Proximity to Sellafield and Earthquakes Good Letter !

Excellent letter in last weeks Westmorland Gazette in reply to previous  letter dismissing concerns about the coal mine plan.  Anita’s letter points out the close proximity of the proposed coal mine to Sellafield and the inconvenient truth that coal mining causes earthquakes.  Anita who wrote the letter tells us that the published letter  is much edited, nevertheless the main point about proximity to Sellafield comes across load and clear.

Coal Mine Poses Risk. WG April 19th 2018.jpg

Westmorland Gazette Letters April 19th 2018

Coal Mine Poses a Risk

“I dont find the ultimate paragraph of Do you need a gas-guzzler?  (Letters, March 29) in which the writer belittles the increased risk of seismic activity caused by coal mines, laughable at all.

Coal mining has been known to cause earthquakes, sinkholes and subsidence in the past.

Already there have been quite a number of earthquakes around the Sellafield area during my lifetime. In fact, Sellafield was built only half a mile away from a known geological fault line.

This coal mine proposal is a risk to our homes and properties we don’t need to take.

Anita Stirzaker

Lake District Boundary Fault.jpg
Lake District Boundary Fault runs alongside the Sellafield site (BGS Image)
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4 thoughts on “Proximity to Sellafield and Earthquakes Good Letter !

  1. john

    I had a similar experience a couple of years ago with the whitehaven news when I wrote about a connection with undersea mining and possible earthquakes under sellafield and found relevant parts cut out.
    Asked the editor for an explanation and she said that the paper could find no proof about my claims of faults underground in that area.
    When I provided some proof of the geology I was told to wait for operations to start and try again with another letter
    I am just surprised it has took so long for someone else to discover that it is just not going to be allowed to alert the public to a possible disaster at sellafield

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  2. Thanks John – yes more people need to wake up to this – mainstream NGOs are reluctant to speak out – Friends of the Lake District who should have an interest in us not becoming a nuclear sacrifice zone have said nothing about this coal mining ( or ???) potential for catastrophe

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