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Very dodgy goings on at The Gower Tip

The sister dumping ground site to rattlechain lagoon –The Gower Tip is another of Albright and Wilson’s toxic legacies for the future. I have written extensively about this site and will provide those links within this post. This post is … Continue reading

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“Crap sites for residential”

They really are desperate. I’m talking about housing allocations and the phoney “need for more houses” based on the constructed lies of the house building industry and their political bought friends of influence, by the politicisation of homelessness , abysmal … Continue reading

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Old maps of the BCN toxic trail

Some time ago I put in some freedom of information requests to the former British Waterways, now The Canal and Rivers Trust, and in some of these responses came upon a collection of historic deed maps that they held. These … Continue reading

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Profits over pollution

This post is about the moral decay of two large companies and how they have caused major problems for others whilst profiting from their failure to prevent pollution in one case and total ignorance to prevent it happening in the other. We are … Continue reading

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DANGER! AW BOMBS AT LARGE #1

  I have looked extensively at the production, use and ultimate abandonment of these useless but highly dangerous white phosphorus filled half pint milk bottles, manufactured by Albright and Wilson during The Second World War for an anti-tank guerrilla warfare … Continue reading

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The last phosphorus canal carrier

I was under the impression that all of those who worked on the extremely hazardous phosphorus canal waste carrying operation for Albright and Wilson by Alfred Matty’s of Coseley were gone. But not so! I have previously outlined this toxic … Continue reading

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The son of The Oldbury smell- Oh no The Tipton smell!

  THIS TIME IT’S PURRRRRSONAL! The Oldbury smell– Everyone knew the source, everyone detected the odour of cat piss. A local councillor even waved her withered bush in front of a committee as to the effects it had blighted on the neighbourhood. … Continue reading

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Another brickworks fall

Some might say that the Rattlechain Brickworks and the man who operated them were cursed. Even in the days before any health and safety legislation- (we know that Samuel Barnett had lost an arm at the nearby Stour Valley Brickworks), … Continue reading

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Taking liberties- Who picks up the mess?

When industries involving dangerous chemicals fold there is a very big problem. Who picks up the mess when these companies shut their doors for the final time and the workforce move on? I have seen it many times and stories … Continue reading

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Stranger than fiction

  They say that life is stranger than fiction. A couple of observations just lately have left me with tears of laughter strolling down my cheeks. I have outlined the full list of planning applications for the vile Trinity street … Continue reading

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