A CITY UNDER A NUCLEAR THREAT
The Threat: (Copy of letter circulated to
newspapers that they won’t print)
• Nuclear Waste being discharged into the
river. (Tritium and Cobalt 60 plus other
• Nuclear Waste being discharged into the air
over the city. (Carbon 14 and Argon 41plus other
• The risk of a nuclear accident — only
• Old redundant nuclear submarines laid up at
• A plan to store up to 26 used nuclear
reactors on land in the centre of the city.
Russian or Eastern bloc story? NO!
is a UK city of 270,000 people, a holiday resort.
is the story of Plymouth our Plymouth.
Devonport Management Limited (DML) has just
applied to the Environmental Agency to increase the
amount of Tritium that it discharges into the river
Tamar by 700%.
Tritium is a particularly dirty piece of work, which
if it enters the human body at a cellular level is
known to react with the DNA and cause mutation of
that DNA. This can lead to birth defects or exotic
forms of cancer.
Nuclear experts acknowledge that there is no safe
dose of radiation, and the only safe way
of dealing with the radiation industry is to
carry out its activities in an area remote from human
In Plymouth it’s all happening in the centre
of the city. We have a small resident based pressure
group called CANSAR Campaign Against Nuclear
Storage And Radiation.
CANSAR have formed links with Greenpeace,
CND,WDC, Green Party, Nuclear Information Service and
There is one thing that we should stress and that is
that we are not against the servicing of nuclear
submarines, we are only concerned with the Health and
Safety of the people of Plymouth and S E Cornwall.
We are not a threat to dockyard jobs!
A report in the Evening Herald on Monday 2nd of
October quoted a DML spokesman as saying that Nuclear
Waste being discharged into the Tamar was a
"small price to pay" for having the
submarine refits etc in Devonport Dockyard - Later
CANSAR says: A small price to pay by
whom and how many?
How many children with leukemia is a small price?
CANSAR has begun legal proceedings to try
to stop DML (Brown and Roots an
American company) from increasing the amount of
Tritium that it discharges into the
Tamar by 700%. So far we have spent £1200 on
lawyers, we see this as an act of
faith on behalf of the local population and their
To date we have received donations for just over two
hundred pounds, and the WDC
have offered to pay half, so we have to appeal for
If you or your group/organisation can help us
please make your cheque payable to
CANSAR. and send it to:
CANSAR @ 60 Royal Navy Ave. Keyham, PL2 2AQ
- thank you.
Ian Avent (chair) CANSAR.