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Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole
 
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Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole - Petition to sign https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-cumbrian-coal-in-the-hole-its-too-near-sellafield The first deep coal mine in the UK for 30 years ? A new company West Cumbria Mining are being financed by China to the tune of £millions. On January 24th 2018 in Kendal, Cumbria County Council will be making a decision on the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years Please write and object – the more objections from the public and from groups there are the better chance we have of stopping new mining activity in close proximity to Sellafield The more letters of objection to Cumbria County Council the better ! Email: [email protected]] For the Attention of: Mrs Rachel Brophy – Case Officer Cumbria County Council Dear Mrs Brophy PLANNING APPLICATION: 4/17/9007 West Cumbria Mining I am writing to strongly oppose the plan to open a new coking (metallurgical) coal mine off St Bees in West Cumbria. Keep Fossil Fuel in the Ground - Cumbria County Council is signed up to climate agreements, which this plan would make a nonsense of. Close to Sellafield - Coal extraction is known to be a cause of man made earthquakes, this site is very close to Sellafield, much closer than any previous coal mining and these coal deposits are dangerously methane rich. Destruction of Wildlife Habitat -The RSPB, Natural England and others have pointed out that this plan would have the potential to impact dangerously on the fragile St Bees habitats and the wider Irish Sea. Yours sincerely ……………………………. For more information please see : https://keepcumbriancoalinthehole.wordpress.com/
Views: 431 Marianne B
Drigg  Lock the Gate on Nuclear Wastes
 
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The quaint village of Drigg hosts the UKs 'Low Level Waste Repository', (Nuclear Dump). This dump is strategically located near the Sellafield nuclear site on the shifting sands of the Cumbrian coast. Up to the 1980s radioactive wastes including plutonium wastes were tumble tipped into trenches. Now the site has gone technical and compacts radioactive waste (including plutonium) into rusting shipping containers. The site is above the West Cumbrian Aquifer from which many people get their drinking water. The plan is to keep on dumping the high end of "low level" radioactive waste at Drigg despite the threat of inundation not just from the Irish Sea but also from the rivers and becks running through and alongside the site. Many more Driggs and radioactive landfills will be needed if new nuclear build goes ahead. Write to the Development Control and Regulation Committee of Cumbria County Council and ask them to refuse permission for the continued use of Drigg as a nuclear waste dump. Ask them to lobby government to hold a moratorium on "decommissioning" and dumping (breaking up and 'disposing' of old nuclear plants) which we now know means dispersal of radioactive wastes to the environment. more info here: http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2986745/cumbria_flooding_environment_agency_issues_alert_on_drigg_nuclear_waste_site.html
Views: 691 Marianne B
Satterthwaite and Rusland School Christmas Play 1970
 
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At the Theatre in the Forest, Grizedale, 1970ish - Satterthwaite and Rusland School Christmas play. Such a shame the School and the Theatre have long gone.
Views: 173 Marianne B
Nukiller Dump - Cumbria a Nuclear Compliant  "Willing Community?"
 
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Despite this being the most even handed BBC coverage of the nukiller dump so far, Tom, the Countryfile presenter repeats the myth being put out to the world that Cumbria is a "willing community" for a nukiller dump. This "willingness" is based on an officially dodgy Ipsos Mori telephone poll. The democratic vote of Parish and Town Councils in Cumbria who have unanimously voted no in the Sellafield area is being ignored as it is not part of the official narrative. A "Willing Community" is required to keep this insane process going to its diabolic conclusion. Say no to the nukiller dump - there is a petition here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-lakeland-no-nukiller-dump/
Views: 208 Marianne B
THE STORMING OF SELLAFIELD   GREENPEACE 1995
 
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in 1995, 250 Greenpeace activists entered the Sellafield Nuclear Waste Reprocessing plant in Cumbria. Sellafield (named after the once beautiful coastal hamlet it has ruined ) is still reprocessing nuclear waste from fuel manufactured in Springfields, Preston, Lancashire. Every day nuclear wastes known to be lethal to all life on planet earth are dispersed to the environment from Sellafield and from Springfields. This is set to continue unless..... this film clip is from a Norwegian 2008 documentary https://tv.nrk.no/serie/brennpunkt/OAUA11000608/12-02-2008
Views: 298 Marianne B
River Ehen, Cumbria  Abstraction 36ML/d
 
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Freedom of Information Request on Sellafield's Fresh Water Abstraction from the River Ehen. Dear Ms Birkby, Apologies for the delay in responding to your request for information. I have made enquiries on your behalf and the answers to your questions are below in red* 1. Will the NDA cease abstraction from the river Ehen in order to protect endangered fresh water pearl mussels? (Abstraction license no 2774005004. 32.4 MEGA Litres per day for Sellafield evaporative cooling and process water.) *The NDA operates in full compliance with this licence and there are currently no plans to cease abstraction.* 2. Does the NDA use borehole water to compensate (put into the Ehen) for the 32.4 MEGA Litres abstracted daily from the Ehen? *No.* 3. If so where does the borehole water come from? *N/A* 4. What research has been done by the NDA to look at the impacts on the river Ehen from the decades of continuous downstream abstraction and "compensation." *No research has been carried out into this area.* If you are unhappy with our response to your request you may ask for an internal review. Please contact [1][email address] in the first instance. If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF Publication - please note that your request and our response may be published on our website. This is because information disclosed in accordance with the FOI Act is disclosed to the public at large. We will, of course, remove your personal information (e.g. your name and contact details) from the versions published on our website to protect your personal information from general disclosure. Kind regards, Heather Rudd Paralegal Nuclear Decommissioning Authority T: 01925 802515 M: 07889308723 W: [2]http://www.nda.gov.uk Blog: [3]http://nda.blog.gov.uk Follow us on: [4]Twitter and [5]LinkedIn [6]Sign up to our e-bulletin This message and any attachment is intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you have received this message in error, please send it back to us, and immediately and permanently delete it. Do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in this message or in any attachment. Please consider the environment before printing this email. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/river_ehen_sellafield_abstractio#incoming-1044335
Views: 335 Marianne B
Paddington's Peru and the Nukiller Plan
 
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The home of Paddington Bear is about to be shafted by nuclear – there is NO uranium mining or Nuclear Reactors in Peru – this is set to change with the area of the worlds most important ice cap in the High Andes, Quelccaya, being aggressively eyed up for uranium mining. Chief Executive of Macusani Yellowcake Peter Hooper in conversation.. Peter Hooper: Peru has no uranium mining and they have one medical reactor. That’s it. The uranium here was found by Margaret Thatcher, you know that of course. James West: I didn’t know that. Peter Hooper: She persuaded the British Geological Survey to fly Peru and half of Chile for airborne geophysics including radiometrics in 1980 and ‘81, really as a thank you for the Falklands. Out of that came hundreds of airborne searches and one of the biggest, it’s right where we are. They created the IPEN, Institute Proven Energy Nuclear at the same time and IPEN, producing uranium in those days before Chernobyl went sky high and they did some quite a lot of exploration work including some added work. So that’s the basis of where we started- uranium price crash that changed the mining law in ‘91 which meant that IPEN had to stop paying the government for all these properties there then they change the rules. Uranium to this day is treated as a base metal - so no special rules. James West: So then who would be the ultimate client with that — implied that in the UK would probably be the off take client?
Views: 163 Marianne B
Sellafield Seagulls at The Beacon
 
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Huge open air ponds at Sellafield hold the reprocessing wastes - a toxic brew of radionuclides and chemicals. Reprocessing adds to the plutonium stockpile and creates huge waste streams actually increasing the volume of nuclear waste x189 times. Huge "Evaporators" brought in by sea are reducing the volume of wastes going to the ponds but where is the waste "evaporated" to? Meanwhile birds land on the vast open ponds, even nesting on the edges. The ponds, vast crumbling edifices are subject to foliage growth attracting midges, swallows and of course seagulls. Sellafield's freezers are full of culled birds classified as nuclear waste, while animals such as roe deer are culled and tested for caesium and other radionuclides. http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/sellafields-running-deer-no-where-to-run-on-cumbrias-unearth/ http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/WR_Special_delivery_for_Sellafield_0210131.html http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/apr/19/sellafield-nuclear-plant-cumbria-hazards
Views: 312 Marianne B
The Lakes Nuclear Sacrifice Zone
 
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The Lakes Nuclear Sacrifice Zone - the alternative Wainwright Map from Radiation Free Lakeland -Lookaround ITV 10th June 09 From the summit of Coniston Old Man it is clear that the wind turbines of the west coast are barely visible to the naked eye whereas Sellafield and Heyshams physical presence is all too plain to see. Visual impact of nuclear is significant but piffling compared to water use, fossil fuel use and radioactive discharges into soil, air and sea.
Views: 202 Marianne B
Keekle Head - No Radioactive Landfill
 
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The nuclear industry is looking to dump radioactive waste in landfill at Keekle Head and Lillyhall in Cumbria. The industry is desperate to "dispose" of its radioactive wastes coming from for example Chapelcross Magnox plant (Scotland) to two different landfill sites in Cumbria one of which is Lillyhall and the other Keekle Head at Pica both near Workington ( Keekle Head old mines- water is the source of the river Keekle an important salmon/brown trout river) Radioactive wastes will leach in the land with impacts on the environment and drinking water of surrounding settlements. For one of the sites (Lillyhall) the Council said that planning permission was not needed following a change to landfill law allowing radwastes. The "disposal" of wastes has started and the nuclear industry is clearing the decks of its contaminated rubble, soil and detritus into landfill . For the second site ( Keekle Head) a planning meeting is due on the 22nd June in Kendal. Contains footage from BBC's Countryfile ..... The river Keekle Salmon fishing alone is worth more than £60m to the Cumbrian economy 18/04/2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006t0bv
Views: 412 Marianne B
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole, Workington says No to New Coal
 
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On Saturday 5th January Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole spoke to dozens of shoppers in Workington at the market place and the verdict was a big NO to the first deep coal mine in the UK for over 30 years. The word on the street is in direct contrast to the slick PR put out by the developers West Cumbria Mining and repeated verbatim by most media including the BBC (our complaint to the BBC is awaiting a reply) We spoke to ordinary folk including miners who were adament that there should not be a return to coal mining on the West Coast of Cumbria. The reasons are many - the water situation in West Cumbria is already stressed, the mine impact hydrology, would produce 175 million tonnes of CO2, the possibility seabed collapse and earth movement is unthinkable so near to Sellafield.... Thank you to all the folk we spoke to. Only one person thought the jobs were worth the damage (just 500 jobs proposed for the mine - similar to a supermarket depot and no where near the jobs in renewables and energy efficiency technologies)
Views: 184 Marianne B
Drigg Nuclear Waste Dump Expose by Paul Merton!
 
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Is this the best expose in the last two decades of the UK's "Low Level" Nuclear Dump ? Paul Merton fearlessly goes where Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth have not dared to tread for many a long year and shows the world the madness of nuclear...and all in a quaint little Lakeland coastal village called Drigg. #DriggLocktheGate
Views: 90 Marianne B
Preston's Radioactive River
 
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This is from the 1990s. "You and Yours" radio programme describing the "biggest in the UK" radioactive discharges into the River Ribble from the UKs Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing plant, Springfields, Nr Preston. What has changed? Nothing, apart from the fact that any mention of cancer and radioactive discharge by eminent doctors is now a taboo. Campaigning on nuclear safety is no longer a "priority" for Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. And to top it all the nuclear industry are gearing up for new and much more dangerous nuclear fuel manufacture at Springfields for Hinkley, Wylfa, Heysham, Moorside et al (Springfields is btw slap bang in the middle of Cuadrilla's fracking operations on the Fylde). The blatant greenwash for the nuclear industry has accelerated since this programme was made in the 1990s. A nurse from Preston told me that there should be an inquiry into just why so many children in the area have cancer. Do we need an inquiry. Do we not just need to stop the nuclear juggernaught, it has had a 70 year run and still chucks its waste into the river.
Views: 61 Marianne B
Painting Wasdale by Artist Marianne Birkby
 
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Based on photos and sketches from the Wasdale Show, this oil painting was started at the 2016 Westmorland County Show as a demonstration piece. The painting base is acrylic crimson lake mixed with white gesso on canvas, the blue is to mark the canvas so it isnt too scary! Starting with something, anything is far better I find than a blank canvas. Then the underdrawing is completed in charcoal and the painting is progressed in oils starting with the underpainting in white. I took loads of photos of the work in progress specifically to make a slideshow but somehow managed to delete them all except the ones taken at the County Show and one just prior to finishing! Anyway, hopefully this gives an indication of how the work progressed.
Views: 77 Marianne B
Rusland Beeches Transpiring Tritium?
 
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In 1996 The Lake District National Park wanted to fell the Rusland Beeches on safety grounds. In 2010 the Lake District National Park supports new build at Sellafield in the vicinity of the world's most dangerous stockpile of nuclear wastes. What has happened to their concern for the health and safety of Cumbrians? The trees are still standing almost 15 years on providing increasing wildlife habitat and beauty. What is disturbing is that tritium - a dangerous radioactive isotope released by nuclear power plants is taken up in both the air and soil by trees and transpired. So trees become dangerous not from the very infrequent falling branch but from the very thing that gives life to all of us - oxygen. For every Cumbrian who claps their hands and says they believe in nuclear power - the possibility of trees transpiring radioactively contaminated oxygen increases. Say No to nuclear and Yes to all of life.
Views: 478 Marianne B
SELLAFIELD EXPANSION IGNORED
 
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Following a debate on terrorism on the 30th March in Carlisle the Question Time panelists ignored a question on the wisdom of doubling the biggest damn target in the world...Sellafield. If anyone would like to buy my cloak of invisibility as worn at Question Time it is £100,000 - proceeds go to Radiation Free Lakeland. Stop Moorside Petition Here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-moorside-biggest-nuclear-development-in-europe
Views: 85 Marianne B
#ThanksThorp
 
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This little video includes a clip from a film made by West Cumbrian students back in 1994. The same year the Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant opened on the Sellafield site. Thorp is the 2nd reprocessing plant on the Sellafield site in North West England which has now discharged its reprocessing radioactive wastes into the Irish Sea for many decades. #ThanksThorp This is the view from the US "Every reprocessing site (France, UK, Russia, and soon Japan have the largest sites) is an environmental catastrophe, with massive releases of radioactivity to air, land and water; high worker radiation exposures; and residues that are harder to handle than the terrible waste it begins with. Reprocessing creates stockpiles of nuclear weapons-usable plutonium, and is unviable without large taxpayer subsidies. President Carter banned reprocessing as a nuclear non-proliferation measure; while Reagan lifted the ban, no commercial interest has pursued this expensive boondoggle, since it is not a profitable enterprise. Our current president apparently intends for taxpayers to pay for the relapse to reprocessing" (see factsheet from the Nuclear Information Resource Service- https://www.nirs.org/wp-content/uploads/factsheets/reprocessisnotsolution.pdf) #ThanksThorp
Views: 60 Marianne B
Lake District Nuclear Dump
 
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Extracts from the BBC1 program aired on 8th Oct. "In the New Year, councillors in Cumbria will decide whether to reject the option of building the store under the beautiful local countryside - or whether to agree to more work to find a geologically suitable site. No other region in Britain is now volunteering for such a controversial project. So what are the benefits and the risks that Cumbria has to weigh up? Chris Jackson reports for a special Inside Out" BBC documentary shows the presenter inspecting a repository in Finland. The presenter and his guide drove into the repository and descended over 4 kilometres to an "actual repository" tunnel. The reality of this tunnel is nothing like the accompanying animation video showing what a repository should look like. The reality is just a bare cave, rather than a structured, DRY and sealed compartment. Wellies and boots and deep puddles everywhere! An example circular hole where a canister would be placed had a significant amount of water in it. Whatever happened to a dry environment within non-permeable rock ? - - - - a pre-requite for a repository. Zero evidence of DRY conditions. Quite the opposite, any canister placed in the Finland repository would be immersed in water from day one. Is that what we can expect here in Cumbria ? Very significant amounts of water everywhere illustrates that a repository simply becomes "The path of least resistance" for water flow - - - - a fault line in the rock and a magnet for water circulation between surface rainfall and underground water circulating back to the surface. So, come on you government experts, what is it to be - - bare caves with water everywhere, or pristine dry and sealed caverns with zero water - - benefits paid now when there are zero problems, or meaningless benefits paid later when children are born with deformities, radiation linked diseases, and water supplies maybe far away from Cumbria (Manchester is supplied by Cumbria) become contaminated, and the Irish Sea is affected ? Anyone listening...
Views: 441 Marianne B
Springfield's Long Shadow 1991
 
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Springfield’s Long Shadow - It is Getting Longer! A video diary by an courageous individual in the 1990s What has changed since then? Springfields Nuclear Fuel plant near Preston is gearing up to produce new and even more dangerous nuclear fuel for the UK government’s diabolic new nuclear build programme at Hinkley, Wylfa, Moorside, Heysham etc. And Springfields Nuclear Fuel plant is due to be surrounded by the UKs first major gas field with fracking operations by Cuadrilla at Preston New Road and Roseacre.. Most folk will have heard of the fracking operations on the Fylde but Springfields has slipped under the radar for decades and that is no accident. Please watch this and remember that Springfields is the spinning spider, hiding in plain sight at the centre of the nuclear industry’s web of evil. Fracking is bad, nuclear is off the richter scale. But a whole generation have been carefully groomed to ignore the nuclear industry as a threat to all life on planet earth and instead to see it as some kind of 'saviour' even a "national treasure" Here are some quotes from the filmaker .. "Silt is uncovered at low tide containing up to 1000,000 bq per dry kilogram of thorium and proctactinium" “… these levels would not be permitted in the unrestricted areas of BNFL plant" “The source of this pollution is more than three miles downstream where BNFL Springfields, converted from a Ministry of Defence poison gas plant by 1948 at Salwick, discharges its radioactive waste material into the river.” “Springfields is a very extensive works currently (1990s) being expanded at a cost of 145 million pounds.” “This is part of the manufacturing process for Magnox fuel rods for Britain’s early nuclear power reactors now reaching the end of their design life. The waste arises from the impurities supplied in the yellowcake refined ore from their customers. Its activity is mainly from Thorium isotopes, both Beta and Alpha. The old license permitted them to discharge over 1 TerraBequerel per day of Beta activity straight into the river. However, they used only ¼ of this limit recently and the new license reducing it to ½ of the previous one puts no restraints on them at all. From this effluent station it goes 2 miles to the river where it discharges with no warning of any description.” (note: any mistakes in the quotes is mine) more info on Springfields here https://issuu.com/wildart/docs/spotlight_on_springfields_-briefing
Views: 42 Marianne B
Stop Moorcide
 
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From the Lake District National Park towards the coast, you can look down across the lowland area and your eyes meet the obscene atomic carbuncle called Sellafield. The industry with funding from our nuclear obsessed government want to add at least two vast new reactors and the loading station for tens of thousands of radioactive waste packages for a mega underground nuclear dump or two. Recent press coverage suggests that Moorside is a fait accompli. This is what the industry and our nuclear fanatical government would dearly like people to believe in order to stop opposition. Opposition is however the only sane option to new build adjacent to Sellafield. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has recklessly given Toshiba the option to purchase a 6km square parcel of West Cumbria, beautiful green fields and hedgerows adjacent to Sellafield and running alongside the River Ehen. This huge parcel of wildlife diverse farm land stretches towards Calder Bridge, Beckermet and Braystones To consider any new build at all adjacent to Sellafield’s high level waste tanks is an act of recklessness. Bizzarely the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is actively encouraging new build even while the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, local politicians and nuclear campaigners have for the past decade repeatedly raised concerns about the safety of the High Level Waste tanks upon which the physical safety of the whole of Cumbria and its international neighbours depends. The NDA should do the job it was set up to do – namely look after the existing stockpile of nuclear waste rather than actively encouraging new Toshiba’s proposed three new reactors are AP1000s. These are the next generation of the same old uranium burning technology. The difference is that these reactors burn the uranium for longer and harder. The resulting radioactive wastes are much hotter and have to be cooled for decades longer. The NDA have told Radiation Free Lakeland that the fresh water resource for cooling is “a matter for the operators.” Currently Sellafield uses over 4 million gallons of water daily abstracted from Wastwater, the River Ehen, the River Calder and boreholes in the area. The elephant in the room is of course Toshiba’s track record in nuclear safety. Toshiba supplied the steam generator, architecture and reactor for Fukushima reactors numbers 3 and 5 Hitachi (merged with Toshiba) supplied the reactor, steam generator and architecture for Fukushima reactor no 4. Moorside is the last nuclear straw that will break far more than Cumbria’s back unless we resist now. Please join us on 10th August 10am at Beckermet to have a walk around the proposed site- we will meet at the Royal Oak. Wainwright famously called Calder Hall a “grotesque carbuncle” that atomic carbuncle is set to grow like a malignant cancer. We can stop it. We MUST STOP IT Contact Greenpeace UK and ask for HELP Contact Friends of the Earth UK and ask for HELP Contact The National Trust and ask for HELP Contact Cumbria Wildlife Trust and ask for HELP Contact the Lake District National Park and ask for HELP So far all these have been silent ( or have piled on the pressure for new nukiller by making noises about the pylons!) Join the Resistance! http://wildar4.wix.com/radiation-free-land
Views: 418 Marianne B
The Dump is Ditched!
 
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Today at Carlisle the Cabinet of Cumbria County Council voted not to proceed with the plan for a high level nuclear waste dump under Cumbria. Leader of Cumbria County Council, Eddie Martin said "radiation is like a two year old it needs constant supervision" and "I am not going to prostitute Cumbria for a mess of potage!" Congratulations and thanks to Cumbria's Cabinet for listening to their councillors and their constituents and voting for an end to the insane plan. Cumbria is not as nuclear compliant as Government hoped. Department of Energy and Climate Change's response below: Energy Secretary responds to Cumbria nuclear waste vote 30 January 2013 Cumbria County Council has voted to withdraw from the process to find a host community for an underground radioactive waste disposal facility. Copeland Borough Council voted in favour of remaining in the process to identify a host community for a geological disposal facility. However, it has previously been agreed that parties at both Borough and County level needed to vote positively in order for the process to continue in west Cumbria. As such, the current process will be brought to a close in west Cumbria. The Government will now embark on a renewed drive to ensure that the case for hosting a GDF is drawn to the attention of communities, and to encourage further local authorities to come forward over the coming years to join the process. The Government will also reflect on the experience of the process in west Cumbria, and will talk to the local authorities themselves and others who have been involved to see what lessons can be learned. No changes to the current approach will be introduced without further public consultation. Responding to the Councillors' decisions, Edward Davey, Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, said: "We respect the decision made today by Cumbria councillors. They have invested a great deal of time in this project and have provided valuable lessons on how to take forward this process in future. While their decision to withdraw is disappointing, Cumbria will continue to play a central role in the energy and nuclear power sectors."
Views: 513 Marianne B
3 Weeks to Save the Lakes - No Nuke Dump!
 
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Ditch the Nuke Dump! Demo -19th Jan at Bowness Bay Over 100 people turned up to show their support for Cumbria County Council voting NO on the 30th January. Over 100 letters were signed to put on a giant postcard to the Leader of Cumbria County Council. There was life affirming music provided by Handbrake Shirley and a great atmosphere of camaraderie in our determination to stop the government's insane plan to turn Cumbria into a nuclear sacrifice zone. Make 30th January the day that Cumbria says NO to the Nuke Dump info here on contacting the Councils to say NO: http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/make-30th-jan-ditch-the-dump-day/ Dear Eddie Martin, Geological Dumping of Nuclear Waste On 30th January you are going to take the most important decision of any Cumbria County Council Leader before you. Your decision will speak for the whole of Cumbria, which has been misrepresented as a "willing community." To say 'yes' would mean unquantifiable damage to the 'brand' of Cumbria. The real cost, however, would be psychological and physical trauma through countless generations, as Cumbria would be increasingly and irreversibly blighted. Say NO -- end this mad plan now. Then all money and expertise can go into ensuring the existing wastes are looked after safely on the 6km Sellafield site rather than expanding and increasing the danger to ever more waste over a much increased area. DITCH THE DUMP, Bowness, Cumbria http://www.facebook.com/events/475165439214892/ KESWICK, Cumbria -- campaigners will be out and about leafleting, and collecting signatures for the giant postcard SILLOTH, Cumbria on the evening of 19th Jan a gig organised by Solway Plain Against the Nuclear Dump featuring the brilliant song featured on Radio 4 : 'Other Road to Hell' http://www.spand.org.uk/ BRIDGWATER, Somerset Solidarity demo will be held on 19th Jan outside the railway station in Bridgwater where highly dangerous radwaste is transferred on its way to Sellafield in the middle of Bridgwater town right next to Eastover Primary School. http://www.facebook.com/events/381612195268541/?ref=3 Handbrake Shirley - wonderful music http://www.facebook.com/handbrakeshirley
Views: 325 Marianne B
Wastwater to Nuclear Waste.mov
 
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In 2009 Radiation Free Lakeland organised a sponsored walk around Wastwater. 4 millions gallons of fresh water are abstracted every day from Wastwater to flush over the radioactive wastes at Sellafield. The British Government wants to make even more high level wastes with the plan for a new MOX plant and new build next to Sellafield - they describe it as 'recycling' the plutonium. Only 1 percent is 'recycled' the rest becomes even hotter wastes. The UK's premier freshwater resource of The Lakes are becoming depleted through cooling the heels of the nuclear industry so the Environment Agency have suggested a desalination plant to accommodate the nuclear ambitions of this govnt - desalination requires huge amounts of energy.. In 2009 the walkers raised around £200 which was given to the Chernobyl Children's Project UK. Another walk is planned for Spring 2012
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Free the Deer Demo at Sellafield
 
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To Sellafield and the UK Government, PETITION https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/FreetheSellafieldDeer Please do not cull the herd of our native roe deer trapped within the new double security fence around the Sellafield Reprocessing Site. Please Sign and Share this 38Degrees Petition https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/FreetheSellafieldDeer (another good petition below ..the more signed the better! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-sellafield-deer) Full Text of 38Degrees Petition below https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/FreetheSellafieldDeer Please do not cull the herd of our native roe deer trapped within the new double security fence around the Sellafield Reprocessing Site. Why is this important? We understand the need for Sellafield to routinely cull animals on site in an effort to contain the spread of radiation. However, if as Sellafield says the deer have not entered the site and are not contaminated in any way then surely a more humane solution would be to permanently remove the new double fencing in the woodland area and instead reinforce the original fence another way. As well as preventing the "need" for a cull, this would be a goodwill gesture and would benefit the whole ecosystem of the woodland. Roe Deer ... are native to this country and part of Europe's Rewilding project. The roe became extinct in England during the 18th century, but survived in parts of Scotland. Now they are back and are a joy to see with their velvety eyes and elegant forms. They do exaggerated leaps high in the air (pronking) when running but not high enough to scale the new Sellafield fence trapping them. There is a season for shooting animals. But Sellafield propose to cull these deer out of season in February/April over 15 days, shooting approximately one deer a day. In other words this cull will take place when the females are likely to be carrying young. The New Fence... costing millions of pounds encloses woodlands previously open and accessible to deer . The government, through the Department of Energy & Climate Change, has ordered the second fence in, they say, the face of a rising threat to "sensitive" installations worldwide from Al Qaeda. The "new" fence stretches 11 miles around the Sellafield plant. Rather than culling the deer a solution would be to remove the double fence at the woodland allowing the deer free access. The original fence could then be reinforced another way instead of being double at that point. Sellafield Reprocessing Plant is... the reason for the Government's extreme nervousness is the 120 tonne stockpile of plutonium. Quite rightly the UK Government gets hysterical if other countries want to produce plutonium. Plutonium is the material necessary for nuclear bombs. Reprocessing is a toxic liability producing ever more plutonium requiring these expanding fences manned by armed nuclear policemen. The bleak and awful plight of the wild deer is a metaphor for the rest of us -- the nuclear industry will give us nowhere to run. Please Sign the Petition to Free the Sellafield Deer Lets Work to Contain Nuclear -- Not the Deer British Deer Society -- Close Seasons for Deer http://www.bds.org.uk/close_seasons_for_deer.html Security fence at Sellafield http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/extra-security-at-sellafield-1.964864 Plutonium Mountain http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qm4pt Roe Deer Pronking Sellafield Statement http://www.sellafieldsites.com/2014/01/sellafield-ltd-statement-wildlife-management/ Sellafield's Running Deer -- Nowhere to Run http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/sellafields-running-deer-no-where-to-run-on-cumbrias-unearth/
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The Lake District Coast. Plan for New Nuclear & New Coal
 
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The Lake District's Coast is under threat. There is a plan for new nuclear and new coal. Both are being touted as a "good thing" You can find out more about the plans and Take Action Here to Stop New Nuclear next to Sellafield https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-moorside-biggest-nuclear-development-in-europe and Stop the Coal Mine Under the Irish Sea https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-cumbrian-coal-in-the-hole-its-too-near-sellafield
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE Part 2 BY DR HELEN WALLACE part2 youtube
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
Views: 157 Marianne B
THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE Part 3 BY DR HELEN WALLACE  part3 youtube
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
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Rock Solid?  Part 1 Lecture by Dr Helen Wallace
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
Views: 469 Marianne B
A Holy Well - Lake District
 
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This is one of the many Holy Well's in the Lake District. A natural cave carved out by water, this is in the south of the county. It is truly amazing and beautiful. Most are in the north of Cumbria. Below is an extract from an article published by The Whitehaven News in 2010- saying that not enough is made of Cumbria's Holy Wells. The same year the government said it "is satisfied that geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste, including waste from new nuclear power stations, is technically achievable and that a suitable site can be identified for the geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste" ..........UNHOLY WELLS NO THANKS! THE SEARCH FOR WEST CUMBRIA'S HOLY WELLS Tuesday, 23 March 2010 Alan Cleaver peers into Cumbria's holy wells... In many parts of the country, holy wells have been restored and have become popular tourist spots and helped preserve a valuable part of our history. Only Stanger Spa in West Cumbria has been rescued to date but it would be nice to see more made of the likes of Gosforth holy well. Various attempts have been made to catalogue the wells before they vanish completely. Here we list some of West Cumbria's more famous holy wells. If you can name any more, do let us know: St Catherine's Well, Eskdale ST Catherine's Well in the magnificent Eskdale Valley appears to have been the host of an annual fair known as the Dogskin fair, held on the Saint's day (November 25). Further details have proved elusive, but there may be some connection with the Catty Fair held at St Catherine's Church on the same day. Then, yarn used to be hung on the churchyard wall. The well is less than quarter of a mile from the church, and it is unlikely the area supported two fairs on the same day. Legend has it that in the Sixth Century a hermit lived on Arment Hill -- quarter of a mile east of the parish church of Saint Catherine. People used to travel miles to seek his prayers and healing. St Catherine's Well was excavated by the Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeological and Antiquities Society in 1925, under the auspices of Mary Fair. For a while the well water was used for baptisms but within a few years of the excavation, it had once more become overgrown. Its precise location is now unclear but Eskdale's Local History Society is holding a holy well walk on Monday, March 29 when it is hoped the site will be rediscovered. If you wish to join the walk, it starts at 6.30pm from St Catherine's Church, Eskdale. Gosforth Holy Well THE well at Gosforth is still visible today. It is situated about half a mile from the church. A tradition was recorded in 1884 from a former tenant of Gosforth Hall, West Cumbria, that at certain festivals (not specified) wine was poured in to a well and the people were encouraged to catch it as it came out of the spout -- though it must have been well diluted by then. At the time this story was told, the location of the well was lost. Old maps showed the ruins of a chapel about a half mile away from the present church, with the site of the well marked by it, but the well's position was added to the maps as a matter of tradition; there was no actual well on the site marked. It was only found again when the ruins of the chapel were excavated in 1901, for there was the well in the middle of the chapel, which was built symmetrically around the sacred spring. Today the ruins are virtually overgrown again, but the well is topped by a concrete slab with an inspection cover. The water remains beautifully clear and the original stone work inside the well is still visible. A well at Bothel was said to have run blood on the day of Charles I's 'martyrdom'; this may be a memory of a similar kind of ceremony to the one at Gosforth. Stanger Spa STANGER Spa, near Cockermouth, is perhaps the most prominent spring still surviving thanks to some restoration work by the Cockermouth And District Civic Trust in 2000, which preserved the building surrounding it. The well is a couple of miles south of Cockermouth and easily reached via a public footpath. A plaque on the well records that the water was so famed for its curative properties in the mid-1800s that it was sold at 6d a bottle. However by 1901, Bulmer's History and Directory of Cumberland reported that the well "is now very little frequented". Physical or Physika Well REFERENCE is made in Frizington Remembers by residents of Greenvale Court of a holy well near the village. "Walks to Dub Beck at the foot of Steele Brow or to physical or physika well were popular during the summer holidays" the book relates. First published at 15:40, Wednesday, 24 February 2010 Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE Part 8 BY DR HELEN WALLACE part8 youtube
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
Views: 72 Marianne B
THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE Part 9 BY DR HELEN WALLACE part9 youtube
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
Views: 90 Marianne B
THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE Part 4 BY DR HELEN WALLACE part4 youtube
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
Views: 89 Marianne B
THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE Part 5 BY DR HELEN WALLACE part5 youtube
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
Views: 87 Marianne B
Lakeland Geology = Nukiller Dump?
 
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Professor Stuart Haszeldine describes how the geology of Cumbria (or Greater Lakeland as Norman Nicholson liked to call it) is unsuitable for the geological dumping of nuclear wastes. Government is ignoring the fact that: The Community is Unwilling The Geology is Unsafe Lakeland could become Unearth - fit for nothing but a nuclear graveyard if this process goes on to its illogical conclusion. Despite this being the most even handed BBC coverage of the nukiller dump so far, Tom the Countryfile presenter repeats the myth being put out to the world that Cumbria is a "willing community" for a nukiller dump. This "willingness" is based on an officially dodgy Ipsos Mori telephone poll. The democratic vote of Parish and Town Councils in Cumbria who have unanimously voted no in the Sellafield area is being ignored as it is not part of the official narrative. A "Willing Community" is required to keep this insane process going to its diabolic conclusion. Say no to the nukiller dump - there is a petition here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-lakeland-no-nukiller-dump/
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LAKELAND NUKILLER DUMP SAFE SAYS UK
 
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LIstening to Radio Cumbria at 4pm today I hear the news that Tim Farron MP has asked a Parliamentary Question on how safe a geological nuclear dump would be under Cumbria. Ed Davey Minister in charge of DECC says "IT WILL BE SAFE" Now we know where Cumbria stands...on the edge of darkness! The graphics are from a comic novel being made (unfunded, voluntarily) to send as an ebook to all the snoozing councillors and Partners in the Government's diabolic plan to sacrifice Cumbria. The novel will be the third one to be sent to Cumbrian councillors and supposed movers and shakers like Cumbria Tourism- who so far might as well be mannequins as far as protecting Cumbria is concerned.
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Free the Sellafield Deer
 
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Sellafield have put up extra security fences extending the largest nuclear site in Europe to include woodlands trapping deer and other wildlife. Now they want to cull the trapped family group of roe deer including pregnant does. Sellafield have told Natural England that the deer are a "security threat" and so "special permission" has been given to shoot the deer out of season. The fences are meaningless while Sellafield continues to chuck radioactive wastes out to sea, to air and to landfill. Save the Sellafield Deer Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/594914607254416/ More info: http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/sellafield-deer-are-a-threat-to-security-say-natural-england/ Music by Yvonne Lyon "Someday" http://yvonnelyonmusic.com/ Note: The stone circle that the Sellafield fences are getting ever nearer to is called Grey Croft - maybe the least visited in Cumbria nevertheless important archeologically http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/75/
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE Part 7 BY DR HELEN WALLACE part7 youtube
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
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Rosthwaite Sep 2016
 
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ThanX for fantastic couple of days - good company and wonderful walking ...only sorry I missed out on the soggy sandwiches halfway up Haystacks!!
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Nuclear Barrel Costume Workshop 12.1.19
 
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Making a Nuclear Barrel Costume . there is enough materials to make a hundred nuclear waste barrel costumes –the workshop represents a good start towards our record-breaking attempt @ springfields on April 2th 2019 (see our main page for details!) The barrels are great props for demos and talking to the public they always get a great response, your group will be able to keep the barrels you've made after the demos to help you with your campaigning. This is a video from our first barrel-making workshop @ Maple Farm in the poly- tunnel. If you'd like to come along or organise a workshop to make a barrel costume to wear to our demo in April- please get in touch https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-New-Nuclear/228971750452013
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE Part 6 BY DR HELEN WALLACE part6 youtube
 
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THE ROCK SOLID? LECTURE BY DR HELEN WALLACE • THE ROCK SOLID Lecture 10th May, The Box, Kendal Museum Helen Wallace is the author of "Rock Solid?" a review of the scientific evidence regarding the deep disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Dr. Wallace discusses the main safety concerns associated with the deep disposal of nuclear waste and how these safety issues are directly relevant to the decision Cumbrian councils are about to make. Wallace, who gave expert evidence at the Nirex Inquiry more than 15 years ago, also explained the political process that has led to the Sellafield area being re-considered for deep disposal after it was ruled out as geologically unsuitable for further investigation and planning permission was rejected in 1997. Dr Wallace said: "The geology of the area has not changed but the addition of heat-generating high-level wastes will make the plans a lot more dangerous than back in 1997. No other country in the world is trying to return to a site ruled out as geologically unsuitable in a previous inquiry. Adding high-level wastes to the gas-generating long-lived wastes that were originally intended to be buried on the site at Longlands Farm will make the flow of radioactive water and gas out of the repository much harder to predict. Nirex struggled to find a sufficient volume of rock between the major faults and fractures in the area, but now the planned repository may be ten times bigger or more". "A decision to participate would overturn Cumbria and Copeland's previous decisions that deep disposal in West Cumbria would be unsafe and that Longlands Farm was unsuitable for further investigations. Members of the public will rightly ask their councillors: what has changed since the decision Cumbria County Council made in June 1999 to fill the boreholes in? The geology is still the same, the wastes are much more dangerous and the much larger volume of unfractured and unfaulted rock now needed will be impossible to find. At the same time, scientists have uncovered a lot more potential problems that increase the risk of radioactive contamination of food and water in the future, including corrosion of materials and the roles of gas and heat". "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas but this is what West Cumbria may be about to do. A trap has been set deliberately in London to make Cumbria, Copeland and Allerdale councils overturn the Nirex Inquiry findings by arguing exactly the opposite of what they said at the inquiry more than fifteen years ago. There will be no turning back: if they want to pull out in the future, they will have to find new evidence to justify another U-turn." The Lecture is part of the series of events alongside the 'Rock Solid?' Expo at Kendal Museum http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/news-12-01-23-rock-solid.php PDF of 'Rock Solid?' http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2010/9/rock-solid-a-scientific-review.pdf
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Sellafield's Radioactive Sediment and Our Cumbrian Beaches
 
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A citizen science project carried out by Radiation Free Lakeland volunteers in Cumbria UK, in collaboration with nuclear science undergraduates at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US. The accuracy of the independent report has been confirmed by the Environment Agency but they fail to acknowledge that samples were taken without the use of expensive detecting (or any) equipment, Also plutonium was not tested for, so this report while accurate does not reveal the full picture. This means that the volume and viciousness of radioactive particles being washed onto our beaches is far greater than is being admitted to. It also means the likelihood of inhalation and ingestion of particles by beach users is far greater than “low.” Read the full report here: https://web.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-042818-163234/unrestricted/IQP_Report.pdf
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Government Plot to Dump Nuclear Waste Under Cumbria
 
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Her Majesty's Government plot exposed. If Cumbrians continue to oppose a geological nuclear dump under their beautiful land Lord O'Neill, celebrated member of the Humanist Society advocates a more "aggressive" approach. Meanwhile the press keeps schtum and says nothing about this abuse of human rights. Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Energy, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) plots with the House of Lords to dump heat generating nuclear waste under Cumbria in a mine 25km square and 1000m deep. Michael Fallon MP tells the House of Lords.. it is "not right a county council should have a veto over a GDR* a wider county has no real direct interest in the siting of a GDR that the consultation has already ended on the GDR siting. *GDR - Geological Disposal Repository / Nuclear Dump All of these statements are untrue Of course the County Council has a very real and direct "interest" there is NOTHING more important to Cumbria than the Government's push to dump existing and future heat generating nuclear waste in a mega mine under Cumbria. This is of "real interest" not only to Cumbria but also to our neighbours across the Irish Sea and beyond. The CONsultation is of course a sham but it has NOT yet ended- due to the Government's incompetence it is extended to 19th Dec. Lets be honest why would they even bother being competent on a sham CONsultation the outcome of which they have predetermined. Our only hope is to RESIST it is clear that Government is desperate to be seen to have a solution to the nuclear waste problem in order to go ahead with insane new build... and dumping it under Cumbria is IT. NO!! Cumbria County Council had a right of veto under the Governments own rules of engagement on the 'Managing Radioactive Waste Safely' process. Cumbria County Council has a real and direct interest in opposing and halting the proposed geological dumping of heat generating radioactive waste in a mine 25km square and 1000m deep Neighbouring Counties and Countries have a real and direct interest in opposing and halting the proposed geological dumping of heat generating radioactive waste in a mine 25km square and 1000m deep and the CONsultation has been extended to 19th December due to Government incompetence in giving out false contact information for submissions. http://wildar4.wix.com/radiation-free-land Michael Fallon's false testimony to the House of Lords Select Committee On Science and Technology made on Tuesday 10 December, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster At 10.45am
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Lake District Nuclear Plan: #StopMoorside
 
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You may not have heard much about “Moorside” in Cumbria. It would be the “BIGGEST NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE” and it has been SLAMMED BY an EXPERT REPORT The report describes the proposed Reactors in Cumbria as being: • Not fit for purpose • too great a risk to public health and safety • high, probability of Containment System failure • significant releases of radioactivity directly into the environment • post accident radiation doses to the public could be one hundred to one thousand times higher than those assumed by Westinghouse.. Between the Lakeland Mountains and the Irish Sea lays the delightful village of Beckermet. This small West Lakeland village is holding its breath. Not because of the proposed pylons across Cumbria, but because of what would be at the end of those pylons. Namely “the biggest nuclear development in Europe” just 700 metres from the village school. A new report by Edinburgh Energy and Environment Consultancy and written by Pete Roche has been commissioned through crowd funding by Cumbrian nuclear safety campaign group Radiation Free Lakeland. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2988356/ap1000_reactor_design_is_dangerous_and_not_fit_for_purpose.html
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Stop Moorside Advent Calendar 2016
 
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Stop Moorside Advent Calendar for 2016 The images are just some of the increasingly rare wildlife to be found on the 1400 acre greenfield site north of Sellafield which includes the floodplain of the river Ehen, ancient woodland and miles of ancient hedgerows. - the audio is from CFM radio .... Anti-nuclear campaigners are calling a new report into Moorside a "shocking eye opener" Anti-nuclear campaigners are calling a new report into Moorside a "shocking eye opener" Posted on Monday 21 November 2016 The Moorside Project is expected to get the go-ahead in 2018- with the promise of 21,000 jobs for our area- based in West Cumbria. But there are now fresh concerns over the planned designs of nuclear generators- which they say are a serious risk to the public. Marrianne Birkby from Radiation Free Lakeland says the report highlights numerous safety concerns. "It's a shocking eye opener, we're really hoping it's going to be a wake up call..." http://www.cfmradio.co.uk/localnews/anti-nuclear-campaigners-are-calling-a-new-report-into-moorside-a-shocking-eye-opener/ AP1000 "Dangerous and Not Fit for Purpose" http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2988356/ap1000_reactor_design_is_dangerous_and_not_fit_for_purpose.html
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