In just one day 85% of 1268 Cumbrians said NO to the nightmare of new build while NuGen peddle their “sleeping beauty” fairy story. This poll is far larger than the responses to the first NuGen CONsultation and we suspect far more representative of Cumbria. Many Sellafield workers who oppose Moorside would be reluctant to take part in a CONsultation which requires the consultee to provide personal information. At the sleepy village of Beckermet yesterday Nugen peddled their “sleeping beauty” fairy tale. I spoke to some villagers who feel absolutely wretched and desperate but also unable to organise and make a stand against the nightmare which is already beginning on the flood plain of the river Ehen and out at sea with over 300 boreholes. There was no planning permission given or “necessary” for the boreholes which were given the ok by one delegated Copeland council official. The Moorside plan “needs” no proper independent scrutiny or planning inquiry – all it needs is a Development Consent Order from government and that is due in 2017. The people of Beckermet and surrounding villages must find the strength of will to fight this and say an unequivocal NO NO NO! If allowed to continue without waking up from this nightmare it will not end well for sleepy Cumbrian villages or for our neighbours.
Radiation Free Lakeland 20th May 2016 read more »
Plans for temporary accommodation to house nuclear workers have been slammed by Copeland’s mayor. Mike Starkie told a public meeting that he was “dead against” plans by NuGen to create three villages for construction workers building its Moorside nuclear power plant. The mayor added that the incoming workers, estimated to be in the region of 4,000 people, should be “integrated into the community” rather than living in the vast temporary villages, planned for Mirehouse, Corkickle and Egremont.
Whitehaven News 19th May 2016 read more »
A series of possible designs for the new Moorside nuclear development in Cumbria have been drawn up. NuGen invited designers from around the world to come up with ideas for what would become Europe’s biggest new nuclear power plant. Here are some of the schemes have been shortlisted for different parts of the nuclear development.
ITV 20th May 2016 read more »