This Saturday 4th August At St Bees – Radioactive Sand Sculptures

Radiation Free Lakeland will be at St Bees this saturday from 10.30am to hand out leaflets to folks attending the popular Cumbria Wildlife Trust beach sculpture event.  Please do join us at 10.30am we may make our own sand sculpture - rubber gloves and mask recommended. NOT recommended for young children or pregnant mothers.   …

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Radioactive Sand Sculptures by Cumbria Wildlife Trust?

An urgent request has been sent to Sellafield to monitor and retrieve radioactive particles from  St bees beach ahead of Cumbria Wildlife Trust"s 'Beached Art' day. Sellafield have treated this straightforward request under Freedom of Information rules which means that there will not be a reply for at least a month and then we may …

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HEALTH WARNING FOR CUMBRIAN BEACHES

Volunteers at Radiation Free Lakeland (nuclear safety campaign group based in Cumbria) have been sending soil and sand samples from West Cumbria's coastline to the US for testing.  The resulting report doesn't tell the whole story as funding meant only two isotopes were tested for ...even so fully one third of ALL samples tested contain …

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World Oceans Day: Do Your Bit 2 Protect the Irish Sea

This Friday, June 8th is World Oceans Day. Here is a little film about two of the BIG Threats to the Lake District Coast and the Irish Sea. https://youtu.be/3Wvm3yisLwc The Lake District's Coast is under extreme threat. There is a plan for new nuclear and new coal. Both are being touted as a "good thing." …

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“The Last Radioactive Particle Has Been Removed” from St Bees: Cumbria Wildlife Trust Presented with Award

CUMBRIA WILDLIFE TRUST PRESENTED WITH BEACHED UP ART AWARD by Nuclear Safety Campaigners " The last radioactive particle has been picked up" from St Bees beach : Cumbria Wildlife Trust Peter Bullard the Director of Cumbria Wildlife Trust told campaigners: "Cumbria Wildlife Trust has been holding this event on the beach at St Bees for …

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Radioactive Beached Art at St Bees: Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

On Friday, the day before our protest sand drawing at St Bees I rang up Sellafield to let them know that after the demo we would be dropping off our soiled gloves and protective clothing at the Main Gate as potential radioactive waste. I got through to a lass in Workington who put me through to …

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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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MOD Forced to Publish report on Dangerous Scottish Beach while Sandcastles are made on MORE Dangerous Cumbrian Beaches

  On wednesday The Guardian reported that "The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been forced to abandon attempts to block a report by government advisers warning that radioactive contamination of military sites across the UK could pose a risk to public health". The report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment …

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Radioactive Mermaids – why should we care?

Last week Cumbria Wildlife Trust held their Beached Art event at St Bees. St Bees happens to be one of the beaches near Sellafield where radioactive particles from a crash programme of reprocessing have been found in increasing numbers. The reason for the crash programme is that dumping radioactive waste at sea will be banned …

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A Letter to Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Radioactive Castles in the Air

Dear Cumbria Wildlife Trust, You won’t remember this, but as wildlife obsessed teenager I painted an exhibition for the junior branch of Cumbria Wildlife Trust to launch “Watch.” That was over 30 years ago. With great sadness I have just cancelled my subscription. While supporting much of what CWT has done over the years, I …

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