South Lakeland action group take nuclear fight to Whitehall

The Westmorland Gazette: South Lakes activists outside Whitehall South Lakes activists outside Whitehall

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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6:47pm Thu 5 Dec 13

hikuky says...

100/ on no nuke dump support!!!
100/ on no nuke dump support!!! hikuky

9:04am Fri 6 Dec 13

Nightblogger says...

Good for them, it is a free society. The silent majority I canvass seem more than happy with the idea. It is our nuclear waste so we must deal with it. I see no reason why Cumbria should miss out on the economic benefits of extending our involvement in the nuclear industry and drawing in huge investment and some jobs. We are also one of the safest places in the UK for deep disposal. I don't think locals are as opposed to the idea as these campaigners claim.
Good for them, it is a free society. The silent majority I canvass seem more than happy with the idea. It is our nuclear waste so we must deal with it. I see no reason why Cumbria should miss out on the economic benefits of extending our involvement in the nuclear industry and drawing in huge investment and some jobs. We are also one of the safest places in the UK for deep disposal. I don't think locals are as opposed to the idea as these campaigners claim. Nightblogger

2:54pm Fri 6 Dec 13

marianneb says...

One of the safest places in the UK for deep 'disposal' ...really? Even the Australians said no to deep 'disposal' of nuclear waste in their Pangea geology, hot dry and miles from any settlements. Nuclear cheerleaders really will say and do anything to continue the nuclear agenda even the promotion of dumping heat generating nuclear waste under Cumbria.... The majority say No, have a look at the map of Parish Councils who have said no. We are now going to be subjectd to propaganda from a consortium of marketing companies ahead of "focussing and learning" about the "huge opportunity" that awaits Cumbria unless ....
One of the safest places in the UK for deep 'disposal' ...really? Even the Australians said no to deep 'disposal' of nuclear waste in their Pangea geology, hot dry and miles from any settlements. Nuclear cheerleaders really will say and do anything to continue the nuclear agenda even the promotion of dumping heat generating nuclear waste under Cumbria.... The majority say No, have a look at the map of Parish Councils who have said no. We are now going to be subjectd to propaganda from a consortium of marketing companies ahead of "focussing and learning" about the "huge opportunity" that awaits Cumbria unless .... marianneb

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