20 Years Ago! The Rusland Beeches Saved

18th August 1997 The outcome of Eira Hughes’ (from the Department of the Environment) visit is that “only 3 of the beeches is to be felled…those that are in doubt can be analysed with available technology” 50 of the original Rusland Beeches are still standing ************************************************************************************* 20 years on what has changed? We know more […] …

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Coal Mine : Impact Upon Marine and Coastal Environment – says National Trust

West Cumbria Mining plan to use existing disused Anhydrite Mine drifts to access new coal seams under the Irish Sea. This would involve pumping old contaminated water from the flooded anhydrite mine drifts into the Irish Sea causing a double whammy of pollution for marine life and stress on the existing hydrology of West Cumbria. […] …

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Top Lawyers join Battle to Stop Coal Mine Near Sellafield – You Can Help Too!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!   MANY THANKS TO CROWDJUSTICE AND LEIGH DAY LAW FIRM …PLEASE MAKE A PLEDGE no matter how small, it all helps, at the CrowdJustice crowdfunding campaign page This will send a strong message to Cumbria County Council that we are deadly serious about stopping this Coal Mine which is Way Too near …

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60 years on Remembering the Windscale Fire

Monday outside the Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing plant to remember the Windscale Fire, the first major nuclear disaster in the UK. Springfields Near Preston is where the diabolic nuclear fuel was made and is still being made. We remember the voluntary bravery of the Windscale workers and the involuntary bravery of all those unacknowledged babies, …

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Nuclear Campaigners Win Nobel Peace Prize

https://youtu.be/WtCSVRoUTyc Atomic Annie Cannon Nuclear Bomb Grable Sumiteru Taniguchi’s back injuries from Nagasaki bombing, January 1946, by USMC This picture was taken approximately 5 months after the initial injury on 9 August 1945. News Release: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2017/press.html “The Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for …

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60th Anniversary of the Windscale Fire this year – Lessons Learnt?

Advance notice of just some of the events taking place to Remember the Windscale Fire of 1957 9th October 1pm: Banner Making Event at Maple Farm with opportunity to hear from nuclear activists about Preston’s key role in fuelling the Windscale Fire in Pile 1. 9th October 3.30 pm Vigil at Springfields (with freshly minted …

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Nuclear Hotseat – Activist Fightback in the North of England

Many thanks NuclearHotseat and Libbe HaLevy for inviting Radiation Free Lakeland on this weeks podcast of the excellent Nuclear Hotseat: You can find Nuclear Hotseat here - its well worth a listen - not just this week but EVERY week for up to date news, analysis and activist fight back. On this weeks Podcast..... Marianne …

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Putting a Hex on You!

The following are questions that Close Capenhurst are asking - Radiation Free Lakeland agree that this is concerning to say the least.  Capenhurst and Springfields are the beginning of the nuclear fuel chain ....the end is at Sellafield (and dispersed to the environment) The Depleted Uranium Hexaflouride (Hex) Conversion Process - QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS How …

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Allerdale and Copeland Green Party Oppose Coal Plan Under the Irish Sea

The more letters from local Green Party organisations and members sent in opposing the Woodhouse Colliery under the Irish Sea the better! The planning meeting is scheduled for November 1st in Kendal Please Join in the Resistance ….Write, Write, Organise, Object, Resist! Ms Rachel BrophyMs Rachel Brophy Planning Officer Cumbria County Council Economy, Culture […] via …

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Request for a Question in Parliament on Cumbria’s Troubled Waters

    Dear Tim Farron MP, Since we last spoke I have received Freedom of Information answers regarding Sellafield’s abstraction from the internationally protected river Ehen. As you know this is of public interest as 80,000 households in West Cumbria are now receiving 20% borehole water (causing reported illnesses) mixed in with the freshwater from …

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