Friends of the Earth UK’s Top Ten Priorities- No 1: Keep Schtum about Nuclear

As a former long time activist with Friends of the Earth this is horrifying. Simon Bullock, Friends of the Earth's senior campaigner on Climate Change and Energy has outlined the top ten priorities for Amber Rudd, the new head of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.  DECC was formed in 2008 amidst great hope for a …

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No Mention by Baroness Verma/Ed Davey of Dumping Democracy along with Nuclear Dumping at “DECC/NGO Forum”

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has given NGO's no clue as to the government plan to dump democracy along with nuclear wastes, set in motion in the House of Lords and continued today in the Commons. Here Parents Concerned About Hinkley share their response to the last NGO forum with DECC.  PCAH response is …

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Government Corruption and Collusion led to the NMP Contract for the Obscene and Dangerous Gravy Train called Sellafield

In all the handwringing in the last few days on the termination of the Nuclear Management Partners lucrative Sellafield contract, perhaps the most nauseating and hypocritical is that by Jamie Reed MP.  He tweeted "Sellafield NMP contract terminated. Inevitable, necessary and overdue". In 2008 when MP Paul Flynn quite rightly questioned the huge sums of money …

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Sir Tony Cunningham writes to DECC: Why have Lillyhall Landfill operators not been prosecuted?

  Letter from Sir Tony Cunningham MP for Workington following over 100 letters from constituents.       "Thank you for your letter dated 26th march together with letters from constituents and visitors to Workington regarding the non prosecution of landfill operators FCC following the prosecution of Sellafield for "illegally dumping three bags of low …

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License to Kill by “Special Permission”

Received a reply from Tim Farron MP today from our request that DECC take heed of public opposition to the cull of roe deer trapped within the new perimeter fences.  DECC who ordered the fences (which enlarge the footprint of the Sellafield site to include woodland and rough scrubland areas) say "it would not be …

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URGENT! LOCK THE GATE ON NUCLEAR WASTE: LILLYHALL LANDFILL

TODAY Workington made a stand against higher activity low level nuclear waste arriving in tipper trucks to be dumped in plastic bin bags into Lillyhall landfill. Over 100 people stopped to sign letters to Cumbria County Council  "why should we have it on our door step!" was the cry ! Secretary of State Ed Davey has …

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Lords Select Committee treated to Nuclear Porky Pies by Michael Fallon..Mmm- tasty

Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Energy at DECC has just said in oral evidence to a Lords Select Committee that: it is "not right a county council should have a veto over a GDR"; a wider county has no real interest in the siting of a GDR; that the consultation has …

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Taking the No Nuke Dump Message to Whitehall – Loud and Clear

Taking the No Nuke Dump Message to Whitehall - Loud and Clear Every now and then the No Nuke Dump! message gets into the local media loud and clear. Getting the No Nuke Dump! message or any genuine debate around the proposed sacrificing of Cumbria, onto the BBC and into the national media is much …

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‘The Gift’ That No One Wants

The map above is to scale and shows the size of the area proposed by government for a geological dump 25km square under Cumbria's beautiful rivers, mountains, towns and villages. The discussions as to "where this would go" under Cumbria are a meaningless distraction - this would be so big and so leaky it would …

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Ambleside NO Nuke Dump – NO more CONs- Demo

At Ambleside today in the rain in just a couple of hours over 122 people stopped to sign a letter to Ed Davey. The letter said: To the Department of Energy and Climate Change Dear Ed Davey, Cumbrians have said No repeatedly to a geological dump anywhere under this land from Morecambe Bay to the …

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