An Open letter to All Allerdale Borough Councillors, Nuclear Laundry. Radiation Free Lakeland have been making waves about the new nuclear laundry operating on the Lillyhall Business Park. Immediately following a complaint sent in to the Local Government Ombudsman Allerdale Borough Council finally admitted that the Energy Coast Laundry has been operating for a full year illegally without planning permission. Allerdale B.C. now have a golden opportunity to stop the nuclear laundry operating on the Lillyhall Business Park. The ‘Energy Coast Laundry”s’ own website boasts that they are an “effective provider of laundry services to the Nuclear Industry. With the capability to launder significant quantities of quality finished garments, we meet the operational needs of our customers in a safe and cost effective way. We are determined to ensure we also look after our environment and show complete adherence to our permits and licences.” Meanwhile this new nuclear laundry has been operating for a full year without the necessary planning permission and there has been no scrutiny afforded by either the public or up until now by the council. It is clear that this laundry is geared up to service not only Sellafield but also the wider nuclear industry with nuclear laundry likely to be travelling through the Lake District to Lillyhall from for example Heysham and further afield.
Radiation Free Lakeland 29th June 2019 read more »