climate change, coal, coal mining, cumbria, earthquakes, Fracking, induced seismicity, nuclear waste, Sellafield, UK
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole
PRESS RELEASE 18.10.21
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EARTHQUAKE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FOR COAL MINE NEAR SELLAFIELD?
(note: coal mining produces more and bigger earthquakes than the now banned fracking industry.)
Photo credit: David Autumns “The End of an Era”.
A new highly automated submarine coal mine planned for the Irish Sea off the Cumbria Coast “is likely” to cause earthquakes. In a worst case scenario this would affect the Sellafield nuclear waste site. Intensively radioactive holding ponds containing spent nuclear fuel and other high level wastes could rupture, releasing their contents into air, ground water and the Irish Sea.
This is one of the reasons nuclear safety group Radiation Free Lakeland are urging a Traffic Light System at least as stringent as that for fracking to be included in the Conditions being thrashed out now behind the now closed doors of the public inquiry.
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