In desperation at declining industry and limited employment prospects, West Cumbria has volunteered our county for consideration. Due to sensitivity of the subject and high risks involved, the government is only able to consider locations offered by councils on a voluntary basis. Allerdale and Copeland are the only counties in the whole of the country to have done so. Therefore the government is forced into finding a location for the dump in Cumbria- despite it's unsuitability for the purpose.
In the 90s the government conducted a thorough investigation of the suitability of Cumbria as a location for long term storage for medium to high level radioactive waste. The NIREX report concluded that the geology was not sound and would risk radioactive contamination of our groundwater.
THE ONLY WAY WE CAN STOP THIS IS TO CONVINCE CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL TO WITHDRAW IT'S OFFER.
They will not do this unless we put pressure on them and let them know we will not allow them to turn our homeland into a toxic wasteland. Time is limited. We need to do this NOW.
The plan is to raise awareness (many people are still unaware this is even happening), rally support and create an event which will show the county council we are opposed to their plans.