Coal Action Network Oppose New Coal Mine Plan for Cumbria

Coal Action Network have written to Cumbria County Council opposing the new coal mine plan in West Cumbria saying that: “The application to mine is too close to the Sellafield nuclear site and the proposal for another nuclear power station at Moorside. [5] Underground mining can have a significant impact on the surrounding areas, recently […] …

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No Need for Nuclear: The Renewables are Here – Conway Hall conference

Nuclear Industries

On the Saturday 17th June the first anti-nuclear power conference in 30 years, No Need for Nuclear: The Renewables are Here was held at Conway Hall in central London, hosted by CND. Academics, MPs and industry representatives spoke at the meeting which started with a video message from Caroline Lucas MP, representing Parliamentary CND in New York at negotiations on a nuclear ban treaty (below).  

The danger that nuclear power poses to the general population

Those present heard about government sponsored investigations into the radiation related illness and cancers experienced by those that lived close to power plants. Despite the investigation known as KiKK which concluded that living near nuclear power plants was harmless, this finding was discredited as incidents of child leukaemia and other forms of cancers have risen by as much as 120% within 5km of power plants – when a plant is performing efficiently.


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Jonathon Porritt Blasts Coal Mining Plan Near Sellafield #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole West Cumbria Mining Video from Kevin Murphy on Vimeo The video above shows the same old coal mining methods described as “modern” the machinery is exactly the same as that used in China and Russia. Former Director of Friends of the Earth and Founder of Forum for the Future, Jonathon Porritt has blasted the […] …

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Flying Dodo Award to Mike Berners Lee

An encounter in 2013 with Mike Berners Lee who promotes nuclear to prevent the burning of fossil fuel. However in 2017 none of those nuclear loving, and supposedly coal hating gurus, from Berners -Lee to Monbiot are opposing the plan to open a new coal mine here in Cumbria. The coal mine would be a stones throw from the nuclear industry’s mountain of radioactive wastes at Sellafield. Why the silence from these ‘environmentalists.’ who have previously sneered at antinuclear campaigners? Why are antinuclear campaigners now the only ones voicing opposition to a new coal mine in Cumbria.?

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Mike Berners-Lee

A strange day yesterday and a spur of the moment action. I spent the day at Rydal working on a painting of Snow Leopards, the big cats who are under all kinds of threats not least loss of habitat from mining including uranium mining by the Chinese in Tibet. I wasn’t going to go to the talk in Kendal that evening as having previously read Mike Berners Lee’s book “The Burning Question” promoting nuclear as a solution to climate change I felt that I would want to say something and didn’t have the energy to go up against the “Carbon Guru.” I knew he would be surrounded by acolytes ( wish I had some of those) and right on Guardian readers. I read the Guardian too – but I also don’t mind being seen reading the Daily Mail, the Mirror, the Sun and…

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OBE Awarded for Budging Radioactive Sludge

Sellafield boss awarded OBE for services to the nuclear industry "An inspirational role model at Sellafield has been awarded an OBE for services to the nuclear industry".  The OBE is for "budging radioactive sludge" from one place to another and repacking, and reclassifying highly radioactive wastes while the industry and our nuclear headed government is …

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Coking coal mine in Russia Causes Earthquake- a Warning to Cumbria

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“The concrete is in dreadful condition“The concrete is in dreadful condition, degraded and fractured, and if the ponds drain, the Magnox fuel will ignite and that would lead to a massive release of radioactive material,” nuclear safety expert John Large told the Ecologist magazine. “I am very disturbed at the run-down condition of the structures and support services. In my opinion there is a significant risk that the system could fail.

There are leading environmentalists who say that we need coking coal for the steel making process. Even if this is true (much steel is recycled) the “necessary” coking coal mine should not be anywhere near the worlds biggest biohazard which is Sellafield.   This article from 2013 proves the point.  The last thing that we need near Sellafield is induced  Siesmic activity.

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Coal Mine is Not Wanted – Letter in Westmorland Gazette

A Dedicated Website has been set up to Oppose the Coal Mine Plan.  This Coal Mine proposes to mine for coal up to five miles off  Sellafield. This is ludicrous and we have just five weeks to send in letters of objection to Cumbria County Council. via Letter in Today’s Westmorland Gazette — Keep Cumbrian …

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