Flood Warning

Terrible news coming in on the floods in West Cumbria with millions of pounds worth of new defences being breached. The BBC Helicopter relaying images of the awful devastation has very carefully avoided showing areas in which the growing number of nuclear installations have been dumped on this flood prone land: Sellafield, Drigg, Lillyhall and …

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Politicians Greenwash Nuclear Ahead of the Paris Climate Conference

Below is a letter sent by a supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland to MPs: Sent: ‎19/‎11/‎2015 18:43 To: rebecca.pow.mp@parliament.uk; lisa.nandy.mp@parliament.uk; caroline.lucas.mp@parliament.uk; Tim Farron MP Subject: Paris Climate Change Conference Debate, House of Commons today and Radioactive spikes from nuclear plants - a likely cause of childhood leukemia -The Ecologist Dear Rebecca Pow MP, I was …

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Council Urged: No Fracking in Lancashire – Take Responsibility for Existing Risk!

Letter sent today to all Lancashire County Council's Development Control Committee members. Dear Lancashire County Council Development Control Committee, Radiation Free Lakeland are a voluntary group with supporters in Cumbria and Lancashire and we are writing to you to oppose the two applications for fracking you are considering tomorrow. Both Lancashire and Cumbria already have …

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In this weeks Cumberland News: Demands over monitoring waste – RADIOACTIVE WASTE!

THANKS to the Cumberland News for reporting on this.  Previously there has been a media black out for whatever reason - even when Lillyhall got a permit from the Environment Agency, over and above the heads of councillors to dump high volumes of radioactive waste the reporting on the matter was zilch.  The reporting was also zilch when …

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Not Fit for Purpose – The UK’s Low Level Radioactive Waste Strategy

Sent today to the UK Consultation of Low Level Radioactive Waste Strategy. The CONsultation  on dispersal of wastes to the environment can be emailed here:  NILLWStrategy@decc.gsi.gov.uk    by 21st April.  Send your opposition to dispersal of radioactive wastes and call for a moratorium on the dodgy concept of Decommissioning which has come to mean Dispersal. Nuclear …

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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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EU says Radioactive Effluent from Lillyhall will not affect Member States – What does the MP for Workington say?

  The powers that be are allowing higher activities and high volumes of radionuclides into the environment, into our landfill, our food and our water. Democracy does not come into it as this is top down government where the decision has already been made at European level with collusion of the nuclear industry. Europe's  Euratom …

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Radioactive Groundwaters Two Miles from Workington? – Join us this Saturday to Say NO

Radiation Free Lakeland will be in Workington town cente Saturday 22nd March from 12 noon till 2pm at The Hub. This Saturday is the United Nations World Water Day. Here at home in  Cumbria there is the plan for the "controlled release of radioactivity to groundwaters" from over one million cubic meters of planned radioactive landfill at …

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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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