The Army will arrive at Sellafield nuclear plant this afternoon to provide additional security in response to the national ‘critical’ terror threat. Armed troops are being deployed to guard “key locations” across the UK, after the prime minister raised the threat level to ‘critical’, putting Operation Temperer into action. Armed officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, which polices nuclear sites including Sellafield, are being redeployed to support other forces across the UK.
ITV 24th May 2017 read more »
David Hookes (Scientists for Global Responsibility) went canvassing in Copeland. Here is his report to Merseyside Momentum members: Canvassing in Copeland was very revealing- the housing estate I visited was utterly decrepit- it should have been demolished and rebuilt years ago. A number of residents mentioned that the recent MP who had resigned had taken a very well paid job at Sellafield from which he had originated. So he had neglected the constituency waiting for a better job back at his old employer (a factor not mentioned by BBC hysterical anti-Corbyn reporting). Some of the anti-Corbyn propaganda had influenced a few voters however but when asked about what they did not like about him they were not very forthcoming. Clearly a Labour leader who is not an enthusiast for nuclear power will have problems in this constituency. I think Corbyn should have confronted the issue head-on and produced the facts: about childhood leukaemia near Sellafield, the high levels of Caesium 137 in the Irish sea, the as yet unquantified cost of nuclear energy
Nuclear Industries 11th March 2017 read more »