Yet Again – DRS
This year we published a new leaflet which was distributed at the DRS [ Direct Rail Services ] open day at Carlisle. Unlike the previous one we used, this new one can be distributed on other occasions.
As in previous years this protest was organised in conjunction with Radiation Free Lakelands.
On June 1st a DRS nukiller waste flask passed through Warrington Bank Quay station on the way to Sellafield. We will be leafleting outside the station on Thursday August 15th as part of our work to inform people about these dangerous loads.
We will continue to organise more such leafleting sessions at other stations where these flasks go through, as a part of our public awareness work. These will be held outside stations in the nukiller north west. Please let us know if you want to join us on them.
If your in London then you can also join the ones which are organised by the Nuclear Waste Trains Action Group c/o CND Mordechai Vanunu House, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ
Long term campaigning – long term costs.
Most of the campaigning work we are engaged upon can not be achieved in just a matter of a few years, as the very nature of nukiller power means it will take decades to clean up the radioactive mess.
Thus we always need to think out how to maintain this long term campaigning, and how to finance this work.
Thus unlike many many campaigning groups we have to look at our long term finances and expenditures.
For example – In July we renewed out webpage domain name for another five years.
Then there are the ongoing costs which come from printing and distributing our leaflets.
We don’t have any staff or office to pay for, but there are still travel costs which need to be covered.
It all adds up +£+£+£
Last year we received a very generous donation from the Lush Fund, but we can not forever rely upon such funders to bankroll our work.
At present we are working to produce a new edition of Wildlife and the Atom, which was published by Greenpeace [ London ] in 1983.
That and a couple of other new publication we have in mind to produce will eat in to our finances.
So we are now appealing for your help to finance our essential campaigning work.
If you would like to make a contribution, then email us and we will tell you how it might be done.
Anniversaries & Forthcoming Events
October 10th – Springfields
We will be back at the Springfields plant to mark 61 years since the Windscale Fire.
This will be an event which starts at 14.00.
March 4th 2000
50 years since the signing of the Almelo Treaty.
We will be organising an event to mark this date.
More details later on in the year.