Tens of Thousands of Signatures Smugly Airbrushed Away by Four People.
The Four people in question are the four members of Copeland Borough Council's Executive Committee led by Mayor Starkie and Deputy Mayor David Moore- both of whom are very keen to tell the world that Copeland is the most "nuclear savvy" Borough in the UK. There is a school of thought that just maybe they mean "nuclear saps" who will accept any nuclear developments whatever the real costs. The Executive Committee does not represent the view of Borough Councillors never mind the wider public (neither of whom were asked if they wanted to join in the GDF Partnership and carry out invasive tests in order to Deliver a deep hot sub-sea nuclear dump).
If the meeting today is a taste of the tricksy "test of support" for a deep nuclear waste dump then Cumbria, our neighbours across the sea and marine life is in deep trouble.
The Petition so airily dismissed is 'Save the Whale and the Snail: Stop Nuclear Waste Services Blasting the Irish Sea.'
Folk from Cumbria gathered today outside the Copeland Centre in Whitehaven to make a statement and present the additional tens of thousands of signatures to the petition.
There was singing and kindred thoughts sent out to the marine life of the Irish Sea. Marine life which is seen as so much collateral damage in order to deliver the first salvo in the new nuclear waste war on the ocean cradling the Cumberland Coast.
If unchecked, unresisted, unstopped this will end with a deep
hot festering bubbling nuclear dump under the Irish Sea bed.
The meeting can be heard here :