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West Midlands DOOMWATCH sites

  When site licensing for waste disposal sites was introduced following The Control of Pollution  Act 1974 , it was hailed as a means of preventing pollution from occurring. It was however a false dawn and an utter failure.  Site … Continue reading

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Captain Ahab on the chain

I have always been a big fan of the website “Captain Ahab’s watery tales”. It is probably the best canal blog around, packed with local history information about lost arms of the BCN canal network and beyond. I have used … Continue reading

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Do panic Captain Mainwaring!

  On Friday, Solvay “tested” their air raid siren alarm, supposedly an implement to warn the general public about an emergency on the site such as a fire or release of chemicals. This annual event receives much publicity in the … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #21 Enriching Radioactive dusts- and the truth

Here are two very contrasting stories which tells you all that you need to know about Albright and Wilson the company and the chemical industry at large. This relates to the decommissioning of the Portishead site near Bristol, where P4 … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #20 A fatal phosphorus shower

It was not only at their disastrous Oldbury factory that deaths occurred due to the direct chemical that their entire operation depended upon. Just two years after the opening of their Portishead factory near Bristol, a white phosphorus explosion killed … Continue reading

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A pier at Worthing

Last month there was a very suspicious “chemical leak” at Worthing in Sussex which left several people feeling ill with “vomiting” and “sore eye” symptoms being reported. The authorities closed off the pier. This all had the very similar dubious … Continue reading

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Gatekeeping the “safety” of Rattlechain lagoon

Since starting this website in 2013, and long before this when asking questions about this “hazardous waste site” and the company making the poisonous white phosphorus and other chemicals that went into it, I have been struck by the number … Continue reading

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DANGER! AW Bombs at large #3

The concluding part 3 of news articles relating to the discovery of Albright and Wilson’s toxic useless bottles, made for an anti tank war that never came to Britain. As well as the obvious hazard of “Self igniting” white phosphorus … Continue reading

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Good riddance to Liberty Drawn Tubes

This is just a quick update, as I’m sure many local people will be aware by now, that this vandalised abandoned West Bromwich site is finally being bulldozed and raised to the ground. For months, I along with others it … Continue reading

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Screwing The Gower and local residents

When I last reported on the curious goings on at this former Albright and Wilson hazardous waste dump that was being unearthed, it appeared that a great deal of work had been taking place, BEFORE any planning permission had been … Continue reading

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