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UK planning a new coal mine near Sellafield Nuclear Site.
West Cumbria Mining plan to use existing disused Anhydrite Mine drifts to access new coal seams under the Irish Sea. This would involve pumping old contaminated water from the flooded anhydrite mine drifts into the Irish Sea causing a double whammy of pollution for marine life and stress on the existing hydrology of West Cumbria. It is common local knowledge that the anhydrite mine (Marchon Chemical Plant) supplied sulfuric acid worldwide for soap and fertiliser less common knowledge that the nuclear industry absolutely relies on enormous amounts of sulfuric acid for all sorts of processes from uranium mining to nuclear fuel reprocessing. You can help the National Trust and others stop the coal mine plan in its tracks by pledging here.