TAX PAYERS MAY HAVE TO FOOT THE DECOMMISSIONING BILL FOR LAGOON 3 - ESTIMATED BY THE ADMINISTRATORS TO BE £5 MILLION.
A HUGE COST DUE TO THE CONTENTS OF THE LAGOON BEING DEEMED AS CHEMICALLY UNSTABLE HAZARDOUS WASTE, WHICH NEEDS SCREENING AND CLEANING. THE WALLS OF THE LAGOON MAY FAIL IN TIME AND THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PROSECUTION FOR POLLUTION FROM A POTENTIAL LEAK (why worry about that when the Environment Agency have failed to prosecute for the TWO pollutions from enormous leaks from those lagoons in June 2015 and March 2016?)
NO EMPTYING OF LAGOON 3 HAS TAKEN PLACE IN THE LAST YEAR AS APPARENTLY NO CONTRACTOR WILL TOUCH IT. ANY COMPANY OUT THERE INTERESTED?
The Environment Agency told us over the past 5 years that they regularly tested the digestate, so it comes as a surprise that the contents of the lagoon are now deemed to be so hazardous that they need screening and cleaning before spreading to land. Why did the EA give a permit for this lagoon - when there were no drawings for it; there was no secondary containment; the underground pipes meant to take the gas to the biogas plant were never connected and the contents were so hazardous?
MUCH MORE TO COME.