Radiation Free Lakeland are lobbying for independent radiation monitoring in the North West. This used to be carried out by Radiation Monitoring in Lancashire – RADMIL – which was disbanded a few years ago due to council cuts.
Multi-national private companies taking on lucrative government contracts to “decommission” nuclear plants are essentially self regulating, such as the landfill at Lillyhall which accepted “non exempt” 3 bags of low level and one bag of intermediate level waste from Sellafield. The Environment Agency said they were satisfied that the company running the landfill was “unaware” of Sellafield’s actions. So no prosecution against the private company was made. The Environment Agency are the government body policing radioactive releases to the environment. They are being crafted to become increasingly a watchdog that does not bark, or even look.
Please write to the Chief Scientist at Lancashire County Scientific Services: email@example.com
and cc to Cumbria…
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