The prevailing winds arise from the rotation of the earth. Whilst the world keeps turning the pollutants coming from the Covanta Incinerator chimney will ALWAYS sweep across Bedford, Sandy and the habitations between and around. This is the air Bedfordshire residents will have to breathe.
NO WASTE INCINERATOR SHOULD EVER BE BUILT UP-WIND OF A TOWN OR MAJOR HUMAN HABITATION. THIS INCINERATOR IS SITED IN EXACTLY THE WRONG PLACE.
Since the incinerator was first mooted the amount of housing built and to be built in the Bedford area has increased dramatically. The incinerator pollutants will be injurious to MANY more people now. The necessity for a large chimney at the incinerator means that effluent will be ejected into the atmosphere. No need for an expensive tall chimney if nothing is coming out of it.
The acid rain from the old brickworks, sited where the incinerator is now proposed, corroded the concrete balustrade along Bedford’s Embankment, so much so that the balustrade had to be replaced. The acrid smell from the brickworks is well remembered by the citizens of Bedford and around. The air over Bedford has improved dramatically since the brickworks closed. It is now proposed that the incinerator re-instates the air pollution over the Bedford area and Sandy coming from the Stewartby pits.
ALL the PEOPLE in and around Bedford opposed the siting of a waste incinerator at the Stewartby pits and have objected strongly in the past. It is faceless bureaucrats who have unilaterally wished this experiment with their health on the local people. The local people will have to suffer its consequences as long as the earth keeps spinning. We plead with the Environment Agency to stop it.
You may see the background details at www.bedsagainstincinerator.com
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