The Future of Urmston is at Stake
“The future of Urmston is at stake if the Davyhulme Incinerator gets built,” declared Pete Kilvert, Chairman of the Breathe Clean Air Group. “News that the Environment Agency is minded to grant an environmental permit has caused great anxiety amongst residents. But we still have until the 11th July to get the Environment Agency to change its mind.”
“Fears that emissions from the incinerator will cause health problems, could cause a mass exodus from the area, which could also devalue house prices,” he added.
Last Tuesday’s EA consultation meeting was a sham. People who attended were frustrated that the EA did not make a written note of their concerns. The EA simply advised people to write to them. It appears that the EA is happy to allow more pollution in an already polluted area.
At the Consultation an Environment Agency officer admitted that there is not another incinerator in the UK, burning 200,000 tonnes of waste per year, that has a chimney stack as low as 44.23 metres. He said, ideally, the Davyhulme chimney stack should be 60 to 100 metres tall!
The Breathe Clean Air Group is urging residents to contact the Environment Agency and tell them about their concerns and about vulnerable people who live close to them, especially asthma sufferers, elderly people, people who go jogging and play sport, local schools, nurseries, playgrounds and allotments, etc.
Urmston needs you. Please contact the Environment Agency and save your town.