Sunday, 30 October 2011
MRWS - Halloween Special
Use No 30
MANAGING RADIOACTIVE WASTES SAFELY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The Scariest Halloween Story is the one where the nasties appear as
respectable types who say “Don’t Worry Everything is OK!” The viewer
has a hunch that there will be an inevitable doom laden slide to a scary
With nice timing for the scary Halloween season the Managing Radioactive
Wastes Safely Partnership have produced a draft consultation document
which will be used to continue promoting the “steps towards geological
disposal” of high level nuclear wastes in Cumbria’s leaky geology.
The document which will be discussed in Egremont this thursday says:
"We wanted to be ‘confident in the integrity of the BGS (British Geological
Our initial opinions are:
BGS study. We are confident in the integrity of the BGS screening report
because it has been endorsed by two independent reviewers and there is no
significant criticism of the study’s integrity from elsewhere".
Really? “No significant Criticism” ?
What about the significant criticism from:
The Nirex Inspector
Members of the original Committee on Radioactive Waste Management
Dr Helen Wallace- author of the Rock Solid? Scientific review
Dr Rachel Western – former employee of Nirex- researcher for Cumbrian
Friends of the Earth groups
Professor David Smythe – former employee of Nirex
Tim Farron MP
There are many more significant criticisms!
The good news is that unlike the viewer or reader of a scary Halloween
story, Cumbria has the wherewithal to stop the slide into the unfathomable