Copeland Council remove “Support” for deep geological dumping of nuclear waste

https://youtu.be/HG7H05u5GQc Continuous Miner Machine - for making very big holes in the ground for example deep under the Irish Sea or Ennerdale or the Solway - Cumbria County Council have voted to bring this infrastructure to Cumbria when they said yes to West Cumbria Mining.   Spot the difference?   The Whitehaven News has reported …

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Hands Up Who Wants £Millions – Now Hands Up Who Wants Nuclear Waste Buried Underneath Them?

This latest offering from Radioactive Waste Management ( last incarnations were NIREX and  MRWS) is shockingly putrid.  As Nuclear Historian Professor Robert Jacobs has commented on the video : 100 years of virtually "envisioned competence and prosperity to seek “consent” for toxicity that lasts more than 100,000 years. Seems legit. Nice music. Do the people who …

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Fundraiser!

Its that time again to pass the hat round and see if we can raise a few bob to keep the show on the road. If you like what we do and want it to continue then please consider making a small donation.  Radiation Free Lakeland are a small civil society group dedicated to holding …

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The Lake District National Park = "a warm welcome"

The Lake District National Park’s Credibility Undermined by Nuclear Promotion?

Tomorrow, Tuesday 12th February, 10am at the Lake District National Park Authority Headquarters a question will be posed to the Park Strategy and Vision Committee by Marianne Birkby of Radiation Free Lakeland. "The Lake District National Park will be 70 years old in a couple of years.   The National Park boundary  stopping short of …

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Lords High Tail it Away from Geological Dump Debate: BIGGEST DECISION IN OUR TIME

Last week a 'debate' on the implementation of the plan for dangerous geological dumping of nuclear waste took place in the House of Lords.  So few Lords were there.  Anyone would think this plan to impose one or more high level waste dumps underneath our feet is an issue of so very little importance and …

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“The National Park is Not the Right Place!” This leaves the Door Open by Suggesting there IS a Right Place for HOT Nuclear Wastes Under Cumbria

The article below was published by Open Democracy in 2013.  At that time Friends of the Lake District were conspicuous by their determined absence during the long hard  campaign to stop "Steps Towards Geological Disposal" from 2008 to 2013.  . Now in 2018, we really hope FoLD campaign to stop a nuclear dump ANYwhere under …

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GEOLOGICAL DUMP: “NO NEED, JUST A POLICY DESIRE”

Radiation Free Lakeland oppose the policy and push towards "Geological Disposal." There is and can be no SITE X ...not anywhere.  The technology does not exist to contain radioactive waste deep underground.   But the UK government needs to be seen to have a "final solution" plan in order to facilitate making much more dangerous …

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Is YOUR Community Willing to Accept Chemical and Radioactive Pollution from Nuclear Wastes?

Is your community willing to accept chemical and radioactive pollution from nuclear wastes? If not then write and tell the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - BEIS. Boycott their dodgy CONsultation : "Working with Communities; Implementing Geological Disposal" Tell them that you are boycotting their CONsultation,  that you are not "willing" to "Implement …

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A Letter of Thanks to the Swedish Environment Court for Saying No to Geological Disposal of Nuclear Wastes

Images from a 1990s advert in Cumbria magazine from the UK government's "Sellafield Repository Project" (NIREX) which planned to dump low and intermediate level nuclear wastes - today the plan includes heat generating high level wastes - ...any volunteers? On the 23rd January 2018 the Swedish Environment Court gave the thumbs down to the Swedish …

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