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No asbestos dumping at Stowey

A Planning Inspector in the recent Public Inquiry to determine the future of Stowey Quarry in North East Somerset has dismissed an appeal to dump asbestos at the site.

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Stowey quarry campaigners celebrate victory

Controversial plans to allow asbestos to be dumped in a quarry in Somerset have been turned down unamimously by planners.

Campaigners, including celebrity Dr Phil Hammond, have been fighting for years to stop the proposals for Stowey Quarry in the Chew Valley near Bristol.

Opponents say there would be a real danger of contamination and pollution.

Richard Payne was there...

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