New-build 'will fail if we oppose power lines’ - MP
By Alan Irving
Last updated at 12:12, Thursday, 17 May 2012
MP Jamie Reed has hit back over negative reaction towards power line proposals for connecting Copeland’s planned ‘Moorside’ nuclear station to the national grid.
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Refering back to my comment about the effects pylons have i have posted this link that gives information in this matter,i would suggest ms Wooburn and Mr reed look up health facts relating to pylons instead of pushing them through without any thought or idea of what they are talking about,their are interesting facts that people in this country are deliberatly mis-informed about or mislead.http://www.equilibra.uk.com/emfsbio.shtml
Posted by James O on
30 May 2012 at 12:33
Is mr reed aware of the energy these pylons emit within 100 to 300 mtrs,the energy they emit is stong enough to cause metal on metal sparks similar to an electric lighter,and some metals like tape measures to start buzzing and give static electric shocks when opened just by the energy emited by the atmosphere surrounding them, this energy can cause many problems within a persons body and can cause cell breakdown if long term exposure happens, perhaps he should make the public aware of this before he shows his support.
Posted by James O on
29 May 2012 at 09:47
get them put under ground like down south do if its good for them it is us too bowt time they stop usen cumbria as a test area same as the under ground nuke storage let london have it put under there houses
Posted by andy cap on
25 May 2012 at 23:34
How many electricity pylons pass through your area now? Thats right have a little think where these things actually are! You drive passed them everyday and don't notice them. It is about time the people who want this power station to be built at 'Moorside' start voicing there opinions and views instead of all the all the do gooders with nothing else to do get all the air waves.
Posted by REALIST on
22 May 2012 at 18:51
Let's look at this rationally and having said that, all the comments so far have value and are expressed with feeling. We are where we are, geographically. The decision makers and number crunchers regard our area as the back of beyond, 'it doesn't really matter, it's only Cumbria'. Realistically, what kind of people do we have representing us in order that we are recognised, to make all aware that, yes, we do matter? 1. Council members that are in thrall to the leader and under threat of expulsion if they disagree. 2. A council leader removed from the aspirations of the people. 3. An MP who puts himself first and foremost in self promotion on his journey in politics. Is there any money available to protect the asthetic values of the most beautiful county in the country, in the world perhaps? If the above article proposals were aired in the south east, would they be tolerated? Politicians in the south east, both local and central, have to be very aware of what the local people want and need. Why? Because their political futures depends on listening to what people have to say, and therefore they act accordingly. Most political offices in the south are in a constant state of flux therefore listening is a very important aspect of staying in office. What is the relevance of this (and thankyou for staying thus far)? We, generically speaking, have a local government and MP who are so sure in their positions that they feel they can go against what local people want and need. Why? Because this is an area that has voted in the same sort of people for year after year, after year . . . Maybe time for a change? Personally, I have no interest, vested or otherwise, in who represents our, yours and mine, aspirations. All I want, need and hope for, is representation at both local and national levels that are reflective of our hopes, aspirations and above all, our values. We can have a greater input into our destination, what we deserve. Take a closer look at who, on a local level from the political point of view, most aligns with what we want. Sometimes our comfort zone is too comfortable. Give it a go. You never know, you may vote for someone who actually listens, and therefore can represent us and what we, we, want and need. Don't think: so what. Think: why not?
Posted by Observer on
21 May 2012 at 20:26
Yes I agree with Lee. It's the people that put Jamie in his seat. He needs to listen. Unlike the rest of the MP's. We do not what pylons all over the Lakes. Again what Neil said. is also true. It's you, Jamie that is putting a negative spin on things. So start to earn your pay
Posted by The Mole on
19 May 2012 at 16:17
These pylons will be far bigger than any seen in cumbria to date, they will be a huge blight on the skyline and in my view are totally unacceptable. If the cost of burying the cables, on land or at sea, is too high then this indicate the reactor is being built in the wrong place, if this is the case then for the good of all it should be built where the 'demand for electricity' actually is.
Posted by vulcan on
19 May 2012 at 09:36
Jamie, Jamie. You have now reached the level of beleiving your own hype, your personal view being at odds with public needs and wants. This usually manifests itself, with elected people, by ignoring what the majority of people are saying and carrying on with what you view as your personal crusade. This phenomenon usually is evident, politically, in seats that are guarenteed, safe seats. In marginal seats the elected persons are more mindful of the needs of the people. The irony? Jamie's party used to be known as 'the party of the people'. Progress indeed, sadly.
Posted by Observer on
18 May 2012 at 22:56
Is this person the MP for Copeland or a lone ranger. Last week he was slagging the Council off and distancing himself from them.
Posted by It's me again on
18 May 2012 at 18:51
Jamie, I don't care what you 'personally' want. Have you forgot why your sat in the seat you are now? Listen to the people that put you there.