Yesterday evening the Mayor of Copeland and Nugen hosted a number of meetings in West Cumbria regarding letters that were sent out to residents from Terraquest. The letters had worried people that their homes were at risk of compulsory purchase due to the new Moorside nuclear power station. At Mirehouse Labour Club in Whitehaven, around 150 people turned up for the public meeting. For most people at the meeting, there was a distinct lack of understanding due to “poor communications from Nugen.” The meeting was heated from the start, with strong opinions from the public as well as high levels of anxiety over the proposals to site up to 4,000 temporary workers in close proximity to Mirehouse for the next 10-12 years.
RAAI 7th April 2016 read more »
An Open Letter to the Mayor of Copeland : Mike Starkie from Radiation Free Lakeland. Dear Mayor Mike, Thank you for organising the meetings regarding the rather intimidating letters from NuGen. People are understandably upset about the possible compulsory purchase of their homes in order to clear a space for the building of temporary accommodation for thousands of nuclear workers. We are a voluntary group and have many members based in Copeland who feel that they are on an unstoppable ride to untried untested new reactors. They feel that any consultation which does not allow for an unequivocal NO but merely looks for ideas on “mitigation” is a token gesture to democracy. What has not been made public by NuGen or the government is the “population mixing” aspect of bringing in thousands of temporary workers to what is an essentially rural area.
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