Nov 13 2014

TRAFFORD COUNCIL UNITED AGAINST FRACKING

Last night, Trafford Councillors determined a motion put forward by the Trafford Labour Group. Following a lengthy discussion and various amendments, the following motion was resolved:   Public concerns about fracking, that is the hydraulic fracturing of shale rock to recover gas and oil, include the risk of earth tremors, contamination of ground and surface water, …

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Oct 28 2014

Air Pollution Shocker!

Air pollution in Davyhulme and surrounding areas is at dangerous levels, according to monitoring results carried out by the Breathe Clean Air Group. The campaign group has been monitoring nitrogen dioxide levels in a number of locations over the past ten months. “The results for September/October are frightening.” said Pete Kilvert, Chairman of the group. …

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Oct 10 2014

DAVYHULME CBM DECISION DEFERRED

The Council’s unusual last minute deferral announcement states that there are “a number of detailed and conflicting environmental issues”. This raises some crucial questions and we will now be requesting the exact details of specifically which issues and specifically how are they currently understood to be in conflict. Furthermore, we agree wholeheartedly that it is …

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Aug 24 2014

No Proof of No Harm – A Citizen Science Investigation (CSI)

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Do you know that wood dust is a group 1 carcinogen since 1995? And that wood dust is classed as a carcinogen to workers, but a nuisance to residents living next door? And that the government say the majority of waste wood is too contaminated for recycling applications, yet it’s being incinerated to generate Bioenergy …

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Aug 20 2014

We Need Your Help!

As you already know, the Breathe Clean Air Group is undertaking a programme of AIR POLLUTION MONITORING in Davyhulme and Urmston. The purpose is to see how bad air pollution is already and to establish a base line, if/when the Davyhulme Incinerator becomes operational. Currently, we are focussing on the detection of nitrogen dioxide near …

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Aug 18 2014

BCAG Object to Carrington Power Station

BCAG were asked by Trafford Council Planning Department to provide a response to a consultation into the Carrington Power Station planning application. Here is our submission:

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