ELECTRICITY company National Grid has announced a new consultation on its plans to connect Cumbria’s proposed nuclear new build to the electricity network. It will hold 30 public events in both Cumbria and Lancashire, starting with one in Rampside Village Hall on Tuesday November 1 to discuss the £2.8bn project. These events will see the firm explain the technologies which will be used to connect the grid to NuGen’s planned development at Moorside, near Sellafield. The company has been working on these plans for six years of work and say they have tried to find a balance between protecting landscapes and passing costs onto bill payers.
NW Evening Mail 16th Oct 2016 read more »
Weʼre raising £2,000 to Stop Moorside: Save Cumbria (and Europe) from “the Biggest Nuclear Development in Europe” In Cumbria the nuclear industry tell us that we have one month to “have our say” on the design of the proposed new reactors. Meanwhile in between Blackpool and Preston is the Springfields site which produces nuclear fuel from uranium hexaflouride. The Springfields site is gearing up to produce “high burn” fuel for the proposed new reactors. The reactors would be AP1000’s – there is no secondary containment on these reactors, just a big water tank on top which would drizzle down “passive cooling’ in the event of an accident. With your help we would like to commission a report into the dodgy reactor design. These Westinghouse Toshiba AP1000 reactors should not be built anywhere…and the plan is to build them on greenfields and floodplain next to Sellafield! Join the Resistance and Stop Moorside. All donations big or small will be so helpful …together we can Stop Moorside. If you cannot donate, then spread the word, sign the Stop Moorside petition at 38Degrees and most of all RESIST!
Just Giving 17th Oct 2016 read more »