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polar bears and nuclear sub
(Note that the USFWS comment deadline at 11.59 pm US ET on Saturday, will be 4.59 am on Sunday in the UK: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/polar-bear-plan-must-include-impact-of-radionuclides-comment-deadline-sat-19-sept-1159-pm-et-dc-ny-us-fisheries-wildlife-service/)

Dear Tim

It is extremely worrying and depressing to think that the activities of the civilian and military nuclear industries at Sellafield and BAeSystems, Barrow in Furness and elsewhere are damaging wildlife such as polar bears in the Arctic which are also a good indicator of the damage being done to us (link above).

Before we build any more nuclear weapons, power stations or other nuclear facilities, we need a proper independent investigation into the damage being caused by the nuclear industries to public health and the environment.

I would be grateful if you could ask the Secretary of State for such an independent investigation.

Yours sincerely
Concerned Citizen-Radiation Free Lakeland Supporter [1]

17 September 2015

Thank you very much for your recent email with regard to the need for the Government to commission an independent investigation into the environmental damage from nuclear industries.

I am pleased to confirm that I have written to the Secretary of State to present this proposition and to ask for her comprehensive consideration of the question. I will write again, when I have received the response.

With best wishes
Yours sincerely
Tim Farron MP

About Tim Farron, new Lib Dem leader: http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/tim-farron/1591

Note that research indicates that about 48% of Sellafield radioactive iodine 129 (and presumably other emissions such as Cesium 137, plutonium, technetium, tritium), end up in the Arctic: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/radio-iodine-from-nuclear-energy-causes-climate-change-polar-bear-comment-deadline-on-saturday-one-minute-to-midnight/

BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company headquartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide. It is among the world’s largest defence contractors; it ranked as the second-largest based on applicable 2012 revenues.[5] Its largest operations are in the United Kingdom and United States, where its BAE Systems Inc. subsidiary is one of the six largest suppliers to the US Department of Defense. Other major markets include Australia, India and Saudi Arabia. The company was formed on 30 November 1999 by the £7.7 billion merger of two British companies; Marconi Electronic Systems (MES) – the defence electronics and naval shipbuilding subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc (GEC) – and British Aerospace (BAe) – an aircraft, munitions and naval systems manufacturer.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAE_Systems (Emphasis our own).

(1) The above mails were forwarded to us via Marianne Birkby of Radiation Free Lakeland, who is currently on leave of absence. Blog site is here: https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com Emphasis our own.