Scientifically, morally and environmentally un-sound…. Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste

Below is the Response to DECC with regard to the ‘call for evidence’ on "Working with Communities" on Geological Disposal of Nuclear Wastes No Nuke Dumping believe There is no guarantee that a geological disposal facility can contain radionuclides long-term. We do not therefore support the context of this “call for evidence” as we believe …

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Alfred Wainwright’s “Atomic Carbuncle” Or Amber Rudd’s “Beautiful Nuclear”?

Alfred Wainwright famously called Calder Hall an "atomic carbuncle."  That was in the halcyon days when the nuclear sprawl at Sellafield was so much smaller. Now Amber Rudd, the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change is urging "beautiful" new nuclear build.   When I see Sellafield I see: *uranium mines …

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HOT NUCLEAR WASTES WILL INCREASE GROUNDWATER FLOW

Important New Scientific Publication Modelling groundwater flow changes due to thermal effects of radioactive waste disposal at a hypothetical repository site near Sellafield, UK A. P. Fraser Harris, C. I. McDermott, O. Kolditz, R. S. Haszeldine Environ Earth Sci DOI 10.1007/s12665-015-4156-6 "Substantial heating reduces fluid density and dynamic viscosity. Groundwater flows upwards through permeable damage zones of …

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The Ecologist: To Dump Nuclear Waste, First They Must Dump Democracy!

To dump nuclear waste, first they must dump democracy! Article in the Ecologist - 2nd April In the last act of the dying Parliament, MPs quietly voted to dump democratic planning processes to expedite a 'facility' for the high level nuclear waste in geologically fractured Cumbria, writes Marianne Birkby - so over-ruling strong and highly …

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Cumbria is the April Fool in this Nuclear Waste Scandal

Shockingly the Daily Mail is the ONLY paper to expose this - and even that with a somewhat neutered letter on the Letters Page...the original sent to all press is below Nuclear Waste Scandal In the last gasp of Parliament before the election, something momentous and awful happened but who knew? Who knew that our …

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Whose idea was it to scrap democracy in order to dump nuclear wastes?

Radiation Free Lakeland and others are asking: Just whose idea was it to plan to scrap democracy in order to dump nuclear wastes? Was the bright idea given to Government by the PR firm Copper Consulting? Copper Consultancy a PR firm with offices in London, Bristol, Suffolk and most recently Cumbria, told the Department of …

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SUCCESS – YOUR LOBBYING HELPED FORCE A VOTE IN PARLIAMENT ON NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING- WE HAVE TILL WEDNESDAY

NOW WE HAVE TILL WEDNESDAY 25th MARCH TO LOBBY COUNCILLORS- MPS - ALERT THE PRESS, CONSERVATION GROUPS, NGOS   - ASK why the wall of silence?- MANY THANKS to everyone who emailed, tweeted and rang their MPs at such short notice.  The Order was about to be passed through as "delegated legislation" this means that …

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MPs Dumping Democracy – “Please Do Everything In Your Power to Stop This Abuse Of Power”

Dear Tim, Thank you for your reply.  As I understand it by making nuclear waste disposal a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project the local councils will have the same kind of input as you have had to the Committee meeting about this ie None. Unless, that is, you have been selected. In the case of the …

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Tim Farron MP “Cannot believe” the plan for nuclear dumping to dump democracy

Just received the below from Tim Farron MP for the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale.  "I cannot believe that this would go ahead"    We can believe anything of the nuclear mafia...and that is why we are shouting!  We have just written again to ask Tim Farron:  Please could you also seek assurance that all and any …

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Letter to Baroness Bryony Worthington from Dr David Lowry : Reconsider The Plan for Nuclear Waste!

From: Dr David Lowry To: contactholmember@parliament.uk CC: holoppositionwhips@parliament.uk Subject: Urgent: re consideration of Draft Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015 on Wednesday Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:43:58 +0000 FAO Baroness Bryony Worthington 23 February 2015 Dear Baroness Worthington I understand you will be examining the Government's draft statutory instrument : Draft Infrastructure …

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