MVV Umwelt held an exhibition in Plymouth on Monday 8 February (at Ernesettle) and on Tuesday 9 February (near Devonport Dockyard) to display their plans for their two proposals for incineration in Plymouth. Notification was by an ad in the local paper on the previous Wednesday; despite this there was a very good turnout by Ernesettle residents on Monday, who made their feelings known with a range of very pertinent questions, leaving MVV Umwelt in no doubt that they would face a fight.

The Devonport site is attracting less opposition as it has come into the picture late in the day, but residents are starting to come together as they realise the implications.

Stuart and I had been to Ivybridge to hear Paul Connett’s inspiring presentation on 3 February and we were delighted to see Neil Tugwell of the Ivybridge anti-incinerator campaign at Ernesettle.

According to Ricky Knight, a Barnstaple town councillor and member of Devon Residents Against Incinerators (DRAIN):

Devon County Council have ‘mothballed’ plans to build an incinerator at Seven Brethren Bank, Barnstaple.

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Researcher and health campaigner Mike Ryan has raised the alarm after receiving a letter from Justin McCracken. In the letter, the Chief Executive of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) admits that they have not studied the rate of illness or premature deaths at electoral ward level around any incinerator. Continue reading »

Maurice Spurway explained that Exeter FoE are concentrating on Exeter Airport at the moment. The Exeter Incinerator was given the go ahead in July last year, by Devon County Council, and there’s not much stomach for carrying on with the campaign.

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