Monthly Archives: October 2019

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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