Who wants new Coal AND new Nuclear in their stocking this Christmas?

Letter to national and local press – unpublished – so here it is.

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

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Local leaders in Cumbria have been agitating for new nuclear  and new coal in Cumbria just a stones throw from the most hazardous place in Europe.  They must think that Sellafield just isn’t quite dangerous enough?
The following was sent to the national and local press – unpublished.
Dear Editor,
Extinction Rebellion is much in the news with climate campaigners travelling from Cumbria to London to ask for abstract “action on climate change”.  One fossil fuel plan is getting a free ride.   With Father Christmas-like largesse in a deprived area,  this plan has its feet well under the table in West Cumbria. This is even before any planning decision.  This plan has the potential to wipe out all our concerns about climate change.  A few dedicated but much ignored nuclear safety campaigners are truly bewildered at being the ones left leading a scrappy campaign against the first deep coal…

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Update On First Deep Coal Mine in the UK for 30 years

Update on Coal Mine Plan for Cumbria – Are We in a Parallel Universe?

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

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Dear Friends,

I have just been sent the following from Cumbria County Council.  Those of you who have already written letters of objection will also have recieved this.  We will have a look at this and draft our formal response to it as soon as we can (before the deadline of 28th January).  It is another opportunity to send in more objections to the diabolic plan for the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years.

The Development Control Committee may take a decision on this plan early in the new year and we need more groups and individuals to:

OBJECT,  BE VISIBLE, DO A DAVID ATTENBOROUGH and say a BIG FAT NO TO NEW COAL (THIS NOT JUST ANY OLD COAL BUT BIG NEW DEEP UNDERSEA MINE NEAR TO SELLAFIELD! )

Please excuse the capitals but this is IMPORTANT and has so far gone way under the…

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Nuclear Barrel Making Workshop NOW NOT this Saturday 15th Dec Will be 12th January 2019.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Nuclear Barrel Making Workshop NOW NOT this Saturday 15th Dec Will be 12th January 2019. 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 Fracking gas field! …

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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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