BREP Appeal Submitted
This week Peel Energy has announced that it will appeal against Trafford Council’s, unanimous decision to reject the Davyhulme Incinerator. The Breathe Clean Air Group pledges to fight this all the way, to protect the people of Trafford, Salford and Greater Manchester from hazardous emissions, which may affect the health of the local population.
The incinerator, located in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, is to burn commercial and industrial waste wood and plastics, next to an Air Quality Management Area, where nitrogen oxides are already above the safety level. The proposed chimney stack is only half the height of a similar proposal at Ince Marshes near Frodsham. It’s clear that the low chimney stack will not be able to disperse the airborne pollution adequately. BCAG has identified serious flaws in Peel Energy’s calculations and informed the Environment Agency.
We had a quick response from BBC Radio Manchester whose Presenter Andy Crane interviewed Mason Corbishley (BCAG). Mason was able to get across the health implications of burning biomass and a chimney stack that would be only 44.23 metres high; the fact that the Environment Agency will only monitor the plant twice per year; the plant could burn any old rubbish in the next 25 years; and that there are alternative technologies such as pyromex and plasma gasification. If you missed the radio interview, then you can listen to it at https://bcag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/bbc2.mp3
The Announcement also made BBC TV North West Tonight; the political parties in Trafford are posting leaflets prior to the forthcoming election.
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