For those of you outside the region, or who missed the news at 6.30pm and 10.20pm yesterday (and again Monday morning) - see link below;
Drinking water and a bridge have been provided across the polluted stream, for the resident badgers
Pumping from the polluted stream continues - and dams are still being built to try and stop the spread of the liquid.
So we now have tankers of the pollution being returned to Crouchland Biogas from the affected streams, in the same tankers that export the digestate away from the plant. But with the lagoons so totally full (above their freeboard levels) - where on earth are they going to put it all?
Presumably they will have to dump it all into lagoon 1, which was just meant to be dirty water, like lagoons 2 and 4 (which we now know have digestate in because they have leaked and polluted our lands!)
Then they will have digestate in every lagoon - and Mr Mekitarian will have to admit that there are no longer any agricultural lagoons left which just contain dirty water.
The lagoons need closing down as Crouchland Biogas have clearly shown over and over again that they cannot manage their polluting digestate.
Come on EA. Everyone will be behind you! You have enough evidence by now. You know you have not been told the truth.
21 March update from the Environment Agency
We would like to thank the community again for all the information and support that you are providing related to this incident.
The clean-up operation is continuing today and our monitoring over the weekend indicates signs of local water quality improvements. Our officers are on site again today and we are using all our available regulatory powers to ensure the operator continues to comply with our instructions.
Despite the improving situation WE ARE STILL WARNING THAT PEOPLE AND ANIMALS SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THE POLLUTED AREA WHILE OUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN ONGOING.
Our teams will continue to monitor the situation and we are considering all available enforcement options to ensure the operator complies with the conditions of their permit.
We will keep you updated as this situation evolves.
Please feel free to share this update with the wider community.