First George Monbiot Award for Nukiller Greenwash to Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Plant in Cumbria – On Anniversary of the Windscale Fire

PRESS RELEASE Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Plant Wins the first George Monbiot Nukiller Greenwash award. To mark the anniversary of the 1957 Windscale [ Sellafield ] fire in Cumbria,  the Close Capenhurst Campaign and Radiation Free Lakeland have awarded the first George Monbiot Award to the Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing plant in Lancashire.   George Monbiot …

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Letter to Guardian on Renewed Push for Nuclear off the Back of Rising Gas Prices

The following letter has been sent to the Guardian - unpublished. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/04/surging-gas-prices-and-fuel-bills-focus-tory-minds-on-the-nuclear-option Dear Editor, The article "Surging gas prices and fuel bills focus Tory minds on the nuclear option" (Rob Davies 4th Oct 2021)  fails to mention:   1. Sellafield is a big user of gas to the tune of tens of £Millions a year …

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Norwegian TV Highlights Coal Mine’s Close Proximity to Sellafield

Broadcast yesterday https://tv.nrk.no/se?v=NNFA03100321&t=1111s Many thanks to Norway for highlighting the elephant (many headed hydra in the room) which is the Coal Mine's Proximity to Sellafield. There is a shot in the video taken on the fells above the world's riskiest nuclear waste site which shows Sellafield's very close proximity to St Bees head. St Bees …

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Allowed Earth Shocks from Coal Mine Five Miles From Sellafield Would Be As Great as That from Continous Blasting….Unless….

In amongst the vast acres of NGO and press focus on climate/steel/jobs we managed to get the Inspector's attention on seismicity near Sellafield. No mean feat considering the Secretary of State has not asked to be informed on seismic impacts or subsidence just five miles from the world's riskiest nuclear waste site, Sellafield and the …

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Dangerous Climate of Nuclear Denial- Seismic Traffic Light System at Least as Stringent as that for Fracking Must be in Place Should Coal Mine Near Sellafield be Approved by Government.

Dear Paul Haggin, We would like to draw Cumbria County Council's attention to Tim Farron MP's letter (see below) to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minister urging a Traffic Light System similar to that for fracking should the Government be minded to approve the coal mine. Given the high hazard consequences of induced seismicity …

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Hell in a Grain of Sand: Millom Poet Norman Nicholson Had it Right.

This letter was published in the Whitehaven News on September 1st - it features a poem by Millom Poet, Norman Nicholson. A poem which was frequently taught in Cumbrian Schools before the fakery of "clean" "green" nuclear. David Moore's fizzing enthusiasm for new nuclear "Nuclear is key to clean energy for the future" Whithaven News …

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Thursby Village Hall to Host Nuclear Waste Implementation Plan – Why?

The following letter has been sent to Thursby Parish Hall who are hosting the first of the "drop in" sessions by the self selected Allerdale Working Group. The Allerdale Working Group are working towards Implementation of a Deep Nuclear Dump under Cumbria. Ironically Thursby Village Hall was in the news last year as locals were …

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Magnox Silo Liquor “Crack Under Control.” note: it isn’t

How does the Nuclear Industry get away with wanting to produce ever more and ever hotter nuclear wastes when they cannot contain the existing wastes. The Magnox Swarf silo is leaking - from an unknown point - part of the silo is below ground. United Utilities are abstracting drinking water for West Cumbria from boreholes …

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Radioactive Scrap Metal Overflow Plan at the Port of Workington – The Dark Side of Decommissioning

Image sent anonymously to Radiation Free Lakeland - shows up to 160 shipping containers of Radioactive Scrap Metal at the Cyclife/EDF 'metal recycling facility' in Lillyhall Industrial Estate. The Cyclife site now want to house an "overflow" of shipping containers full of radscrap metal at the Port of Workington. The Environment Agency have given Cyclife …

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