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South Lakeland action group take nuclear fight to Whitehall
9:40am Wednesday 4th December 2013 in News
A SOUTH Lakeland action group has travelled to Whitehall to continue its fight against using Cumbria as a ‘nuclear dump’.
Radiation Free Lakeland (RaFL) descended on the streets outside the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on Tuesday, in a bid to convince energy secretary, Ed Davey, to reject plans to use the county as a store for existing and future nuclear waste.
The group say a new DECC consultation will exclude Cumbria County Council from the decision-making process. Earlier this year the council successfully rejected plans for a repository under Cumbria.
“This new process leads to only one outcome – a nuclear dump under Cumbria,” said spokeswoman, Marianne Birkby.
“We are fighting this not just for Cumbria but to stop highly radioactive waste being imposed on any community in the UK.”
Hundreds of ‘no’ letters were also hand delivered to Mr Davey.
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