Nobel Peace Prize will Be Awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Tomorrow in Oslo the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Local members of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Lancaster and Cumbria congratulated the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons and welcome the United Nations treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Now we all …

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Join Bernie the Polar Bear: Keep that Coal in the Hole Next to Sellafield!

Join Bernie the Polar Bear: Keep That Coal in the Hole Next to Sellafield! Bernie the Polar Bear will be joining us on thursday 7th Dec as we gather outside The Beacon, Museum, Whitehaven at 11am for a walk to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole.  West Cumbria Mining are also holding an open day …

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New Coal Mine Near Sellafield – Who Gives a Damn?

Another unpublished letter to the national press on the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years. There is something fishy going on with this coal mine plan. There has been nowt in the national media (and virtually nowt in the local media) on what a bad idea it is. DIVEST FROM COAL? […] …

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GEOLOGICAL DUMPING OF NUCLEAR WASTE – WHERE? WHY?

West Cumbria was ruled out as a site to bury nuclear waste 20 years ago because the geology was unsafe.  The plan this time round is ten times as big and to include high level nuclear wastes, so not surprisingly Cumbria County Council said NO in January 2013. However, in order to build new nuclear …

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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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One Last Push to Hit the CrowdJustice Target – Lets Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole!

Dear Friends,  Thank you so much to all who have been sharing and talking about the Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole CrowdJustice crowd funding campaign. There are 15 days to go on our crowd funding campaign. This aims to secure enough funds to look at a judicial review should Cumbria County Council […] via THANK …

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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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Big Thanks to Scisco Media for Publishing Article on the Cumbrian Coal Mine

There is almost universal silence on this coal mine plan from the national media apart from the occasionally parroted press release from the developers. So BIG THANKS to Scisco Media for publishing the following! The China Connection: First Deep Coal Mine in The UK for 30 Years Follow the Cumbrian Coal Mine money….all the way […] …

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RSPB Slam Coal Mine Plan for Cumbria Citing Earthquake Risk and More

Below is the RSPB’s opposition to West Cumbria Mining’s proposal for a new coal mine off St Bees. Despite “further information” asked for from the developers the RSPB’s objections still stand (how could they not!) It is so very bizarre that the many objections to the mine are not front page news in the national […] …

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Coal Mine : Impact Upon Marine and Coastal Environment – says National Trust

West Cumbria Mining plan to use existing disused Anhydrite Mine drifts to access new coal seams under the Irish Sea. This would involve pumping old contaminated water from the flooded anhydrite mine drifts into the Irish Sea causing a double whammy of pollution for marine life and stress on the existing hydrology of West Cumbria. […] …

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