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To: Health and Safety Executive of the UK

Stop Fossil Fuel Extraction Near Nuclear Installations

Stop Fossil Fuel Extraction Near Nuclear Installations

In your role as protectors of the Health and Safety of UK citizens, we ask you to urge HM Government to effect an immediate ban on the extraction of fossil fuels within 10 miles of Nuclear Installations.

Why is this important?

Currently there is no limit at all on the proximity of fossil fuel extraction to nuclear installations despite the known risks of induced seismic activity.

Given the vast uncertainty regarding the classification of nuclear materials at both Sellafield in Cumbria and Springfields in Lancashire at the very least there should be a moratorium on fossil fuel extraction within the vicinity of nuclear installations. We call for an immediate ban on the extraction of fossil fuels near nuclear installations while a comprehensive inquiry is undertaken. This inquiry should include the worst-case scenarios that could result…

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