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Avonmouth residents demand tests after fly infestation

Residents in Avonmouth have launched a petition calling for regular tests on air quality around their homes. It follows complaints of dust and flies coming from industries in the neighbouring port of Bristol.

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MP calls for regular air quality testing at Avonmouth

Tests have been taking place on air quality in Avonmouth but the local MP says there should be more Credit: ITV News

People living in Avonmouth have started a petition calling for regular tests on air quality round their homes.

It follows complaints of dust and flies coming from industries in the neighbouring port of Bristol. The city council has agreed to three months' testing of pollution levels. But residents, and their MP, say that's not enough.

The main potential culprits for dust pollution can behave themselves for three months and then go back to the way they were after the dust monitors have gone. And since the port has so many changing cargoes, I don't see it's going to solve any long term problems.

– Charlotte Leslie MP Con, Bristol North West

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