Flixton Community Reject Incinerator
Over a hundred members of the Flixton Community attended a Public Meeting at Acre Hall Primary School on Sunday and totally rejected the Barton Renewable Energy Plant.
The meeting was organised by the Flixton Fellowship, who invited members of the Breathe Clean Air Group to explain the problems associated with the waste wood burning incinerator. Members were shocked and dismayed that the Agencies that were supposed to protect the air we breathe, had badly let us down.
Breathe Clean Air Group founder member Jo Burgess, explained that the local air was already badly polluted, and to add to this, an incinerator with out-dated technology and a chimney stack only half the height it should be, in a populated area, was playing Russian Roulette with the lives of our children and grandchildren for the next 25 years.
Flixton resident Dr Hans Christian Raabe referred to scientific and medical research which linked incinerators to a string of ill-health issues, diseases and premature death. Fellowship leader Dennis Wrigley said that there was a history of polluted air in our area and that he had organised several campaigns to improve it over the years. But this incinerator posed an even greater threat and has to be stopped.
BCAG member Mason Corbishley urged people to attend the planning Public Inquiry which starts on 13th November at 10 am at Manchester United Football Ground. A coach has been organised to take people without transport to the first day of the ten day Inquiry.