Our new petition set up just last night has already received dozens of signatures - we have a long way to go before we get to the 10,000 signatures required for a debate in Parliament - but the UK does need to talk about the unwanted, scientifically unworkable and deeply dangerous Nuclear Dump Plan!
The text of the petition is :
To: Prime Minister of the UK
Stop "Delivery" of a Geological Nuclear Dump Under the Irish Sea or Anywhere Else.
Instead of bribing communities with £Millions to accept the plan to dump many decades worth of hot, high level nuclear wastes deep underground, we ask that you stop the production of ever more dangerous radioactive wastes, place a moratorium on the GDF “Delivery” plans and put all effort into containment ( not "disposal"), above ground where the waste can be monitored and repackaged as necessary. Continuing with an aggressive and scientifically inadequate push for “Delivery of a Geological Disposal Facility” merely in order to justify a new nuclear build agenda is the wrong thing to do.
THE PETITION CAN BE SIGNED & SHARED HERE https://www.lakesagainstnucleardump.com/petition
(please note just hit "Submit" once - Many Thanks!)
Comments so far :
Nuclear waste is dangerous and we are leaving a toxic legacy for future generations by burying it underground. we should not be building any more nuclear facilities but investing more in renewable energy, which does not leave this lethal waste.
It is so very dangerous to put nuclear waste underground. Please stop this mad plan.
Nuclear power was always a risky and foolish idea. Nothing has changed. We should be investing in green energy and in wasting less power. Nuclear waste is a time bomb.
Lawrence Werner Freiesleben
Until nuclear waste can be made safe it's production should cease. If politicians want to bury it they should do it in their own constituencies. We don't want it in Cumbria
Stop the further production & importation of nuclear waste, & insist on above ground containment where it can be monitored, & further safety measures implemented more easily.
Follow your own mantra, FOLLOW THE SCIENCE, not the money.
Kathleen J Conn
Stop dumping nuclear waste under the Irish Sea or anywhere else
Burying nuclear waste is not a safe way to dispose of it. The problem needs to be scientifically addressed. Until then the waste should be contained above ground and no more nuclear facilities built. Future generations deserve no less.
Whilst I am pleased that we are reducing fossil fuels like coal and gas we need to monitor nuclear waste.
Instead of bribing communities with £Millions to accept the plan to dump many decades worth of hot, high level nuclear wastes deep underground, we ask that you stop the production of ever more dangerous radioactive wastes, place a moratorium on the GDF “Delivery.
This is adding insult to injury already caused by Britain dumping nuclear waste in the Irish Sea and polluting Ireland's coastline
..Boris & Co & his PPS Trudy Harrison MP for Sellafield, KNOW THIS! Digging a hole will only slow safety & increase public cost increasing Climate Crisis. Nuclear has to find a way to get its hands on PUBLIC MONEY. It also has to silence its critics, that's why Boris is after the BBC & other PUBLIC institutions. Just like China! …
We do not want nuclear waste through Lancashire and Cumbria. It is dangerous and we do not want it. We need to think more creatively and thoughtfully.
Please stop the hugely expensive and cost-ineffective nuclear industry. We have enough highly dangerous nuclear waste that we don't know what to do with already!
No to underground dump which will cause problems for future generations with leakages contaminating the Earth. Needs to be contained above ground so can be monitored. Not ‘out of sight out of mind’