UK Health Newswire Archive
Campaign groups against incineration and landfill have started all over the country, including Sheffield, where a new incinerator being build urged campaign group R.A.B.I.D. ('Residents Against Bernard Road Incinerator Damage') to get into action, with local politicians   stating the new facility will 'put the publics health at risk'. Also, the massive enlargement of the Parkwood Landfill site, with an increase from 266,000 tonnes to 1 million tonnes a year, urged local residents to step up their campaigns. Their ongoing investigation into the proposals is raising more questions than answers. Residents are beginning to see a possible link emerging between the new massive incinerator in Sheffield, which is nearing completion, and the proposals for the enlargement of the landfill site. The expansion of the landfill site, proposed by owners Viridor Waste Management, would enable the ash from the new Bernard Roads incinerator to be dumped there. See photos.
Nottingham has recently seen an uprising by local residents in the area of Sneinton to stop the local incinerator from expanding and to demand better recycling facilities. Last year the campaign group NAIL (Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill) was set up to stop the incinerator burning waste in the middle of the city. When owners Waste Recycling Group (WRG) submitted an application for expansion, the campainers stepped up their campaign. Last Monday over 30 people took action against the local Environment Agency. On Saturday artists and residents in Sneinton organised the 'Rubbish Day Out'. A well attended event, organised to raise awareness of the incinerator expansion and to promote recycling through interactive workshops.
A campaign group has also been set up in Mansfield, just north of Nottingham, where there are plans to build a new mixed waste burning unit at the Crown Farm Industrial Estate in the Forest Town area. Campaign group MAIN (Mansfield Against Incineration) has held several well attended public meetings since early summer. Mansfield MP Alan Meale gave his support to the group. Both NAIL and MAIN are supported by Greenpeace, Notts Friends of the Earth, Nottingham Green Party and CABS (Clean Air for Bakersfield and Sneinton).
Previous actions: include a demonstration in Nottingham city centre, a banner drop (which is still going on), a protest at the WRG promotional exhibition, and a public meeting back in September. Nottinghamshire Indymedia has been working on a short film about the campaign which will be online soon.
Links: Nottinghamshire Indymedia | Sheffield Indymedia | NAIL website | R.A.B.I.D website | View planning application for expansion Nott'm incinerator | Previous feature articles on Nott'm Indymedia:    | UK Indymedia articles on incineration | Wikipedia on incineration | Links to other campaign groups in the UK.
In light of the growth in avaiation pollution and its detrimental effects on the climate, the Nottingham Dissent group invites you to a demo against flying on Sat 7th January 2006. Meet outside the council house at 12 noon. We have flyers, but would welcome people to bring banners, cotumes, improvised street theatre. We will be having a tour of the local travel operators and their clients to convince them that flying is not the best way to get to your holiday destination unless you want to totally screw the planets atmosphere.
video of corporal punishment in malaysia and singapore(warning:not for the faint-hearted)
18-12-2005 23:14Efforts are being made in New Mexico, the UK, the Falkland Islands and other areas to ban aspartame (E951/Canderel/NutraSweet/Equal, etc.). Activists all over the world with Mission Possible Intl are alerting consumers aspartame is a chemical poison.
18-12-2005 20:13What follows is an update on the tornado that ripped through South Birmingham in July 2005. The update reveals gross incompetence on the part of Birmingham City Council and the fact that resident’s concerns about numerous issues were indeed true. Not only will residents bear the cost of the tornado’s damage through higher council tax rates passed onto them by Birmingham City Council, but it looks like the costs will be far higher than expected because of the council’s negligence in handling the situation and it’s failure to secure support from the governments Bellwin Scheme. The report also reveals that Birmingham City Council failed to insure it’s own properties and downplayed an asbestos scare.
16-12-2005 02:26Aspartame Battle in NM shifts from Boards to Attorney General's Opinion on how an FDA approved product and neurotoxic food and medicine additive can be
challenged despite industry claims of federal preemption.
15-12-2005 18:49Italian peer reviewed study shows aspartame (marketed as an artificial sweetener) to be a multi-potential carcinogen. Click on the link below to hear how Donald Rumsfeld used politics instead of science to get aspartame approved when the FDA said NO!
15-12-2005 10:54Pushed through legislation, this sweetner is in many products if only you looked at the list of ingredients! "potentially" unsafe for you!
14-12-2005 22:43No cause for concern they said, just stay indoors and close your windows. Everything is going to be fine.
14-12-2005 18:35“Lately I have turned to a vegetarian diet. Today’s youth, particularly the ones who have come from Tibet and have a refugee status must inculcate these principles for their own development and to have peace of mind. The message from mahakaruna [Sanskrit: ‘great compassion’] has clearly asked us to follow and preach love and compassion for all living beings.”
13-12-2005 18:56From 8pm - late on Friday 23rd December @ The 5 Lamps Pub in Derby WORD ON THE STREETS shall be showcasing an eclectic cast of live music in order to raise money for the homeless. Please come down and show some support as well as having a jolly good festive knees up.
13-12-2005 12:03Participatory performance methodology getting people to 'go to the clinic!' Kenyan community health workers facilitate health workshops with youth theatre practitioners. An M&E facility enables rural clinics to practice preventative care policy. Great potential for tackling diseases, HIV/AIDS formost.
11-12-2005 23:58Below is a poem that I've written to try to make people a little more aware of the plight of the homeless at this time of year, why, is it only at this time of year thar we feel we should do something to help those less fortunate than ourselves and not for the rest of the year? Guilt or what? You tell me?
11-12-2005 20:09Protection of the National Health Service, in Huddersfield and nationally. Opposal to closures, privatisation, redundancies.
Oodles of people marched in Huddersfield on Saturday 11th December, so many I couldn't see the end of the column, and everyone cheered us on.