbria congratulated the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons and welcome the United Nations treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Now we all …

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A Trojan Horse to Embed Deep Mining Infrastrucure for Nuclear Wastes ? Or a Genuinely Honest and Terrible Idea to Mine for Coal?

Even The Coal Authority oppose the coal mine planned under the Irish Sea. It is a mystery why none of this is reported in the press. Those opposing the coal mine include: RSPB, Natural England, National Trust, The Environment Agency, Colourful Coast Partnership, Coal Action Network, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and many more. So […] …

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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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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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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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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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60th Anniversary of the Windscale Fire

  This year on the 10th October it will be 60 years since the UK's first nuclear disaster.  Radiation Free Lakeland, Close Capenhurst, Stop Hinkley, Kick Nuclear, Stop Wylfa, South West Against Nuclear, Nuclear Trains Action Group and many others will be remembering the disaster and working to ensure there is no repeat. This is …

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Recycling Radioactive Scrap Metal – What Could Go Wrong?

Last weeks headline in the Whitehaven News “New business will recycle spare food” sounds like a very good thing. Only read a little further and all is not what it seems. "Recycle Lives" is a scrap buying and reprocessing business with a Sellafield contract. Usually scrap metal merchants buy in scrap metal for melting down …

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