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Millom and Haverigg being conned by nuclear industry over waste dump, claims former councillor.

 A Millom resident, who recently resigned from her local council in disgust
at the shenanigans she witnessed, has claimed that the residents and
elected members of Millom and Haverigg and surrounding villages are
‘being conned’ with lies and false promises from Nuclear Waste Services
and some members of the local South Copeland GDF Community Partnership.

Only last month, Jan Bridget founded the Millom and District against the
Nuclear Dump campaign group as a voice for local people who are opposed to
the proposal to bring a nuclear waste dump to the South-West of Cumbria.

The waste dump or Geological Disposal Facility (as Nuclear Waste Services
prefers to call it) will be final resting place for the high-level
radioactive waste generated by Britain’s civil and military programmes
over the last seventy years.

One catalyst for local opposition has been
NWS’s plan to ‘sound blast’ the Irish Sea to determine if the geology
of the seabed could host the waste dump. Almost 50,000 individuals have
signed an online petition in opposition to the plan, whilst environmental
and conservation groups have registered their concerns that the health of
marine wildlife will be seriously compromised.

To date, the local and national authorities have been deaf to these objections. Over the last
month, the Millom and District group has become an effective local force
opposing plans for a dump. Nearly 400 local people have so far joined, and
members have been active with a protest by 19 local people outside an
NWS-organised community consultation event in Haverigg, and a door-to-door
delivery campaign completed with activists posting almost 5,000 leaflets
through letter boxes. As a member of Millom Town Council, Jan spoke up for
the objectors, but, from the hostile response she received from several
fellow Councillors involved with the Community Partnership, it soon became
clear that her lone voice was unwelcome in the council chamber, and the
atmosphere turned so toxic that Jan felt unable to stay.

 NFLA 18th July 2022


July 18, 2022 - Posted by | oceans, opposition to nuclear, UK

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