The Ultimate Solution

Waste gasification.  Superheating asbestos with a plasma gun – similar to the process that naturally occurs in lightning. The same technology is being trialed around the world to release energy from other, more mundane forms of landfill in the name of energy generation. The target material is superheated to temperatures up …

Asbestos and Cancer, the Risks

According to the Health and Safety Executive, asbestos is classed as a category 1 carcinogen (Source, HSE website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/licensing/). Cancer risks are clearly established and currently, 5000 people per year die from exposure to asbestos.  2,538 mesothelioma sufferers died in 2013.  The estimated number of other lung cancers due to …

Michelmersh Holdings

In 2010, Michelmersh Holdings applied for an extension to their permission for mineral extraction.  They asserted that the remaining reserves would allow for a further 25 years of extraction, not including the area under the site buildings.  Despite the associated noise, dust and heavy traffic that this would bring the …

Stowey Quarry, Somerset

Case Study, Rural Asbestos Landfill Proposal Stowey Quarry in Somerset was granted a licence to accept Stable Non-Reactive Hazardous Waste (SNRHW) in June 2011.  The local action group challenged this and the decision was reversed in September 2011. The appellant amended the list of materials to be accepted and appealed …

What Can I Do?

Your chance to comment on the proposals If you have a reason why you or other members of your community would be impacted by an asbestos landfill in Ley Hill, you can find out how to comment on the Environment Agency website using the link below.  Email and postal addresses …