What Goes on at Springfields ?
Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facilities.
Uranium Enrichment Facilities.
You can find out more on the World Nuclear Fuel Facilities website.
For more information see the WISE website – Springfields Fuels Ltd nuclear fuel fabrication plant
Springfiels is owned by Westinghouse, which a part of Toshiba.
Cameco is one of the companies which has uses the Springfields plant via a 10 year contract.
To quote the company website: –
‘The agreement allows Cameco to increase uranium hexafluoride (UF6) sales and utilize excess capacity at its Blind River refinery in Ontario. Under the agreement, Springfields Fuels Ltd. can process up to 5 million kgU of uranium trioxide (UO3) from Blind River to UF6. Cameco markets UF6from Springfields to its customers around the world.’
Springfields link to Capenhurst is a key facility in the Nukiller Power cycle.
So we will be doing a lot more campaigning work about both of these plants from now on.
Windscale in October
We will be joining with Radiation Free Lakeland and other groups in the Working Alliance with a series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the fire.
The full details will be published in future issues of Closing Capenhurst.
DRS Open Day Protest
DRS [ Direct Rail Services ] will be holding there annual open day at their Kingmoor depot in Carlisle, on Saturday 22nd July 2017.
We will be at holding another protest leafleting session on the day from 10.30. to 14.30 .
This event is being organised by CCC in cooperation with Radiation Free Lakeland as a part of Working Alliance.
DRS Official and Open Day Online Videos.
In order to give activists an idea of what goes on during these events we have produced a list of youtube clips.
This is just a small selection of some of these videos, from which you will get an idea of how many train spotters attend these events, and just what DRS put on show.
The important thing to keep in mind is that these video clips are filmed by train spotters for the enjoyment of train spotters.
Official DRS Videos
Direct Rail Services Corporate Video 2013
In this video you can see the full range of activites the company gets up to.
DRS Openday 2013