Letter to Communities Secretary, Michael Gove. MP. Dear Sir, Thank you so much for creating the Irish Sea Marine Conservation Zone. it is very important to protect the animals and fish that use this area as their home. I am concerned however about what is going to be happening in the Irish Sea with something the people in this area, of West Cumbria, were never consulted about or informed of; the seismic testing for delivery of sub-sea nuclear vaults under the Irish Sea, where a ship in the Irish Sea will fire blasts of sound from air guns every ten seconds for four weeks or more. As far as I understand, the sound penetrates deep under the ocean floor to relay information about the geology. A lot of these creatures whose habitat is in this area could be damaged forever. I believe the effects from the blasting can cause deafness, impair ability to navigate and to find food for creatures like whales, dolphins and seals. Is it worth destroying the habitat of these creatures, damaging their way of life, when nuclear waste is far safer stored above ground where it can be monitored properly for the generations in the future. I worked for BNFL and we were promised that we would not become the nuclear dump for the UK or the world. If we are to become a nuclear dump here in West Cumbria, without consultation, I would certainly prefer it be stored above ground where it can be monitored properly. It would be a neglection of our duty to future generations to bury this highly radioactive material underground where it will not be monitored and over time where it can through deterioration, end up seeping into the sea.
Radiation Free Lakeland 17th May 2022 read more »