Since 2017 Radiation Free Lakeland have been asking questions about the risks to Sellafield from the proposed coal mine. The replies from the top regulators Office for Nuclear Regulation are deeply unimpressive and in many respects deeply uninformed and just plain wrong for instance they accepted advice that the water would be coming from the public water supply (hundreds of cubic metres PER HOUR) rather than from the Byerstead Fault and mined out voids.
Radiation Free Lakeland 6th May 2021 read more »
Cumbria County Council has announced it is “neutral” on the fate of a new coal mine proposed in Whitehaven, saying it is neither for nor against. The intervention is likely to further diminish the chances that the project will ever get built. Cumbria Council originally granted planning permission for the mine – intended to extract coking coal for the steel industry – in October 2020.
iNews 6th May 2021 read more »