The following is a Guest Blog from a close neighbour of the proposed Moorside Project. Seven years ago we were horrified to learn that RWE, with the backing of DECC and the government, were planning on building a nuclear power plant on fields immediately behind us. We were even less impressed to find that we had just two weeks to formulate a response which might help protect us. Despite having no knowledge we did it. We even stood up to the bullying MPs of the Select Committee, who tried to cut short our measly 15 minute allocation. Along with so many others we eventually managed to get sense to prevail and the Kirksanton and Braystones submissions were both abandoned. E.on RWE and subsequently Germany as a whole, abandoned nuclear expansion. Today, the reasons given by government for abandoning Braystones and Kirksanton remain just as valid and apply too, to the Moorside site. Anyway, we heaved a sigh of relief. We could now get back to enjoying a peaceful retirement in our chosen location; one which our family has had connections with for 100 years. Now, the Big Boys are back: this time with plans to build a three reactor site. They even came up with a brand new name for the area, “Moorside” a green field site that has been re-labelled a brown field site for no good reason.
Radiation Free Lakeland 13th June 2016 read more »
NuGen is investigating how bat roosts close to the Moorside development will be affected by upcoming work. Earlier in the year, ecological specialists from Amec Foster Wheeler identified trees, buildings and other structures that have the potential to hold bat roosts and the teams are now returning to these locations to carry out bat roost surveys to see how they can mitigate the effect of the work and consider the possibility of relocating the roosts if necessary.
Whitehaven News 14th June 2016 read more »