Marianne Birkby: “rainbow-wash to brainwash us all into embracing new nuclear”
Landscaping by Worcester’s One Creative Environments (shortlisted) proposes to include earthworks shaped to represent the splitting of the atom, energy and particle trails and an outdoor science park, part of Cumbria’s Moorside nuclear power station ‘to promote education and discovery through interaction with sunlight, wind and gravity’.
Inspired by the poetry of William Wordsworth two inspirational art sculptures, through the use of light and mist, will create rainbows over the development site.
“Remember back in 2015 when the then Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, said: new nuclear power stations must be designed to look beautiful to garner essential public support. Cue a competition by the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects and the Landscape Institute.
“The result of the beautifying competitions is a proposal for two glass towers using light and mist to make a rainbow over planned biggest new nuclear development in Europe”. (http://inhabitat.com/upcoming-nuclear-power-plant-in-the-uk-may-shoot-giant-rainbows-into-the-sky/)
“You’ve heard of whitewash and then greenwash, now the nuclear mafia has decided on rainbow-wash to brainwash us all into embracing new nuclear”. Read more here: https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/nuclear-beautifying-smoke-and-mirrors-to-hoodwink/
Marianne has written to the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Landscape Institute asking if they will make a public statement clarifying that their design competition does not in anyway endorse the Moorside plan as clean and green. She adds that while many experts are opposing the building of three untried, untested nuclear reactors next to Sellafield, the world’s most dangerous nuclear waste site, it is unethical to present the public with this kind of propaganda.
She ends with a request for readers to write to the RIBA and LI and also sign the petition she set up (over 12k signatures to date). Her letter may be used; to see it go to https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/nuclear-beautifying-competitions-endorsing-the-dangers-of-new-nuclear-reactors/