Radioactive Scrap Metal Overflow Plan at the Port of Workington – The Dark Side of Decommissioning

Image sent anonymously to Radiation Free Lakeland - shows up to 160 shipping containers of Radioactive Scrap Metal at the Cyclife/EDF 'metal recycling facility' in Lillyhall Industrial Estate. The Cyclife site now want to house an "overflow" of shipping containers full of radscrap metal at the Port of Workington. The Environment Agency have given Cyclife …

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Port of Workington: Nuclear Waste Hub ?

Radioactive Scrap Metal Plant at Lillyhall , Workington is Now Overflowing - Cyclife Want to Use the Port of Workington to House up to 40 Shipping Containers Full of Radioactive Scrap. We recently saw reference online to an application by Cyclife to the Environment Agency To gain sight of the documents we had to ask …

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Cumbria’s Young Farmers Protest to Save Newton Rigg Agricultural College

In the papers today: "Cumbria Young Farmers put pedal down in bid to save Newton Rigg College From the Westmorland Gazette and other Local Press "A tractor cavalcade rumbled along the Cumbrian roads at the weekend to deliver an important message to the public. Around 80 machines took part in the Cumbria Young Farmers event, …

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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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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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Not Fit for Purpose – The UK’s Low Level Radioactive Waste Strategy

Sent today to the UK Consultation of Low Level Radioactive Waste Strategy. The CONsultation  on dispersal of wastes to the environment can be emailed here:  NILLWStrategy@decc.gsi.gov.uk    by 21st April.  Send your opposition to dispersal of radioactive wastes and call for a moratorium on the dodgy concept of Decommissioning which has come to mean Dispersal. Nuclear …

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