Absent from the Stage 2 public consultation on Moorside, starting on 14th May, will be detailed plans of the exact location and extent of the sub-seabed cooling tunnels and associated marine facilities because the offshore geotechnical survey designed specifically to pinpoint these vital components of the Moorside project will only start in early May and is unlikely to be completed by the end of the consultation on 30th July. In its 22nd April letter to NuGen’s CEO Tom Samson, CORE has described the absence of cooling system data for the three projected Westinghouse AP1000 reactors as wholly unacceptable in effectively disenfranchising consultees and thereby reducing the credibility of the consultation process. The failure to provide the data must also undermine the validity of the Development Consent Order (DCO) application expected to be made by NuGen next year – an application to the Secretary of State (for the Department of Energy & Climate Change) that will be underpinned by consultation responses designed to ‘help to shape the Moorside project’
CORE 24th April 2016 read more »
Many of you will have seen the article in the Guardian and other national papers on the “fury over Lake District Pylons” quite a few of us have commented on the Guardian website about it, and have written about the superficial focus on the pylons on the blog and in letters to the press time and again. One thing people can do is to lobby Friends of the Lake District about their superficial focus on the pylons when the only way to actually stop the pylons is to put their weight behind the campaign already supported by over 9000 people to stop the far greater threat to health and the environment.
Radiation Free Lakeland 24th April 2016 read more »