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An alternative 2019 calendar

  A few days late, but here it is folks…… The alternative to Solvay’s calendar which they annually distribute around the fall out zone of their COMAH Top tier hazardous site. I might even distribute a few in the area, … Continue reading

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A phosphorus new year

2019 marks another milestone in the unfolding story of how an industrial polluter in an urban setting interfaced with the community in which it unfortunately rests. It is twenty years since I first noticed a dead swan on the rattlechain … Continue reading

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A little Phosphorus Karma

Sometimes Karma just happens, well at least in part. Two old news articles reveal that two of the founding families’ members, whose empire can be said through war to have killed thousands with their chemical weapons produced for the British … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #18 Oldbury under fire #2

If the 1950’s were terrible for stinks, spills and chemical fire mayhem, then things didn’t really improve at The Trinity Street Albright and Wilson site in the next decade either.   Where else can we start than with the main … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #17 Oldbury under fire #1

The nature of the unnatural chemical materials stored at the site in Trinity Street Oldbury make it a major hazard to avoid. Unfortunately for those living around this spralling site, along with the vile smells and putrid pea supor substance … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #16 A phosphorus ride and Sikh

You have to hand it to Albright and Wilson in that they continued to devise novel ways in which to kill off and maim their employees, as well as offer a string of smelly and toxic assaults on the wider … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives 15 # Phosphorus burns

“REMEMBER PHOSPHORUS ALLOWS NO SECOND CHANCES” These are the words issued in an Albright and Wilson propaganda video made some time in the early 1990’s, designed for its employees regarding safe handling techniques for this insidious chemical, forever linked to all of … Continue reading

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What lies beneath The Gower Trap door?

  It appears that Rhodia/Solvay’s environmental contractors and stooges have carried out a seasonal Halloween “Texas chainsaw massacre” on all trees, bushes and vegetation at their and Albright and Wilson’s mothballed Gower Tip– located next to a children’s sports field … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #14 -Chlorine gassed

If you thought that the threat of coming into contact with chlorine gas was something  from the history of the  World War 1 trenches, think again. In Oldbury and from the source of a British Government military supplier, it was a very real … Continue reading

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Albright’s toxic archives #13- Tom cat’s out of the bag

This is another post dealing with the notorious “Oldbury smell” and the fall out this smell of “tom cat pee”, actually a man made chemical, caused across a huge area of The West Midlands direct from the Albright and Wilson Trinity … Continue reading

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