Continuing to Campaign
While we are still in lockdown it remains difficult to keep active campaigning going, which is why we still looking at some of those aspects of the nukiller industry which normally get very little attention.
We are still looking for individuals to help keep us informed about the movements of the various DRS nukiller waste flasks. So if do see any please let us know.
In the meanwhile here are a couple of reports of late.
On December 7th two flasks were spotted at Dungeness,
while on December 9th a flask or flasks were sent from Huntington to Sellafield.
Cumbrian Community Rail
Community Rail Cumbria (CRC) comprises the three accredited Community Rail lines in Cumbria which includes the Cumbrian Coast Line. That is the rail line which runs from Carlisle to Barrow, and includes Sellafield.
This is how the station is described upon their website: –
‘ Sellafield station was opened in 1850 to serve a remote area of farms. The station is now a busy freight location, as much of the nuclear waste arising from the UK’s decommissioning programme is carried by train here from the docks in Barrow-in-Furness or from rail-connected nuclear power stations elsewhere in the UK. The station marks the end of the single line section from Whitehaven, which is operated using the electric key token system.’
The Aims pf the CRC include:-
– To undertake a pro-active approach to those sections of the Cumbrian community disadvantaged by health, isolation or social deprivation.
– To seek effective passenger and freight rail service improvements;
The DRS Connection
During November Eddie Pollock became the new CRC Chairman.
This is how he is described upon the website _
‘As a long-standing member of the Partnership, Eddie has represented Direct Rail Services who have been an influential and supportive partner for many years
In February we read the following news in the Rail Advent: –
‘Direct Rail Services has announced that has joined up with NDA Transport Subsidiaries to launch Nuclear Transport Solutions, which will start in April 2021.’
‘ The freight operator is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, with Nuclear Transport Solutions expected to become the “centre of excellence” that will bring together commercial, legal and operational expertise under one roof.’
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority [ NDA ] has just publish their
This includes a section upon both: –
Springfields Fuels Limited and Urenco Nuclear Stewardship Limited.
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– Fukushima Day – March 11th.
– The DRS Open Day – In July if it takes place this year.
– 64th Anniversary of the Windscale fire – October 10th.