“POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS WASTE” DUMPED NEAR HOMES
The BBC has highlighted a “rotten stink” in County Durham. The BBC1 “Inside Out” programme on Friday 7th March said that the BBC “has discovered that the company which was set up to provide a green alternative to tipping rubbish in landfill sites in County Durham is dumping potentially hazardous waste yards from people’s homes.”
The company involved is Premier Waste Management, which is 85% owned by Durham County Council.
The story involves the people of Newfield near Bishop Auckland and the huge Todhills landfill site close to their homes. The stench has come from waste that has not been fully composted. Two out of four samples sent for testing by the BBC showed E.coli was present, and one “far exceeded Government test levels.”