Co-Ordinated Nukiller Waste Train Protests On July 23rd

DRS [ Direct Rail Services ] is the company which transports nukiller waste along the railways.

On July 23rd DRS will be holding an open day at their Crewe depot.

Anti-nukiller power activists from the Close Capenhurst Campaign will be leafleting the train spotters who will be attending this event.

This protest will be held between 10.30. & 14.30.

The protest may last to 15.00. if there are enough people to do so on the day

We still need more activists to come along and help out on the day.

At the same time there will be co-ordinated events outside some of the other railways stations this muck is taken through.

If you can make it to Crewe, or want more info about these events, then please do contact the Close Capenhurst Campaign.

Countering Capenhurst Issue 7 – June Ending 2016

Countering Capenhurst Issue 7 – June Ending 2016

New Reports

The Nuclear Free Local Authorities have just publish their Policy Briefing 145: Nuclear security concerns – how secure is the UK civil nuclear sector?

Nuclear security concerns – how secure is the UK civil nuclear sector?

This report raises a lot of current concerns about the nukiller power industry.

E.g.

– The fast emerging threat from drones

– Risks from an attack on a nuclear material transport

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– Cyber security concerns

Co-Ordinated Waste Train Protests

– Saturday July 23rd.

This is the DRS [ Direct Rail Services ] open day at Crewe.

There will be some activists leafleting outside of the DRS Crewe depot that day.

There will also be co-ordinate leafleting sessions outside many of the railway stations which nukiller waste trains go though.

So far confirmed leafleting sessions include two in London, Bridgewater, Carnforth in Cumbria, and various locations in North Wales.

Full details of these protests will be published at the start of July.

What the Hex?

Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride is a nukiller waste product which is stored in very large quantities in the grounds at Capenhurst.

New publications

Updated Leaflets

We have just updated our leaflets about nukiller waste transport.

Chester Beware !

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Warrington Beware !

New Stickers.

There are new sheets of stickers with the CCC logo on them.

We would like to thank the Footprint Workers Co-op for the Solidarity support they gave in printing them for us.

Yet More on the Urenco Partnership with the Science Museum

Urenco have given put more information about their sponsorship of the new Science Museum Gallery which opens later on on this your

Activists within Kick Nuclear are also aware of this, and will hold a protest outside of the museum when it opens. Though there is no exact date as to just when that will be,

 

Countering Capenhurst Issue 6 – June 2016

Current Concerns.

Much of the focus of anti-nukiller-power activists of late has focused up stopping new build at Hinkley, Wylfa, and Moorside.

This is because nukiller New Build will result in:-

– More pollution as the result of Uranium Mining.

– More Uranium Enrichment work being done at Capenhust with all the dangers which go with it.

– Much more highly radioactive waste to deal with.

That is why we continue to put a lot of our effects in to opposing such plants Continue reading Countering Capenhurst Issue 6 – June 2016

Countering Capenhurst Issue 3 – October 2015

 

This is the third issue of Countering Capenhurst.

The third issue of Countering Capenhurst is just a brief summary of all the work we are involved in doing of late. This is because many of our activities can only be summed up as working in co-operation with other anti-nukiller groups and organisations.

What Next For Capenhurst and URENCO.

New Developments.

Recent reports about the expansion of URENCO and Capenhurst give some indication of just what they intend to do at the plant in the years to come.

Here is just one of these reports: –

Urenco to complete New Mexico expansion by year-end.

The two interesting points being:-

The group invested €280.6 million ($309.5 million) in the first half of 2015 in the new enrichment facility in the USA and at its tails management facility in the UK.

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That URENCO said in March that it had pushed back the expected start date of the Capenhurst Tails Management Facility (TMF) deconversion plant to 2017.

ONR Reports.

The recent Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) report makes for some interesting reading too.

http://www.onr.org.uk/llc/2015/urenco-2.pdf

In particular see page 7 under Local Liaison Committee meeting which would seem to confirm the view that all the MOD defuelled reactor pressure vessels will land up at Capenhurst.

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On page 8 section 3 which covers Hex tailing leaks.

The other alarming alarming ONR report includes information about the the Capenhurst Tails Management Facility, which is now scheduled to start running in 2020. This plant will process the depleted uranium from the URENCO plants in both Germany & the Netherlands.

Thus there will be a lot more Uranium Hex being transported by sea & road.

What is really interesting is how the ONR classifies Capenhurst as a the following: –

Type of site: Operational, chemical plant and other facilities.

Waste from the Capenhurst plant

One of the most pointed question about Capenhurst is to be found upon the Radiation Free Lakeland blog.

So just where does the low level radioactive waste from uranium enrichment at Capenhurst and nuclear fuel manufacture at Springfields go?

CCC protest at the DRS Depot in Carlisle

LEAFLETTING AND DEMO 18th July.

Close Capenhurst Campaign are teaming up with Radiation Free Lakeland to leaflet and demonstrate against the continuing practice of hauling radioactive wastes through our city centres, towns, and villages.

The event outside the Direct Rail Services [ DRS ] Kingmoor Depot, Etterby Road, Carlisle , Cumbria CA3 9NZ, will be between 11.00. & 14.00. on Saturday July 18th

This will be the first time that any demonstration has been held at the DRS Carlisle depot, and follows on from last years leafleting session at their depot in Crewe.

CCC will continue to leaflet outside of the various railway stations through which nukiller waste is taken.

We will do this in order to show the links between nukiller new build, to increase public awareness as to just what happens at Capenhurst, and to show just what long term radioactive problems face us all.

Babcock At Capenhurst

In June a new contract was signed between Capenhurst Nuclear Services and Cavendish Nuclear.

The contract is to transfer all of the depleted Uranium which is currently stored at the Capenhurst plant in to new storage vessels.

This work will commence in 2020.

Until then the current depleted uranium, and any more which is produced, will continue to be stored in drums around the plant in the form of a Uranium Hexafluoride.

Not Just at capenhurst.

Cavendish Nuclear is a subsidiary of Babcock International, which is a major player in the nukiller power industry.

Babcock International is the world’s 26th largest arms-producing/military services company.

Yet again this illustrates the very close relationship which exists between the military and nukiller power industry.