Ex­pan­sion will worsen air qual­ity

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - CJ BRADY Har­ling­ton DAVE DE­GEN Whip­pen­dell Road, Wat­ford

man­age­ments to just ig­nore the is­sues and they will go away. I know this be­cause I used to be a union ap­pointed Health & Safety Rep­re­sen­ta­tive and lost pro­mo­tions due to be­ing deemed a whis­tle blower.

It is un­ac­cept­able in this day and age for as­bestos to be stripped with­out ad­e­quate pro­tec­tion for the public and staff – in­clud­ing those do­ing the de­mo­li­tion. THE Air­port Com­mis­sion panel headed by Sir Howard Davies gives the go-ahead for a third run­way at Heathrow pro­vid­ing it ‘does not de­lay Lon­don meet­ing its air qual­ity tar­gets for 2030'. What planet is he on? Of course it will ex­ac­er­bate the sit­u­a­tion with the fumes from yet more planes mak­ing Lon­don's al­ready poor air qual­ity worse than ever.

If the gov­ern­ment aren't care­ful they will end up clos­ing the gate af­ter the horse has bolted.

Be­fore mak­ing any de­ci­sion on Heathrow, there needs to be a full en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact as­sess­ment which in­cludes the ef­fect on health of the pro­jected rise in emis­sions from a third run­way car­ried out by an in­de­pen­dent and im­par­tial body.

Much as peo­ple like BA chief Willy Walsh may clam­our for the third run­way at Heathrow, David Cameron must not be cowed but stand firm.

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