A supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland has been doing excellent work in a series of letters to the Rt Hon Claire Perry MP in relation to fracking in Lancashire near the Springfields Nuclear Fuel site. The reply is an essay in nonchalance which is breathtaking in the wake of the supposed precautionary principle lessons learnt after Grenfell. So what do they say. “The Government has assurance that fracking does not pose a significant risk to nuclear installations based on the assessments of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.” This sounds plausible enough until you realise that the regulators rely on the Springfields site to do their own safety assessment saying “Any such assessment takes into account the distance of the operations from the site on a case-by-case basis.” We challenge anyone to prise the non existent safety assessment for the close proximity of Cuadrilla fracking (5.5 miles PNR and 2 miles Roseacre) from the Springfields Nuclear Fuel site and its associated nuclear landfill at Clifton Marsh.
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