What are the Local Residents’ Thoughts?

7 Responses

  1. Jo says:

    BREP is an incinerator with a midget chimney stack. On 12th June 2012, in a
    meeting between six representatives of the Environment Agency and eight
    members of the Breathe Clean Air Group, Simon Holbrook from the EA said
    that ideally the chimney stack should be 60-100 metres high to disperse the
    pollution better. This short chimney of 44.23 metres is because of City Airport.
    The needs of the airport and the residents cannot be met and therefore this is an
    inappropriate site.

  2. Jo says:

    We already face an Air Quality Management Area weaving alongside and
    through our town which means we should be striving to improve our air quality.
    Is this being taken seriously? What steps are being taken to reduce the air
    pollution in this area? Other developments which have been approved in our
    vicinity include a methane plant on the United Utilities land, five gas engines and
    a flare stack on the United Utilities land, a papermill at Carrington, an 850MW
    gas power station at Carrington as well as several developments which will
    increase pollution from traffic including a hotel at junction 9 of the M60, an office
    block at junction 10 of the M60, a supermarket near junction 10 and recently
    operating, a conference centre and the Salford Reds’ rugby stadium. As far as
    I can see, little by little, more and more developments are being approved which
    only worsen the air pollution – one ‘insignificant’ impact at a time. Enough is enough!

  3. Jo says:

    Dr Thompson and Dr Anthony from the British
    Society of Ecological Medicine who have written two reports on the health
    impacts of incineration. They stated, “There is the historical fact that regulators
    have consistently and repeatedly underestimated the risk of pollutants and toxic
    chemicals. This has been true for asbestos, lead, DDT, PCBs, dioxins and
    CFCs. Often it has taken decades for regulators to acknowledge these risks and
    ban these substances.” I wholeheartedly believe this to be the case with the BREP

  4. Geri says:

    It’s about time Peel got the message from the residents of Davyhulme, Urmston, Flixton. NO INCINERATOR !!!!!!

  5. Jo says:

    BREP will burn waste wood, plus solid recovered fuel, (plastics etc)
    850°C, will be too low to destroy dioxins.

  6. Handsome Rob says:

    Personally I think the BREP should go ahead. This country is facing a major energy crisis within the next few years, surely we should be striving to increase our renewable energy production and wean our way off fossil fuels, partictularly in the face of rising oil prices and climate change. Yes the plans aren’t ideal but we’ll all need to make sacrifices to tackle the issues bearing down on us, there isn’t any room for NIMBYism any more. After all, the nation needs energy and would you rather be living next door to a nuclear or coal power station?

  7. Modern Major General says:

    Some people talk absolute tosh!

    BREP is inappropriate in so many ways.

    Wrong place, wrong technology, wrong time.

    It takes from the local people on many levels, offering nothing in return. It is an ill-conceived notion designed purely to fill the coffers of greedy corporate enterprises without a care for those it damages as a consequence.

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