Thursday, 3 April 2014

Phurnacite Abercwmboi pollution legacy continues.

Back in October 2012 I posted that

Workers at the  now closed smokeless fuel plant which closed in 1991who  were made ill by their place of work, the High Court has ruled.
The men said making the fuel at the  at Abercwmboi, Rhondda Cynon Taf, left them with lung cancer and respiratory disease.
Four of 183 ex-workers with claims won compensation between £120,000 and £4,500 after claiming British Coal failed to provide necessary protection.
Lawyers say the judgement could affect hundreds of workers throughout the UK.
The workers had put forward claims for lung, skin and bladder cancers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The area around Abwecwmboi used to be one of the most polluted parts of Wales

Today I've saw a comment from a member of the acyoon groub

Hi Glyn,

Please check out our Face Book page and if you would care to leave comments or to share photo's we would be grateful for your support. I'm trying to find the one of Duffryn wood that shows just blackened stubs.

The Phurnacite Justice Action Group are still battling on trying to get justice for those that were denied it as a result of the court case. It wasn't the huge success it was hailed to be, that has hidden a much larger injustice and whilst it's good for those who saw justice done for the harm caused to them, many were and are still being denied compensation and justice. the group are trying to change that. hope to hear from you, Kindest regards, Shirley

Unfortunately n a  attempt to clean up my Google account I deleted the Photos stored on the Blog not realising that this would also delete them this would delet them gtrom my pages.

But here's a few example

Clearly this  is  possibly on of the greatest ecological disasters not only in the UK.

And people are still suffering from this 

The group Facebook page is here

Is this not a issue that our Assembly should be looking at and Investigate the price we are now paying for out Industrial past?

Starting with the legacy of pollution and linked ilness at Abercwmboi would be a start.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Glynn for this, don't know what's going on but the notifications you sent me on Face Book have just suddenly disappeared. Could you re-send please? Regards, Phurnacite Justice Action Group.

glynbeddau said...

It does seem to be there I'll look again and repost if necessary