Recycling Radioactive Scrap Metal – What Could Go Wrong?

Last weeks headline in the Whitehaven News “New business will recycle spare food” sounds like a very good thing. Only read a little further and all is not what it seems. "Recycle Lives" is a scrap buying and reprocessing business with a Sellafield contract. Usually scrap metal merchants buy in scrap metal for melting down …

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A Letter to Cumbria’s Cabinet: Please Dont’ Abdicate Your Responsibility, Reinstate Radiation Monitoring

Dear Cumbria County Council Cabinet, Radiation Free Lakeland will be delivering 101 letters to you on Thursday from people in both Cumbria and Lancashire asking that these two county councils reinstate independent radiation monitoring. The nuclear industry is being deregulated allowing novel routes for radioactive wastes into for example landfill and scrap metal destined for …

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Letter to The Westmorland Family’s Sarah Dunning: Please Cancel Rheged’s Low Level Waste Conference

Dear Ms Dunning Apologies for the longish letter ( It has been cut down!) The Westmorland Family are well known and quite rightly highly respected for the championing of excellent local food and produce. It was really surprising therefore to see that Westmorland Family have aligned themselves so closely with the current agenda of the …

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Radioactive Yellow Fish Seen in the Lakes

Radiation Free Lakeland met with Tim Farron MP on Sat 21st to deliver 189 letters urging the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP and member of the coalition government to revoke the “exempt” law allowing radioactive wastes into landfill. The campaign group were asking the question: What nasty rogue regime would “release radioactivity to groundwaters” within a …

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Sellafield’s Hot Pants – Fracking Hilarious – we will die laughing.

Radioactive Laundry Heading to a Drain Near You. The Environment Agency “do not hold information” about where Sellafield is sending its highly radioactive laundry - Tim Farron MP has been asked: who the hell does hold information about Sellafield's hot pants and is anyone monitoring them? A Cumbrian laundry, Shortridge, supplying some of the most …

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From Scotland to Cumbria – Radioactive Landfill

This Thursday Radiation Free Lakeland will show support for Cumbria County Council and Copeland Borough Council in their opposition to further millions of tonnes of radioactive waste being trucked down from Scotland to be dumped in Cumbrian Landfill. A demonstration of support will be held at the Copeland Centre, Whitehaven, the venue for the Committee …

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Smear campaign against anti nuclear campaigners ramps up, while Sellafield pleads guilty to real crimes.

The House of Lords and the BBC has jumped on the bandwagon of a smear campaign against what it prosaically calls "anti nuclear campaigners" The content of the email looks like very small beer indeed for an internal message between friends which was never intended for public consumption. The email is from an anti-dump in …

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Tell MPs No Excuses – No Dump!

On November 26 (2pm at Energus, Lillyhall), nuclear chiefs face a grilling in public from MPs on the government’s Public Accounts Committee into cost and safety issues.The spiralling costs and dangerous condition of nuclear wastes at Sellafield are being used to put pressure on for a nuclear dump. Lets get ourselves outside the venue an …

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