Friday, 10 August 2012

Nook Lane update from the EA

"Waste continues to be removed by Blakeley's waste management limited from the site at Nook Lane in Oswaldtwistle. Environment Agency officers continue to be at the site in Nook Lane and at the facility where the waste is going to.

Last week, Blakeley’s Waste management limited, moved waste to Pilsworth in Bury.

On Monday 7 August, a decision was taken by Blakeley's Waste Management Limited to begin moving the waste to Whinney Hill Landfill instead of Pilsworth Landfill. The Environment Agency has no influence over this decision which we understand to have been made purely on commercial, rather than environmental reasons. We would like to make it clear that we did not observe any environmental impacts from the waste at Pilsworth which has caused it to be taken to Whinney Hill instead.

Our officers have been at Whinney Hill Landfill all day today observing every load of waste being deposited. We would like to reassure you and your constituents that the waste being tipped at the landfill is baled household and commercial type waste. There has been NO evidence to suggest that there is any medical waste within the bales.

We will continue to be onsite in Nook Lane until all the waste is removed.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will continue keep you informed.

Steve Molyneux  - AEM Lancashire"