26 Jul 2009
Death of former Sellafield worker will make it easier to make Britain more radioactive
Dear Mr Barry Gardiner MP (Labour, Brent North)
I wanted to share with you immediately news I have just learnt regarding the passing of my friend Duncan Ball from Northumberland. Duncan was a former long-term Sellafield employee and whistleblower on British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL) and the nuclear industry's general disregard for human life, health and the environment. He walked with me and my friends from around the world hundreds of miles from Cumbria to London during the 2007 Footprints for Peace Dublin to London International Walk for a Nuclear-Free Future. Duncan was in his forties and died of a form of myeloma, a type of cancer said to be unusual for someone of his age, strongly suspected to be due to radiation exposure during his 17-year career at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria.. I suspect that BNFL, Gordon Brown and his brother Andrew (media chief at EDF Energy, owners of British energy), unelected minister Peter Mandelson, Ed Miliband et al will be relieved to hear of Duncan's passing just as the "nuclear renaissance" propaganda machine continues to gather momentum, so you might wish to pass the news onto them.
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