Radiation Free Lakeland have been given access to files relating to Springfields Nuclear Fuel plant near Preston. Shining a spotlight on Springfields is more important than ever with the Toshiba Westinghouse operation gearing up to produce “high burn” nuclear fuel for the much hyped “nuclear renaissance.” Have we so sold our souls to the nuclear industry’s sweet lies that we no longer care to look at the radioactive waste going into the river Ribble, Clifton Marsh landfill, the Irish Sea, the air and our DNA? This is from 1991 – nothing has changed apart from the accelerating and ever more entrenched nuclear juggernaught coming our way and the disbanding of Radmil the county council’s independent radiation monitors. From Lancashire Evening Post 1991: Lancashire County Council is to seek assurances that commercial considerations are not preventing lower radioactive discharges into the River Ribble. Council leader Coun Louise Ellman said emissions of radioactive waste from British Nuclear Fuels’ Springfields plant must be the lowest possible. She also called on BNFL not to pump increased amounts of radioactive waste into the Ribble.
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