Close Hafod Tip

The recent fire at the Hafod landfill site between Johnstown and Ruabon caused a large plume of dense black smoke to spread across the local area. People were urged to close their windows and stay indoors - for good reason. The burning of plastics and other waste materials can create dioxins and furans, highly toxic chemicals that can get into the food chain and accumulate in larger mammals, including humans.

The landfill site at Hafod quarry was imposed on the community more than a decade ago by councils in Merseyside, who saw this as an easy way to dispose of their rubbish. Despite being refused planning permission initially by Wrexham Council, it was granted on appeal by the then environment minister Carwyn Jones.

We need an independent inquiry to find out how the fire started and assess the dangers caused by the landfill site.

We also need councils to take responsibility for their waste and stop taking the easy option of dumping it in Wales. 

We say close Hafod landfill site down and recycle or re-use your rubbish.

Please sign and share our petition.

 

 

Following the fire at Hafod landfill site, we call for the following:

- an independent inquiry to find out how the fire started and assess the dangers caused by the landfill site.

- for other councils to take responsibility for their waste and stop taking the easy option of dumping it in Wales. 

- close Hafod landfill site down 

 

Who's signing

Victoria Sinclair
Gillian Goodwin
Beryl Williams
Kane Maddocks
Nia Lloyd
Susan Charles
Sharon Williams
Susie Cox
Frank Sean Edwards
Andrew Roberts
Graham Paterson
karen evans
Lia Roberts
Tricia Flanigan
Richard Witherden
Elizabeth Folta
Raymond Jones
Mavis Davies
Emily Thorpe
Nicola Jones
Alex Campbell
Chelsea Wadeson
Susan Davies
Tom Sinclair
Helen Roberts
taylor Jones
Janet
Niki Scott
Sarah Godfrey
834 signatures

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  • Victoria Sinclair
    signed 2020-06-03 21:49:06 +0100
  • Gillian Goodwin
    signed 2020-06-03 20:50:11 +0100
  • Beryl Williams
    signed via 2020-06-03 20:32:52 +0100
    The smell was horrendous, could not sit in garden or open windows
  • Kane Maddocks
    signed via 2020-06-03 18:12:40 +0100
  • Nia Lloyd
    signed 2020-06-03 16:34:45 +0100
    It is a constant smell in the area that is not environmentaly friendly at all. Please close it.
  • Susan Charles
    signed 2020-06-03 16:07:14 +0100
  • Sharon Williams
    followed this page 2020-06-03 15:50:03 +0100
  • Sharon Williams
    signed 2020-06-03 15:46:37 +0100
  • Susie Cox
    signed 2020-06-03 13:27:28 +0100
  • Frank Sean Edwards
    signed 2020-06-03 11:56:23 +0100
  • Andrew Roberts
    signed 2020-06-03 11:43:22 +0100
  • Graham Paterson
    signed 2020-06-03 11:40:56 +0100
  • karen evans
    signed 2020-06-03 11:29:42 +0100
  • Lia Roberts
    signed 2020-06-03 10:40:13 +0100
  • Tricia Flanigan
    signed 2020-06-03 10:20:25 +0100
    I think is abhorrent. I can’t believe this could be remotely acceptable.
  • Richard Witherden
    signed via 2020-06-03 10:10:31 +0100
  • Elizabeth Folta
    signed 2020-06-03 10:01:16 +0100
    It is an environmental and health disaster. Close Hafod landfill site.
  • Raymond Jones
    signed 2020-06-03 09:54:07 +0100
  • Mavis Davies
    signed 2020-06-03 09:38:44 +0100
  • Emily Thorpe
    signed 2020-06-03 09:16:37 +0100
  • Nicola Jones
    signed via 2020-06-03 09:00:07 +0100
  • Alex Campbell
    signed 2020-06-03 08:45:54 +0100
  • Chelsea Wadeson
    signed 2020-06-03 08:11:37 +0100
  • Susan Davies
    signed 2020-06-03 07:41:35 +0100
  • Tom Sinclair
    signed 2020-06-03 07:23:29 +0100
  • Helen Roberts
    signed 2020-06-03 06:33:28 +0100
    Kudos to you as a party for speaking up for your constituents, this top was, as you rightly say forced on our community.
  • taylor Jones
    signed 2020-06-03 01:36:02 +0100
  • Janet
    signed 2020-06-02 23:23:28 +0100
    They take our water we get their rubbish. It doesn’t seem like a fair trade for Wales.
  • Niki Scott
    signed 2020-06-02 23:12:08 +0100
  • Sarah Godfrey
    signed 2020-06-02 22:56:45 +0100

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