Fire has been burning for over a decade, spewing out toxic pollution!
Despite the fact that the ULEZ expansion across the whole of outer London will have little to no impact on the air we breathe according to Transport for London’s own report, Mayor Sadiq Khan, insists on going ahead with in August saying ‘I’m not going to apologise for taking bold action to fix London’s air.’ Well okay. But was he watching ITV News yesterday?
An illegal dump in Launders Lane in Rainham in East London, has apparently been on fire for the past 10 years – yep – it’s been burning continuously for a decade!
Environmental Scientists from University College London found that toxic pollution levels were 70% higher in the area than the rest of Rainham. PM2.5 particulates were three times higher than recommended by the World Health Organisation.
It’s so dangerous, firemen can’t get near it. No one know’s what’s burning, but the former landowner, now in jail used to store weapons and illegal substances there.
It’ll cost £10 million pounds to sort out and save the lives of people in the area. But apparently, there’s no money for that. But there are £250 million pounds available for the expanded ULEZ infrastructure.
Priorities, people. Priorities.