Beacon incinerator protest goes viral
A heartfelt protest by children who oppose Gloucestershire's £500million incinerator plans has gone viral online.
The protest on November 3 saw dozens of Gloucestershire children climb the Haresfield Beacon, near to the proposed site, to say no to the incinerator which would be built by Urbaser Balfour Beatty.
Campaigners from protest group Glosvain say that children have been forgotten in the race to build the incinerator, with no consultation on their views.
They are now hoping the online video from the day will be shared by people to spread the campaign message.
Glosvain's Claire Card said: "Everyone knows that landfill isn't an option anymore but if there is any doubt about the safety of incineration why are councillors risking children's health?
"Previous research has linked incinerators to infant mortality and ill health, and this is currently being investigated by the Health Protection Agency.
"So what is the rationale for continuing with incineration when alternatives such as MBT do the same thing as incineration, in terms of dealing with waste, but are potentially safer, smaller in scale and much, much cheaper?"
The video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/bkOEiouGIR4