Nuclear Barrel Making Workshop this Saturday 15th Dec at Maple Farm, PNR

Beat the Festive Blues this Saturday 15th Dec with the FIRST Nuclear Barrel Making workshop.  Mince Pies will be available! This is for Stop New Nuclear's " Surround Springfields " action next year in April to send a message out that New Nuclear Fuel manufacture is mad and this is in the middle of a …

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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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Rebel Against Double Whammy Extinction Event in Cumbria: Coal & Nuclear

Get yer skates on to oppose this diabolic plan. The first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years and it is just 5 miles from Sellafield. Extinction Calling!

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Extinction Rebellion seems to be very much in the news just at present.   Here in Cumbria we have our own terrifyingly real threat of extinction.     Not only is there Sellafield with its deadly collection of nuclear waste – we also have an ongoing planning application for a new coal mine reaching under the sea to within 5 miles of the nightmare nuclear site.

West Cumbria Mining have an active planning application with Cumbria County Council to open the first deep coal mine in 30 years.       Given the urgent need to cut carbon emissions this is total madness.   Given the proximity to Sellafield of mining operations, known to cause earth tremors, the proposal does threaten very real extinction here and now.

As far as we can ascertain from the documents available on the Cumbria County Council’s website there has been no consultation with Sellafield concerning the risks of a major nuclear…

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Is it OK to have Radiocaesium and Transuranics in a Childrens Play Area on the Beach?

https://youtu.be/xg5yw2f30l0 Is it OK to have radiocaesium and transuranics in a childrens area on the beach? Sellafield and the UK regulators think so. Last thursday Radiation Free Lakeland were invited to Cleator Moor Civic Hall for the West Cumbria Site Stakeholder meeting (Environment and Health). We have deliberately shunned these meetings thinking that they are …

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“Minerals and Waste” Tell Lancashire County Council the home truth: Fracking and Nuclear in Close Proximity are bonkers!

Lancashire County Council are currently consulting on a draft revised local plan for Minerals and Waste.   Please send them a note saying that the close proximity of the already dangerous Springfields Nuclear Fuels to Cuadrilla's Fracking operations puts people and the environment under serious and cumulative threat of chemical and radiological contamination.  Ask them to …

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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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URGENT Please Support Kirkby Moor Windfarm

I have just written this on behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland - please send your own letter of support for keeping Kirkby Moor Windfarm There is also a Petition Please do use the letter below for ideas.... To The Planning Inspectorate, Via Email to: leanne.palmer@pins.gsi.gov.uk Kirkby Moor Wind Farm Renewal, Appeal reference number: APP/M0933 Dear …

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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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Fracking: Nuclear Fools

It has taken some doing but at last a national media outlet has exposed the close proximity of fracking operations on the Fylde to the UKs nuclear fuel site, 'Springfields'. Good on Private Eye for breaking the silence. Check out page 37 of Private Eye 16th Nov ... here is a small extract of the …

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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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