Originally Posted by Scary Des
... Incidentally did you know that Fawley Refinery is one of the dirtiest in Europe and has the highest density of population within a ten mile radius of any of them
Lets hope they know what they are doing
Who gave you this information? I'm sure the good people of Liverpool, Runcorn, Warrington, Chester, Birkenhead and Widnes will sleep safer in the knowledge that they are considered "less dense" than those of the Southampton locality.
and thatís just the refineries in the UK.. Mind you if Hull and Grimsby got taken out...who would care?
Did your source tell you on what basis Fawley was dirty? Catalyst emissions, water pollutants, gas escape? Did they say how much Exxon were investing in new equipment to further exceed their environmental targets?
Also, do you know when the refinery was built? How many of the peolpe living in your 10 mile radius have moved in since that time and how many prior to that time? Perhaps you should re-phrase to : "do you know how many people chose to live within 10 miles of a large oil refinery?"
Speaking as someone who has visited pretty much all refineries in Europe and a huge number in the rest of the world, I am fascinated to know your source of information...
You may also want to read this thread before making accusations on a public forum.. Food for thought?
...and before anyone asks... yes, I am feeling grumpy this morning...