The Lake District’s Freshwater is “Safeguarding National Security” Shh!

Many thanks indeed to  New Horizons in St Annes for hosting the talk and for this video. Here are a few slides from the talk which outline the enormous freshwater usage of the nuclear industry.   This issue has been off limits for way too long.  

Secret Lake District Waters: “Safeguarding National Security”

                    Calder Abbey and the river Calder just one mile before it enters the Sellafield site   Secret Lake District Waters: “Safeguarding National Security”   “Sellafield has first and last dibs on our precious fresh water” According to the former National Rivers Authority, now the Environment Agency, Sellafield used 97 MILLION litres of fresh water …

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Letter to Greg Clark – There is Not Enough Fresh Water for New Nuclear, Stop Now.

The plans for Moorside are unravelling but we have to make sure.   The following letter has been sent to Greg Clark MP,  Please do use this as a template to urge him to scrap all new nuclear build.  It is beyond time. Email:  enquiries@beis.gov.uk To the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Secretary of State Department …

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Tens of Millions of litres of fresh water a day from the River Ehen is “a small amount” says Minister for Energy and Industry

Dear Tim, Many thanks for sight of the letter from the Minister for Energy and Industry Richard Harrington MP says that : "Sellafield Ltd takes water from a number of licensed abstraction points which is used on site in various forms (eg treated domestic water for welfare purposes and demineralised and raw water for use …

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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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Request for a Question in Parliament on Cumbria’s Troubled Waters

    Dear Tim Farron MP, Since we last spoke I have received Freedom of Information answers regarding Sellafield’s abstraction from the internationally protected river Ehen. As you know this is of public interest as 80,000 households in West Cumbria are now receiving 20% borehole water (causing reported illnesses) mixed in with the freshwater from …

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Toshiba is Out..So…What stunt will Govnt pull next to try and force dangerous new reactors near Sellafield??

Images of "Moorside"  ie the several farms, ancient woodland, moss and floodplain of the river Ehen that this govnt is desperate to build three dangerous new nuclear reactors on. In the Times... Moorside "The troubled engineering giant Toshiba is preparing to mothball its project to build a £15bn-plus nuclear power station in Cumbria. NuGen, the …

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Lakeland Story for All Hallow’s Eve: The Beast of Beckermet

The Beast of Beckermet “What am I? Nosing here, turning leaves over Following a faint stain on the air to the river's edge I enter water. Who am I to split The glassy grain of water looking upward I see the bed Of the river above me upside down very clear” Wodwo by Ted Hughes …

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You Can Stop Moorside! Fighting Fund

Dear Friends   We are raising money to Stop Moorside. With your help we can commission a report into the dodgy design of the untried, untested nuclear reactors proposed. Already we have, thanks to  your generosity, commissioned an expert report (to be published in 2017) into the health detriment. Now we would like to be …

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Dewilding Cumbria

Dewilding Cumbria: Displace and Replace Rewilding Ennerdale is a cause we can all get behind and was featured tonight on the ITV's Countrywise programme.  DEwilding  is the opposite of REwilding.  Incredibly there is a dewilding project going on right now in Cumbria.  The rewilding and dewilding projects have one thing in common…..the insidious grip of …

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