• Introduction to the Journal
    The Journal is a record of the research that supports the writing of the spoken-word piece. The Journal is about the turbulence and stretch of the Solway and about the civil-military nuclear industries that affect it and connect it...
    March 7, 2018
  • Now, they say it must be buried deep in rock for a million years
    I will have to revise my caution and be more assured of the hazards presented by DU having now read The Derived Inventory by the Radioactive Waste Management and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, 2014 and 2013...One of the categories of...
    February 2, 2018
  • Being nuclear on the Solway
    The ruse by the MOD that they were placing the DU weapons, not dumping nuclear waste, was more than a slithering away from responsibility and legality. These firings placed the estuary. They named it as nuclear. They bring the...
    January 8, 2018
  • Finding the nuclear banal
    The DU firings may not have that quality of exceptionalism that is an ontological marker for the nuclear. If not exceptional, then DU weapons could be seen as, what the US administration calls, ‘useable’ nuclear weapons.
    December 12, 2017
  • It's one word: civil-military
    At a social event, in an informal context, on the Cumbrian side, a man asked me what I did and I returned the question. ‘I work in the civil-military nuclear industries’ he answered. I asked again to make sure...
    November 28, 2017
  • Q and A
    Talking to people about the Solway and their lives was a pleasure. I didn’t talk to as many as I would have liked. There were people who did not want to talk to me. Those people willing to speak...
    November 2, 2017