These last few months we have been very busy on campaign work which is of a long term nature.
This edition of Countering Capenhurst is a brief summary of just some of this work.
One of our major projects at present is working upon a new edition of Wildlife and the Atom.
It is a study of the effects of radiation upon our fellow creature.
The pamphlet was first published by Greenpeace [ London ] in 1983, and so there are a lot of updates which are being added to it.
e.g. The effects upon wild life due to what happened, and is still going on, at Both Chernobyl and Fukushima.
We Hope to have this work published within the very near future.
Cumbrian Coal mine campaign.
There is a proposal to build a new coal mine just a few miles from Sellafield. Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole is campaigning to stop this from happening.
We fully support this campaign, and urge others to do the same.
Australian Aboriginal Flags
The Close Capenhurst Campaign has two Australian Aboriginal flags which have been used to make the point about uranium mining outside of various nukiller power plants. From now on they will also be used to make the point about stopping coal mines both in Australia, and elsewhere, on all climate change demonstrations.
Waste train Leaflet changes.
As the last of the highly radioactive nukiller fuel rods has been sent from Wylfa to Sellafield, we have altered our Beware! High Level Radioactive Waste Trains leaflet to reflect this fact.
We have also stopped leafleting upon the waste trains issue outside of Chester station, as they no longer go through the city. Though we will continue our leafleting sessions at the other stations they go through.
As ever – If you would like to join in this work, then please let us know.
More Uranium Hex Arrived at Springfields on the 62nd Anniversary of the Windscale Fire –
Uranium Prices Are Falling.
‘ From a spot price of $136 per pound of uranium oxide in June 2007 it fell to just $25.68 this September.
Uranium bulls are “as rare as white unicorns” according to a commentary in FNArena in September 2019, and the market is “sick and dying” with uranium “quickly becoming a dinosaur of a commodity”.
Nothing To Celebrate.
40 years on.
The close Capenhurst Campaign will be marking 50 years since URENCO came in to being.
That is the signing of the Treaty of Almelo.
We will be outside of the Capenhurst plant to mark this anniversary at 14.00. on March 4th.
More details about this event in a few weeks time.