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Nuclear Free Local Authorities support Cumbria’s new group opposing Nuclear Waste Dump

The Nuclear Free Local Authorities have written to a new group in Cumbria
endorsing their opposition to plans to develop a nuclear waste dump. Millom
and District Against the Nuclear Dump was only established a few days ago
by a town resident and Councillor, yet the strength of feeling is such that
several hundred local people are now already backing the campaign.

Public feeling is currently running high after recent revelations by the local
campaign group, Radiation Free Lakeland, that seismic testing is due to
take place offshore over the summer. Environmentalists, marine welfare
organisations, residents, and the NFLA have all expressed their opposition
to the testing regime as there is strong scientific evidence that blasting
sound waves into the ocean repeatedly over 3-4 weeks will cause real harm
to marine wildlife.

Millom and District Against the Nuclear Dump is the latest group to manifest its opposition to testing, and in conjunction with Radiation Free Lakeland’s campaign, ‘Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole and
Nuclear Waste Out’, there are now joint plans to hold a public protest in
Haverigg this coming Saturday.

Now the Chair of the NFLA Steering
Committee, Councillor David Blackburn has written to the group’s founder,
Jan Bridget, offering the support of Nuclear Free Local Authorities to the
new group. Councillor Blackburn outlined the NFLA’s position on GDF:
“The NFLA has been opposed to a Geological Disposal Facility from the
start. Rather than dumping Britain’s nuclear waste in a big hole in the
ground or under the seabed, we favour near-site, near-surface storage under
rigorous supervision.

 NFLA 24th June 2022

June 27, 2022 - Posted by | opposition to nuclear, UK

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