West Cumbria is being treated like a “third world colony” over plans for a new nuclear power station. That’s the view of a leading Allerdale councillor as he responded to the latest consultation on the proposed Moorside plant at Sellafield. The council’s executive committee met on Wednesday to discuss its response to the second phase of consultation on the plans. Councillors accused NuGen, the consortium behind the project, of seeking to suck resources and profit out of west Cumbria without any tangible community benefits. Councillor Mike Heaslip said: “I’m getting used to the idea of what it’s like to live in a third world colony, because that’s how we’re treated.” He accused the consortium of trying to buy west Cumbria’s support for “a bag of coloured beads”.
Carlisle News and Star 14th July 2016 read more »