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Local councillors will consider proposals for a gas power plant in Cumbria which has led to widespread opposition amongst local people...
Developer, Stratera Energy, says the site near Old Hutton is ideally located next to a substation and could provide much needed electrcity, but opponents say it will impact wildlife and increase the risk of flooding.
Investigations into contamination of water supply in the capital of the Isle of Man last week have revealed the cause.
Properties between Church Street and North Quay in Douglas were not able to use water for drinking, cooking or washing since Friday.
It was due to sea water being pumped back into the fresh supply, during a routine procedure washing the ferry Ben-my-Chree, entering the area's system.
The Steam Packet Company said it has never happened before, and that it was a 'genuine accident.'
Residents were told on Friday evening that the issue had been resolved.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise again to all customers affected by this incident. Following the complaint from one of the restaurants on North Quay, Manx Utilities staff managed to isolate the area polluted and flush the system out, but it was initially unclear where the sea water had come from. There was close liaison with the Public Health Department and samples were sent to ensure that there had been no bacterial contamination of the freshwater system.
Emergency water supplies were mobilised but we had to wait until the following day to be sure that the system was clear and people were completely safe to drink the water again. The following day technicians fitted a non-return valve to the system as an extra precaution.
Residents in Millom are raising festive spirits as the town continues to recover from flooding.
They've taken to the streets to make a Christmas video, involving many affected homeowners, to spread festive joy in a bid to raise money.
Heavy rainfall hit 320 properties in September - affecting over 1000 people -and campaigners say 30 families are still unable to return to their homes.
The government reportedly denied attempts to access flood resilience grants as ‘not enough houses were affected’.
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