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Opposition remains fierce against plans for an asbestos dump at a landfill site in a quarry overlooking Chew Valley lake in Somerset.
Planners granted permission last year, but it was quashed on a technicality. Now the applicants are trying again, but campaigners remain defiant.
Campaigners have presented their case against an asbestos landfill in Chew Valley.
They claim the distrIct produces only 1,200 tonnes of asbestos waste a year. The site at Stowey Quarry could have as much as 65,000 tonnes a year dumped in it.
Campaigners say that plans for an asbestos landfill in a quarry in Chew Valley would be bad for the environment.
Bristol Water have also said the water quality in Chew Valley Lake would be affected.
Bristol Water are against plans for a new asbestos landfill in a Quarry near Chew Valley in Somerset.
They say it poses a risk to the long-term quality of the water in the Chew Valley Lake.
Today a report was published by campaigners outlining evidence against the landfill.
A campaign group has published a report against plans to dump asbestos into a quarry near Chew Valley in Somerset.
They say more than 2,000 signatures have been collected in a petition opposing the plans.
For the full report from the Stowey Sutton Action Group click here
A protest will take place later at Chew Valley Lake in Somerset to try to stop an asbestos landfill site being built.
It'll coincide with a re-application to use disused the Stowey Quarry for the waste. Protesters argue there's a risk to the water supply and of airborne contamination with asbestos fibres, but the local authority says any risk is minimal.
A protest will take place (Thurs) at Chew Valley Lake by campaigners trying to prevent an asbestos landfill site being built. It'll coincide with a re-application to use disused Stowey Quarry for the waste. Protesters argue there's a risk to the water supply but officials says any risk is minimal.
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Residents are fighting plans for a new asbestos landfill planned for a quarry in Chew Valley