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International Update: Nuclear Waste Burial Schemes in the UK, Sweden and US
Speakers provide updates from other countries exploring or pursuing deep geological repositories for nuclear waste. Join this session to explore why the NWMO’s claim of an “international consensus” about nuclear waste burial is at best a consensus of the nuclear club and their supporters, while opposition persists in response to actual industry burial plans. Speakers: • Miles Goldstick, Sweden • Marianne Birkby, UK • Tim Judson, US Week Three of Nuclear Waste Online 2023 webinar series. Go to www.knownuclearwastec.ca to learn more.
Radiation Free Lakeland
Edge of Lake District Nuclear Dump:GDF?
Like Terminator the Government Plan for a so called "Geological Disposal Facility" ie deep nuclear dump, keeps coming back despite Cumbria having said NO repeatedly because of the complex and fractured geology. Last Friday 18th June 2021 Lakes Against Nuclear Dump (a Radiation Free Lakeland campaign) met with local people living adjacent to Millom Deer Park/Ghyll Scuar Quarry. Locals had not heard that the Quarry had been put forward by a former Sellafield manager as a candidate site for the entrance to a "Geological Disposal Facility". A GDF is the plan to dump heat generating wastes deep underground, in this case under the Irish Sea Aggregate Industries who have a lease on the Quarry until 2045 have had nothing to do with the proposal that their quarry site (which has been a good, if dusty and noisy, neighbour to local people for many years and looked after the adjacent ancient woodland ) should end up being the above surface facilities for a deep nuclear dump for the most dangerous and long lived wastes known to man. 2045 is about the time when Govnt want to start to 'implement" the diabolic plan. All the people we spoke to locally are incredulous and angry that Radioactive Waste Management should even consider the southernmost tip of Copeland, which is as near to Morecambe as it is to Sellafield, as a candidate site for a GDF entrance. Equally there is astonishment that the few people on the Allerdale and Copeland “Working Groups” are claiming to speak for the whole of Cumbria not to mention Cumbria’s neighbours across the Irish Sea, the Duddon Estuary and Morecambe Bay - all of which (and more) would be impacted by the plan for a GDF. Cumbria has already said no repeatedly to the plan, the geology has not changed. We believe the “Working Groups” are looking to move to the next stage of “Community Partnership” - what “Community” are they representing ? Does that “Community” know that intentional burial and designed leakage of nuclear wastes not to mention heat generating wastes ( “up to” 100 degrees C ) under the sea is in breach of a number of international treaties? for more info please check out our campaign page https://www.lakesagainstnucleardump.com/ NOTE: Great News that Ghyll Scaur Quarry has now been "removed" from consideration for access for a deep nuclear dump (along with the area that is being considered for inclusion in a possible National Park extension). However that leaves EVERYWHERE else. No Geo Nuke Dump - anywhere! https://copeland.workinginpartnership.org.uk/working-group-area/
Radiation Free Lakeland
DELIVERING A DEEP NUCLEAR DUMP: RWM Presentation to South Copeland Partnership Dec 2020
Radioactive Waste Management are the latest in the long line of UK government quango's with the remit to "Deliver" a deep nuclear dump. Cumbria has already said no repeatedly - but the law has been changed to remove Cumbria County Council's right of veto (CCC have previously rejected the plan multiple times). This time any one can volunteer anywhere and all there needs to be is a 'test of public support' what that test is remains unexplained. The few "leaders" on the "Working Groups" of Allerdale and Copeland do not represent the public view on the unwanted, scientifically unworkable and deeply dangerous Nuclear Dump Plan! There is a petition by Lakes Against Nuclear Dump (a Radiation Free Lakeland campaign) 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
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