'Fumes from Waste4Fuel site made my daughter physically sick'

Jane Crockett with her 11-year-old daughter Cheyenne Rahman

Jane Crockett with her 11-year-old daughter Cheyenne Rahman

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A St Paul's Cray woman says the fumes from the Waste4Fuel recycling plant are making her daughter physically sick.

Jane Crockett's daughter, Cheyenne Rahman, already suffers from congenital heart defect (CHD), but the Cornwall Drive site's stench has made her situation much worse.

The 11-year-old is a pupil at Gray's Farm Primary Academy in Sevenoaks Way, located opposite the site.

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Mrs Crockett, 38, of Saxsville Road, brought her daughter to the recent Environment Agency meeting at Kemnal Technology College.

She said: "The reason we went to the meeting was I wanted her to tell the Environment Agency how it makes her feel.

"She has CHD and a few other medical issues. The fumes from the site and smell have made things much worse.

"The smell is really bad. It makes her cough and choke.

"It makes her sick - she has been physically sick on her way home from school.

"I don't understand why the site hasn't been closed down - why is everything taking so long? Why is she being made to breath these fumes?

"I am severely angry about the situation. I have never known anything like it."

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A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: "We updated over 250 members of the local community at our drop-in at Kemnal College on March 4 on the regulatory action that we have taken against Waste4Fuel Ltd.

"The community were able to see and ask questions on the independent volumetric, waste type and air quality surveys plus the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority fire risk survey.

"We have committed to sharing the results of the Public Health England analysis of our air quality and waste composition surveys as soon as possible.

"We are hoping to be back in the High Court by the end of March based on Waste4Fuel Ltd failing to maintain adequate fire breaks on the site and making unsatisfactory progress towards the May 1 2014 deadline to remove all combustible waste."

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10:42am Fri 14 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

Oh don't worry, soon everyone will be sick from radiation which means we will all be sick, meaning no one can complain because we will all be in the same boat. LIFE'S GREAT"
Oh don't worry, soon everyone will be sick from radiation which means we will all be sick, meaning no one can complain because we will all be in the same boat. LIFE'S GREAT" white rabbit9
  • Score: 6

12:28pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Jane.cb says...

The Environment Agency should be updating all residents. Not all of us were able to attend the meeting on 4th March.

The air that we breathe is toxic, residents have been forced to abandon their homes. We can't go out in the garden or open our windows. We're all held to ransom by this one company that should be shut down on the spot and all the rubbish removed.

Disgraceful.
The Environment Agency should be updating all residents. Not all of us were able to attend the meeting on 4th March. The air that we breathe is toxic, residents have been forced to abandon their homes. We can't go out in the garden or open our windows. We're all held to ransom by this one company that should be shut down on the spot and all the rubbish removed. Disgraceful. Jane.cb
  • Score: 14

6:51pm Wed 19 Mar 14

tedbaker says...

news jane cb the e.a. never let anybody know they did not want the turn out that attended to come it was us local residents that put out the flyers to let as many people come to the meeting. we gave them a bloody nose that what sticking together does we need to stick together to get this dump closed .wait for it they have applied to bring another 200tons of waste onto the dump wait and watch for protest meeting at the dump to stop it coming in
news jane cb the e.a. never let anybody know they did not want the turn out that attended to come it was us local residents that put out the flyers to let as many people come to the meeting. we gave them a bloody nose that what sticking together does we need to stick together to get this dump closed .wait for it they have applied to bring another 200tons of waste onto the dump wait and watch for protest meeting at the dump to stop it coming in tedbaker
  • Score: 1

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