Burning with enthusiasm

SIR - Reading P Hames' letter (Gazette, March 11) regarding the proposed incinerator at Seven Brethren, Barnstaple, reminds me of just how wimpish we have become. Suggest a phone tower and 25 per cent of the populace will get cancer, never mind that the 1

SIR - Reading P Hames' letter (Gazette, March 11) regarding the proposed incinerator at Seven Brethren, Barnstaple, reminds me of just how wimpish we have become.Suggest a phone tower and 25 per cent of the populace will get cancer, never mind that the 10 to 45-year-olds spend 25 per cent of their day with a radio wave generator glued to one ear!The same may be said of the unqualified objections to this much-needed facility. Having perused the letter one realises that all it adds up to is NIMBY - Not in my back yard! Not a mention about how many acres of our beautiful countryside will be unsullied by landfill sites, only concerns about "ash" and unquantified gas emissions. The by-product of heat to be used by local industry is dismissed as hopelessly inefficient. How can this be known before even one sod has been turned? I am fed up with the "nay sayers" who are steadily turning us into a nation controlled by political correctness and Health and Safety nincompoops. I for one "burn" with enthusiasm for our new facility.Bob Jackson, Torrington.


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