Coal Mine Boss/Govnt GDF Advisor Lays Off Staff to “Cut Costs” Ahead of Mine Inquiry. Questions of Epic Cronyism Remain Unanswered.

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Coal Mine in “Search Area” for a deep nuclear dump (GDF) – Mark Kirkbride CEO of WCM is key member of CoRWM advising Govnt on GDF – Govnt say areas where coal can be found are “unsuitable” for GDF – but there it is slap bang in the middle of “search area”

The following is a letter to MP Tim Farron, following a reply from Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP Minister of State for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change, to our unanswered questions.

Dear Tim,

Thank you for sight of the reply from Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change.

It was good to hear the Minister say that “I would like to reassure your constituents that Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM), the developer of the GDF, has absolutely no plans to consider coal mines for the geological disposal of radioactive waste, because they are…

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PETITION TO STOP RADIOACTIVE SCRAP METAL DUMP AT THE PORT OF WORKINGTON

To: MP FOR WORKINGTON, Mark Jenkinson and Cumbria County Council NO RADIOACTIVE SCRAP METAL DEPOT AT THE PORT OF WORKINGTON PETITION CAN BE SIGNED HERE EDF want to store up to 80 shipping containers of radioactive scrap metal at the Port of Workington. The Port of Workington situated at the mouth of the river Derwent on …

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West Cumbria Mining On the Rocks Or Divesting in Readiness for Next Venture – a Big Hole costing 1.7 BILLION ?

Coal and Nuclear Hand in Hand in Cumbria as West Cumbria Mining lay off staff in readiness for next venture – a GDF ??

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West Cumbria Mining have just published their annual report and it makes for interesting reading.

The much vaunted “local” company funded by EMR Capital based in the Cayman Islands have made their staff (not the directors) redundant, the office in Haywards Heath has closed, the secretive owner is prepared to stand the cost until the end of the planning process and a third party funder has been located who says they are prepared to fund development (Whatever that development is as No one has had sight of the latest licence applications from WCM)

Extract from West Cumbria Mining’s newly published Annual Report

The accounts (1.3) note that there is material doubt about the future…

However, Mark Kirkbride CEO of West Cumbria Mining has already smoothly moved into the more lucrative game of Geological Disposal – otherwise known as the plan to dump heat generating nuclear wastes deep underground. Kirkbride is…

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Fascism Rebranded: Exposing the Great Reset — winter oak

by Paul Cudenec I didn’t see the Covid moment coming, of course. Who could have imagined, even at the start of 2020, that we were heading into a Brave New World of lockdowns and curfews, of travel bans, vaccine passports and police-state restrictions on every aspect of our lives? But for many years I had […]Fascism …

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Tim Farron MP Calls for Inspector into Coal Inquiry to Have Sight of Secretive Licences – Coal Boss/GDF Advisor Refuses Public View – Why?

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Top image isCopeland Search area for Consideration for Geological Disposal Facility

Bottom image isWest Cumbria Mining licence application areasfor under the Irish Sea – the black bits are known land and sea coal reserves. Details of the latest applications from the developers are being withheld from public view.

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much to everyone for donating to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole – a Radiation Free Lakeland campaign. Further Donations mean that we will be able to continue to have the expert advice of lawyers Leigh Day to call upon.

The Coal Authority are refusing to give the public sight of the latest licence applications from West Cumbria Mining despite our repeated calls for them to do so

At Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole’s request Tim Farron MP has sent a letter to the Coal Authority urging them to at least ensure the…

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EDF launches the “EPR2” – After the Flamanville and Finland fiascoes, what could go wrong? Here in Cumbria they plan to store 80 shipping containers of radioactive scrap metal at the Port of Workington – Boycott EDF.

After the Flamanville and Finland fiascoes, what could go wrong? EDF launches the “EPR2” — Beyond Nuclear International The politics of “fait accompli” will ensure a new industrial and financial disasterEditor’s note: Despite the latest safety failures at the Taishan EPR in China; the endless delays and cost over-runs at the EPR projects in France and Finland; […]EDF …

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Letter from Lakes Against Nuclear Dump Published in Local Press

From the Westmorland Gazette 1st July 2021 Dear Editor, Under the new and unjust rules of the ongoing nuclear dump game, anyone anywhere can volunteer a place for an above and below ground Geological Disposal Facility for heat generating nuclear wastes. The area of Ghyll Scaur quarry was put forward by Parish Councillor of Bootle, …

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Survey Statistics…

Well done to Cumbria Trust for exposing the cynical charade of the “test of public support”. The handful of nuclear industry employees and nuclear compliant self appointed people on the Allerdale and Copeland “Working Groups” are there to validate the governmental push for “Delivery” of a Geological “Disposal” Facility. The skewed, deliberately limited and behind closed doors surveys have begun in order to garner the “test of public support” to “Deliver” a deep nuclear dump under Cumbria/the Irish Sea. Radiation Free Lakeland,s Lakes Against Nuclear Dump campaign has a petition urging the Prime Minister to halt “delivery” of the most dangerous plan for the future of humanity and the planet – a plan for a deep nuclear dump which merely serves to justify new build and new wastes. Lakes Against Nuclear Dump petition can be signed here https://www.lakesagainstnucleardump.com/petition

Cumbria Trust

Rather like government consultations and inquiries, surveys carried out for government projects are frequently designed to give a particular outcome. They will likely be presented as a test of public opinion, but often that bears little resemblance to reality – they are actually intended to validate a predetermined government position.

Cumbria Trust discovered a few weeks ago that one such survey has been conducted on behalf of Allerdale GDF Working Group to measure public support for burying the UK’s nuclear waste in Allerdale in a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). We were initially given a small extract from it which happened to show that most respondents supported the policy of burying nuclear waste in a GDF. More surprisingly we were told they even support a local GDF, close to where they lived, but by a narrower margin.

We asked to see the detail of the survey, and to their credit, the…

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Nuclear Waste Dump at the Port of Workington “Permitted Development” say Cumbria County Council.

Drone Image anonymously sent to Radiation Free Lakeland showing approximately 160 containers at Cyclife, Lillyhall, Near Workington during June 2021 Cumbria County Council have said that the storing of up to 80 containers of radioactive scrap metal at the Port of Workington is "permitted development" requiring no discussion or vote. Our reply urges the Council …

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