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?