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Tuesday 16 December 2003 7.37pm
Yep I know it's a bit off the beaten track.....On Sunday my son in law and my grand-daughter were driving back from Cornwall to Derbyshire. A large tanker had been involved in an ' incident' this involved various services, ten firemen had to be taken to hospital suffering from the effect of the toxic chemical ( styrene gas) whilst cutting the driver from the cab.

Flights from/ to from East Midland airports were stopped because of the flammable nature of this chemical...! apparently it's a noxious, toxic,flammable substance.

The origin of this load was Holland.....just as well ....Now me being one dumb cluck ( as in chicken ) if a cargo as toxic as this... which can close a motorway for several hours......can suspend services to/from an airport... what the flipping heck is it doing on a motorway?
Unescorted? how many other loads are carried each day ...I am going to give as much as I can afford to Friends of the earth or any other organisation which protects our world and children...because at the end of the day when all that poison is washed away where does it go?
in our fields...in our streams.....
yep...SE1 may seem far away from places like the M42... or is it?

Tuesday 16 December 2003 10.15pm
England for the longest time has been the toxic dumping ground of the western world... Look at what America sends this way. In Holland, they collect up all the batteries that no-one wants, then recycles them, and then ships the toxic waste back to the UK...

Good eh...

Wednesday 17 December 2003 7.48am
So Jai, in this tiny island we take the toxic residue from batteries? and anything else by the sound of it..my giddy aunt,what was the name of that political party that looked after environmental issues...

Why does Bub Bub Blair let this happen...he's got children, what will they eat when the land and air are poisoned...

the worlds gorn and gone effing mad....

p.s. there was more media coverage over where the Beckhams are living than reporting accurately this incident on the M42

Wednesday 17 December 2003 10.16am
fraid so... time to relocate !

Wednesday 17 December 2003 11.30am
Just don't relocate to Reading - one of the new cornerstones of the Reading community - the Madejski Stadium (home to my beloved Reading FC), was built on a landfill site. They have little pipes coming up from the ground which belch a warm, smelly gas into the streets so the football club doesn't explode in a cloud of methane...!!!
Thursday 18 December 2003 8.08am
James many years ago I worked for an artersian well company - a hole was dug at London Zoo...over the Easter hols it was covered up...when the workman went down after the holiday he collapsed, a younger workman went in after him thinking his colleague had a heart attack then he too collapsed and died, I think three men died that day - the cause was Methane Gas! a variety of reasons were given, one suggestion was that the hole was directly on the elephant walk where they deposited droppings.( I know they don't have many elephants in Reading, but does methane easily and safely disperse in the atmosphere?)

and the porcine element takes to the sky...
Thursday 18 December 2003 9.23am

You're right - no elephants, just a few mooses.

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