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Scientists find deadly links between covid-19 and air pollution

Particles carried in the air are ‘micro-aeroplanes’ and coronavirus is their ‘passenger’, according to researchers in Italy Bad news for those living in Croydon, Sutton and surrounding boroughs in the “south London incinerator belt”, who have been trying to avoid … Continue reading

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Councillors ‘gagged’ from questioning incinerator operators

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on how what is supposed to be a public meeting at Croydon Town Hall tonight has banned questions about the fire at the Beddington Lane incinerator Councillors elected to represent people living across four boroughs … Continue reading

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Sutton backs scheme to route 60,000 lorries through Croydon

BELLE MONT on how the environmental vandals running Sutton Council are pushing a scheme for another industrial plant on Beddington Lane Just a matter of weeks since declaring a climate emergency, Sutton Council is tonight backing a Beddington Lane waste … Continue reading

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Viridor incinerator under investigation by Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has confirmed it is investigating last month’s fire at the Viridor incinerator site at Beddington Lane, following complaints from local air quality campaigners, as first reported by Inside Croydon. But such scrutiny has not stopped Viridor’s lies and … Continue reading

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Beddington is just one of 14 fires at Viridor plants since 2015

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on a worrying sequence of fires at sites run by one of the country’s biggest incinerator operators which has prompted a call for an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive The fire next to … Continue reading

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Croydon councillor leads call for incinerator fire investigation

BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK reports on the fall-out from yesterday’s fire at the site of the Viridor incinerator on Beddington Lane Stuart Collins, Croydon Council’s deputy leader, has called for an urgent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the fire at the Beddington … Continue reading

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Fire breaks out near Viridor incinerator on Beddington Lane

UPDATE 1.30pm: The London Fire Brigade was dealing with a major incident this morning as a fire broke out close to Viridor’s incinerator on Beddington Lane. The incinerator has been built at a cost of £210million for the South London … Continue reading

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Sutton failed to consult on HGV plan, says Croydon Council

Sutton Council has been threatened with a public inquiry into their plans to redirect heavy lorry traffic into Croydon, as a senior Town Hall official has accused the neighbouring local authority of getting their figures wrong, of failing to follow … Continue reading

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LibDem Sutton’s green credentials are going up in smoke

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the incinerator borough is struggling to portray itself as all clean and green It was an announcement which would have further convinced Tom Lehrer that satire can no longer survive in the face … Continue reading

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Enforcement officer is sent in over neglect of wildlife reserve

A south London council has been forced to appoint an enforcement officer to check on the environmental work which Viridor is supposed to be doing at Beddington Farmlands. The appointment comes more than two years after the Local Government Ombudsman … Continue reading

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Local contractors hit as Viridor incinerator builders go bust

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the business collapse of the construction firm working on a £250m project at Beddington Lane The construction firm which has been leading on the £250million build of the Viridor incinerator at Beddington Lane has … Continue reading

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‘Incinerator is option of last resort’ says Assembly chair

An environment report from the London Assembly this week says that the capital needs to reduce the amount of rubbish it is incinerating – just as Beddington is about to fire up a vast waste incinerator that was given clearance … Continue reading

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Sutton’s LibDems start campaigning on their green credentials

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on an outbreak of leafleting in Beddington by the LibDems, who somehow have forgotten to mention their industrial scale incinerator Sutton’s polluting, thieving and cage-fighting Liberal Democrat councillors and ex-councillors have swung into action, with … Continue reading

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Two men and a digger: slow going on closed Beddington Lane

Are Conways, who are widening Beddington Lane to make it easier for the thousands of rubbish-laden HGVs to reach the Viridor incinerator, staging a go-slow? How can a major road be closed and the contractors not work on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Mayor’s recycling targets go up in smoke at Beddington

London will edge ever closer to burning 50 per cent of its waste when the Beddington Lane incinerator, operated by Viridor, fires up in anger next year. That’s according to figures from London Assembly Member Caroline Russell, whose question to … Continue reading

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Viridor highlights homeless owls as they claim wildlife success

Incinerator operators Viridor have outraged local conservationists with their latest publicity, which has been described as “misinformation” over the status of the habitat and the various wildlife species that live around Beddington Farmlands. Viridor has a £1billion contract from the … Continue reading

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Viridor about to use chimneys that Santa won’t want to visit

The industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane is set to be fired up for the first time in the next couple of weeks, Inside Croydon has learned. “It’s the sort of Christmas present no one in south London would want,” … Continue reading

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Viridor panel refuses grants to Beddington community groups

A £1million ‘hush fund’ announced for community groups by incinerator operators is being used to try to subdue local opposition, according to one activist. BELLE MONT reports Viridor, which has a £1billion public contract to operate the incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

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Incinerator operator sends threatening letter to bird watcher

An environmentalist who has worked for more than a decade on the Beddington Farmlands site, monitoring the wildlife in an area which was supposed to be transformed into a nature reserve, has been sent a threatening letter by incinerator operators … Continue reading

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Our clueless councils are killing residents with toxic air

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After a week of shambles and chaos in neighbouring borough Sutton, with Carshalton Ponds being drained without any advance warning and with Veolia – who are familiar to Croydon residents after years of lacklustre service – missing bin … Continue reading

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Night-time road survey begins for TfL along Beddington Lane

Overnight works have begun along Beddington Lane, as Transport for London starts to spends millions of pounds of public money in strengthening the thoroughfare in anticipation of the hundreds of laden HGVs which will be trundling along it daily with … Continue reading

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Greens accused of ‘betrayal’ for backing LibDems in Richmond

The Greens in south London have got themselves into a bit of a lather, after the environmentally concerned party decided not to contest the Richmond Park parliamentary by-election, and instead support the LibDems in an effort to beat Zac Goldsmith. … Continue reading

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Environment campaigners take protest to Viridor shareholders

The Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign is staging a demonstration in Beddington Lane tomorrow evening, June 29. Protestors will be gathering on the public footpaths outside the entrance to the Viridor incinerator site before a photo-call at 7pm. The … Continue reading

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Profits of doom: How to make millions from burning crap

Croydon Council, by signing up with the South London Waste Partnership, has gone into the incineration business. For 25 years, our council will be spending £10 million a year for the privilege of polluting the south London atmosphere. Meanwhile, someone … Continue reading

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Sutton slam £5,000 legal demand on incinerator campaigner

Sutton Council have been accused of vindictiveness and of trying to gag one of their fiercest critics, after their lawyers issued a demand for £5,400 for legal costs seven months after the end of a court case. Shasha Khan received … Continue reading

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