Campaigners fear toxic fumes

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Campaigners fighting two planned power stations in Sutton Bridge fear they will be exposed to potentially harmful fumes from 17 chimneys.

Villagers want South Holland District Council to commission an independent environmental impact assessment to examine any risk posed by two chimneys at the existing power station, three at the proposed EDF gas-fired power station and 12 at the proposed EnergyPark Sutton Bridge wood-burning biomass plant.

In September 1989, the council’s chief environmental health officer recommended appointment of consultants to assess the impact of industrial developments in the village.

Wash and Sutton Bridge Protection Group chairman Colin Blundell said: “If an environmental impact assessment was appropriate in September 1989 how much more important it would be to have one now when we are threatened with two additions to the existing power station – 17 chimneys belching out who knows what to poison the residents, local crops and marine life in The Wash. Where is the chief environmental health officer now?”