If you look at a satellite map of Cumbria it is obvious to all but the most wilfully nuclear blind that Sellafield is the biggest single solid concrete mass. This week’s Podium piece in the Westmorland Gazette written by John Woodcock MP for Furness invokes the Jodi Mitchell song “Big Yellow Taxi.” The famous “pave paradise” lyrics are spoken by John Woodcock to divert attention away from the growing concrete nuclear mass which he supports and to divert attention to the pylons. What a brass neck – and the Westmorland Gazette are only too happy to hand him the brasso while ignoring the main event. The Furness MP fails to mention that should Moorside be allowed to happen the most important role of the various transmission lines of pylons, would be their role in taking electricity TO the proposed Moorside nuclear reactors. I’m not sure that Joni Mitchell will be too thrilled to be called upon as a diversion from what is at the end of the pylons. Namely three reactors and associated sprawl that many including the Nuclear Free Local Authorities are saying have “significant and alarming problems …that could lead to catastrophic damage..” Incredibly this has not been reported in the Westmorland Gazette and John Woodcock MP is certainly not going to draw attention to the growing horror at what would lie at the end of the pylons.
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