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A Wiltshire landfill site has been shut after hundreds of complaints by people nearby, angry at the smell.
In warm weather people in housing estates miles away from the site are complaining of what they describe as a horrendous stink. The MP has got involved and has written to the Environment Agency to help solve the problem. Our Wiltshire Correspondent Robert Murphy reports.
Conservative MP Justin Tomlinson has welcomed the decision by Hills Waste Solutions to suspend day to day workings at Chapel Hill landfill near Swindon as they try to deal with the smell coming from the site:
The Environment Agency has released a statement following the temporary closure of Chapel Hill Landfill near Swindon. It follows more than 180 complaints this month about the smell coming from the site.
In a statement Hills Waste Solutions who manage Chapel Hill landfill near Swindon said they had taken the decision to temporarily suspend landfill operations. In an effort yo solve the problem, further work will be carried out.
A landfill site in Wiltshire has been forced to temporarily close after complaints about the smell.
Hills Waste Solutions who run Chapel Hill near Swindon have apologised to residents affected, saying they are doing all they can to return the situation to normal.
Almost two hundred complaints have been made this month and the site has been working with the Environment Agency to solve the problem.