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China clay dump plan under fire
Imerys quarry
Imerys says no better site for waste has been found
Plans to dump china clay waste on the outskirts of St Austell have been condemned by a leading councillor.

Clay company Imerys wants to dump waste on a 250 acre site on the Gover valley, north west of the town.

Opponents say that valuable ancient farmland, woods, a stream and fauna and flora could be lost.

Restormel Council leader Councillor Joan Vincent says it would be a mistake, but Imerys says no better site has been found.

Councillor Vincent said: "I was horrified when I heard they were considering tipping here.

"It is a very beautiful area. So much has already been destroyed and we have to be extremely careful about what is granted in the future."

Imerys spokesman Ivor Bowditch said: "We have had detailed discussions with the county council over tipping options.

"This site is not without issues that I fully accept, but an environmental impact assessment has been carried out."


SEE ALSO:
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11 Jun 03 |  Cornwall
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05 Jun 03 |  Cornwall
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25 Feb 03 |  England
Liaison group 'opens dialogue'
04 Jan 03 |  England


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