Letter: Stop Moorside – Save Europe

  Letter in last week's Whitehaven News and this week's Westmorland Gazette IS SELLAFIELD PREPARED? Last Saturday while I was out for a walk on Latter Rig, there was a plume of thick black smoke curling round the Duddon Estuary from the west coast. The first stomache plummeting thought was 'something's happened at Sellafield'.  The …

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Silent Night of Radioactive boreholes, 300 on Greenfields and Floodplain

The land beneath and around Sellafield is too radioactive for a nuclear dump.  This is what people were told by Energy Solutions when they were trying to push a low level nuclear dump on the old open cast coal mine of Keekle Head. Some suggested quite reasonably that the waste should remain at Sellafield.  But …

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Radioactive Pebble Protest St Bees Beach 8th August

On the 8th of August from 11am to 3pm Radiation Free Lakeland will be holding a protest at St Bees. We will be: *Sand drawing with pebbles. Each pebble will represent one of the thousands of radioactive particles found and retrieved by the nuclear industry's 'Monitoring and Retrieval' program. There is of course no way of knowing …

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More Nuclear Waste on its way to Sellafield Today

Nuclear waste train at Bridgwater station this morning ....the second one this week  23 Oct 2014 On its way to Sellafield ....coming through your neighbourhood soon ..... Sellafield is bursting at the seams with nuclear waste, but not to worry as there is plenty of sea to dump it into, plenty of air, plenty of soil …

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Not so Brief Encounter: Nuclear Waste Trains

      Do you know if trains carrying nuclear waste go through your neighbourhood?  All radioactive waste (spent fuel) from nuclear power stations is sent to Sellafield in Cumbria. It is mainly transported by rail with Direct Rail Services (owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) .  Some parts of the journey are by road. …

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Stop and Contain – Reprocessing at Sellafield is Insane

An open letter to Tim Farron.. Dear Tim, Colleagues in the Bristol area have informed us that the third nuclear train this week has just been loaded again today at Bridgwater Station. Every week trains carrying radioactive nuclear waste in flasks from Hinkley Point nuclear power station are loaded in the middle of Bridgwater, right …

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Sellafield Workers Campaign for a Future – What Future is that then?

The Sellafield Workers Campaign and Unite are not representing the health and wellbeing of workers, Cumbria or the wider international community in agitating for new build and continued reprocessing. In contrast the Australian equivalent of Unite, the Electrical Trades Union, has banned its members from working in uranium mines, nuclear power plants or any part …

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The Irish Princess: St Bega and Sellafield Reprocessing..

Yesterday Radiation Free Lakeland and 3 Weeks to Save the Lakes marked the anniversary of Chernobyl at St Bees. St Bees was named after the Irish princess who landed on the beautiful West Cumbrian coast about 900AD. What is the betting that St Bega would join the 1.3 million households in Ireland in calling for …

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