Extract from the Lincolnite December 31, 2021 12.08 pm
Campaigners’ anti-nuke dump banners (and skeleton!) put on map in Google surprise
Working group attempts to tackle misconceptions
It's no barrel of laughs for campaigners but this competition winning scarecrow appearing on Google is hoping to raise awareness of their concerns over the Theddlethorpe GDF. Image: Google Maps
By Daniel JainesLocal Democracy Reporter
Campaigners fighting a nuclear storage facility in Theddlethorpe have been given an unexpected boost after the latest Google Maps Streetview update included images of their banners – and even a skeleton scarecrow.
The images, captured in November 2021 according to Google, include Hallowe’en Scarecrow competition victor Maggie Loy’s winning entry.
Radioactive Waste Management is exploring the possibility of using the village’s nearby gas terminal as an entry site to a nuclear storage facility.
Sara Bright, from Guardians of the East Coast, which is campaigning against the plans, said: “We were absolutely delighted that our message turned up on Google Street Maps, especially as it could be a number of years before any decision is made.
“Behind each sign is the stress and worry for families over an uncertain future.
“Hopefully word will spread further and people will think long and hard whether they want Lincolnshire to remain a nuclear-free county.
“We have something so precious that is worth protecting and we aren’t giving up at any stage.”
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