StoptheShaft urges this to take place as soon as possible as 2nd consultation period approaches
On Monday the BBC announced that Lord Selbourne will lead the team scrutinising the plans to build a controversial £3.6bn "super-sewer" under the River Thames. Lord Selbourne said:
Sian Baxter Chairman of StoptheShaft has told Putney SW15.com that:
Some of the West London CSOs, eg, Hammersmith, are highly polluting and discharge millions of cubic meters of sewage into the river each year and with the shorter tunnel they would not be connected. It is hard to see how 'diversion of run-off rainwater and sustainable drainage' could handle such polluting CSOs. Barn Elms CSO, on the other hand, discharges very small amounts in comparison (about 0.1% of overall discharges) and is much more likely to be solved using such alternative solutions.
Irrespective of whether the full tunnel or hybrid solution is adopted, our message of Brownfield not Greenfield still holds."
July 6, 2011