Deep mining under the sea to within 8km of Sellafield [WCM data] poses massive environmental danger via the subsidence which is inevitable – and more significantly – the potential for earth tremors damaging the facilities at the nuclear site. The local geology is known to be massively faulted. The geology that WCM plans to mine is completely connected to the geology underneath Sellafield which houses one of the largest stockpiles of nuclear material in Europe, if not the world. Any earth tremor caused by mining or subsidence would have catastrophic effects in terms of a nuclear emergency bringing massive danger to life over a vast area Such a nuclear emergency would affect not only the Cumbrian coast, but the entire UK and other nations as well. Remember Chernobyl – and that effect here in Cumbria. Have neighbouring nations been consulted on this proposal? While no one can predict exactly what potential subsidence or earth tremor may result from the mining operations – it is this very real but unknown potential that is the threat.
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