Hallowed, Sacred Rivers and Lakes?

Once upon a time two major rivers flowing from the Mountains to the Irish Sea across the fertile plains of West Cumbria would be regarded as hallowed, sacred, life giving, full of fish and the purest fresh water.  These two Lakeland rivers pass under beautiful pack horse bridges. At the end of the journey of …

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Environment Agency, Friends of the Earth and Others Object to Coal Plan So Why Don’t We Know about it?

This weeks Whitehaven News carries a triumphant article straight from West Cumbria Mining’s press release? -( if only our press releases were given such unquestioning prestige) A little of their own research on Cumbria County Council’s website would have told newspaper editors the following… “We are particularly concerned in regard to the potential impact upon […] …

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Independent Radiation Monitoring in Cumbria – WHY THE HELL NOT?

Please come along and support us in Carlisle on Thursday 4th June 10am Committee Room 2.   We will  have a demo outside to meet the councillors going in from 9am Or if you cannot come along please do write a short note to the Cabinet asking that independent radiation monitoring is reinstated in Cumbria.  ( …

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Friends of the Lake District’s “Fragile Environment” Talk by Pro Nuclear, Pro Fracking Chris Smith

Lord Chris Smith is pro nuclear and pro fracking. He is giving a lecture tonight to Friends of the Lake District on the threats to our fragile natural environment....his pro nuclear stance  while Head of the Environment Agency has been instrumental in facilitating the biggest threat to the Lake District....the proposal for nuclear geological dumping …

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Independent Radiation Monitoring In NW – What?

  Radiation Free Lakeland are lobbying for independent radiation monitoring in the North West.  This used to be carried out by Radiation Monitoring in Lancashire - RADMIL - which was disbanded a few years ago due to council cuts. Multi-national private companies taking on lucrative government contracts to "decommission" nuclear plants are essentially self regulating, such …

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“Criminal Activity” of Landfill Operators at Lillyhall

Site given extension despite large protest. Option to refuse extension to permit not even discussed http://youtu.be/3h0OFZVRWQU This and MORE coming to a landfill near you! West Cumbrians have conscientiously reduced, reused and recycled their domestic waste which, say the private company FCC, running Lillyhall landfill, means that there is “spare capacity” of 1.4 million cubic metres. …

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Rogue Regime – Sellafield and Co.

Question: What nasty rogue regime would “release radioactivity to groundwater” near settlements? Answer: UK government’s Environment Agency obeying Article 35 of the Euratom Treaty. This is not a spoof, or a send up. Our government has signed up to the Euratom Treaty which describes in detail a plan to turn Lillyhall landfill site into a …

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