Residents of a community in the UK speak out in protest of plans to extend a waste transfer station that processes tons of asbestos.
Mesothelioma Cancer News (United Kingdom) – Many residents of a community in the UK are upset over a proposal to extend a waste transfer operation, which processes tons of asbestos every year. As reported by the Lancashire Telegraph, A1 Skip Hire Ltd, Clayton-le-Moors have put in a bid for the expansion on land that some argue is an area frequented by walkers.
As noted in the report, approximately 600 signatures have been placed on a petition in protest of the site extension. Nick Collingridge, a Lancashire County Council member is quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph as stating of the matter, “There is a high level of discontent… Residents have highlighted a number of issues and feel their complaints are not being dealt, while the site owners feel they are being harassed in their attempts to run a business.”
Collingridge is further quoted as stating, “We now need to get the relevant officers together and examine all the complaints, taking into consideration the applicant’s grievances.”
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