Study on the Proximity to the Incinerator of Gloucestershire's schools and other Educational Establishments
GlosVain has produced a report on the proximity of Gloucestershire schools and other educational establishments from the site of the Javelin Park incinerator proposed by Gloucestershire County Council.
Some of the most striking findings from our analysis are summarised below:
Proximity of Schools and other establishments
Number of Children by Proximity and establishment category
GlosVAIN believes this is of serious concern regarding the health of Gloucestershire's children. The Health Protection Agency has commissioned a study into claims that there are negative health impacts due to incineration and even increased infant mortality[i]. These claims rest on the fact that substances emitted by incinerators are known to cause cancer and to have a range of other negative health impacts. Children and infants in particular are known to be especially vulnerable to the negative health impacts of these substances.
Read our full report: Schooling in the Shadow of the Incinerator
Click on the map picture below to explore our Interactive Map of Schools and their proximity to the incinerator
More information about the general potential health impacts of incineration are described here.
[i] The Health Protection Agency study is expected to yield preliminary results in 2014 ahead of planned completion of construction of a Javelin Park incinerator (operational 2015): http://www.hpa.org.uk/webw/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1317132452987?p=1317132140479
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