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

Julie Cooper
Amanda Jones
Jon Gooding
Tom Vernon
Nic Heart
Hugh Jordan
Lynn Shearer
Helen Jones
Philip McDonald
Yvonne Barratt
Derek Evans
Sacha Dean Langford
Fiona Williams
J Evans
jane tasker
Michael Hughes
Heather Coppell
Rhys Williams
Russell Roberts
Winston price
Anthony Beckwith
Sally Gaskin
Jeannette Baker
Lena Girvan
heather williams
John Gallanders
Susan Kovacs
Paul Roberts
Gavin Jones
834 signatures

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  • Julie Cooper
    signed 2020-06-02 15:00:15 +0100
  • Amanda Jones
    signed 2020-06-02 14:46:35 +0100
  • Jon Gooding
    signed 2020-06-02 14:28:44 +0100
  • Tom Vernon
    signed 2020-06-02 14:19:42 +0100
  • Nic Heart
    signed 2020-06-02 14:05:27 +0100
    skip should never have opened, the toxics off this site is a disgrace and as a health and well being practitioner…… this is bad for the health of the local people, who have had enough toxic waste in this area from Monsanto and Kronospan
  • Hugh Jordan
    signed 2020-06-02 14:02:14 +0100
  • Lynn Shearer
    signed 2020-06-02 14:01:43 +0100
  • Helen Jones
    signed via 2020-06-02 13:37:27 +0100
  • Philip McDonald
    signed 2020-06-02 13:26:54 +0100
  • Yvonne Barratt
    signed 2020-06-02 13:26:49 +0100
    I can smell this when sitting in my garden in Rhos terrible smell
  • Derek Evans
    signed 2020-06-02 13:24:49 +0100
  • Sash
    @sashtw tweeted link to this page. 2020-06-02 13:24:05 +0100
  • Sacha Dean Langford
    signed 2020-06-02 13:23:29 +0100
    Its unacceptable that the people of wrexham recycle their waste with very little going to landfill ! while having waste from Merseyside dumped in our county
  • Fiona Williams
    signed 2020-06-02 13:18:25 +0100
  • J Evans
    signed 2020-06-02 13:04:17 +0100
  • jane tasker
    signed 2020-06-02 12:58:31 +0100
    Signed
  • Michael Hughes
    signed 2020-06-02 12:57:13 +0100
    Enough is enough, Wales does not want these Carcinogens from England. Merseyside Councils should bear the entire cost of removal of this toxic waste from Hafod Landfill, and close the potential environmental disaster site down
  • Heather Coppell
    signed 2020-06-02 12:43:13 +0100
  • Rhys Williams
    signed 2020-06-02 12:31:33 +0100
  • Russell Roberts
    signed 2020-06-02 12:27:41 +0100
  • Winston price
    signed 2020-06-02 12:20:31 +0100
    Smells horrendous most days. Needs shutting down. Can be smelt miles away most days
  • Anthony Beckwith
    signed 2020-06-02 12:14:35 +0100
    IT STINKS
  • Sally Gaskin
    signed 2020-06-02 12:13:53 +0100
  • Jeannette Baker
    signed 2020-06-02 12:11:10 +0100
  • Lena Girvan
    signed 2020-06-02 12:11:02 +0100
  • heather williams
    signed 2020-06-02 12:08:41 +0100
  • John Gallanders
    signed 2020-06-02 12:08:35 +0100
  • Susan Kovacs
    signed via 2020-06-02 12:06:01 +0100
    It’s a danger to us all locally humans and wildlife..
  • Paul Roberts
    signed 2020-06-02 12:05:21 +0100
  • Gavin Jones
    signed 2020-06-02 12:03:48 +0100

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