THANKS TO THE MAGNIFICENT SUPPORT FROM MANY, MANY PEOPLE, WE AND ASSOCIATED CAMPAIGNS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN HALTING THIS CRAZY PROCESS!
On Jan 30th 2013 Cumbria County Council decided to withdraw from the search for a site to host high and intermediate level nuclear waste in West Cumbria.
This is the motion that received 7 votes in favour and 3 against:
Not to participate in stage 4 thereby excluding the Allerdale and Copeland areas of Cumbria from further consideration in the MRWS process and to encourage the Government to make the necessary investment to improve surface storage facilities at Sellafield, (taking account of the findings of the National Audit Office report HC 630 dated 7 November 2012).
Here are the draft minutes of their momentous meeting http://councilportal.cumbria.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=117&MId=7230&Ver=4
We will keep this website open for the records it contains. After all, we thought it was over when the Nirex appeal was dismissed in 1997……….. read on
- Worried about nuclear waste?
- Worried about the future of the Lake District?
- Confused about what the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely ‘Partnership’ has been doing in West Cumbria?
- Hoping that it won’t affect you, your children or your children’s children or all the other people after them ? And the millions of visitors who flock here every year?
- Do you love the beauty of the Solway Plain and the rugged mountains & valleys of Eskdale and Ennerdale? These are the most likely sites to be considered for the dump!
Welcome to the website which explores the topsy-turvy world of nuclear waste policy and exposes the way the Government is mishandling it.
Save Our Lake District – Don’t Dump Cumbria ! has been formed to counter proposals to find a place somewhere in West Cumbria to dump High and Intermediate level radioactive waste. It will be close to the Lake District National Park, or even underneath it. Although it would create some jobs in the nuclear sector, it would threaten other parts of the local economy. We welcome support from anyone, whether pro-nuclear or anti-nuclear, and irrespective of political affiliation.
Something needs to be done about nuclear waste but the Government has decided, without full research and ignoring scientific uncertainties, that deep underground disposal is the answer – for hundreds of thousands of years…
Our campaign has already persuaded the 3 Councils in Cumbria to pull back from the rush to ‘volunteer’ to host a nuclear dump – this was announced October 1st 2012.
There’s a 3 month delay. See what you can do to help get a sensible solution …..
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