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Weekly Edition - Published  24 May 2016


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Comment from Rimrose Valley Friends in response to our Department of Transport, Roads Minister's visits Liverpool report

LAST week we ran a report about UK's Transport Minister visiting Liverpool to view plans to boost Port Of Liverpool. Part of these plans includes an option that has upset many local residents. The local campaign group:- 'The Friends of Rimrose Valley Country Park.' have since replied to the report we ran. They said:- "It's clear that the Roads Minister, Andrew Jones and the Government are determined to push ahead with their A5036 road building plans. We look forward to seeing how they are going to reduce the already intolerable levels of air and noise pollution suffered by the surrounding communities. In February 2016, The Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health stated that air pollution will kill 40,000 people prematurely each year and the health costs add up to more than £20 billion every year. (ref)."  They then added a question:- "What is the estimated increase in the local premature deaths from both road options?" RimroseValleyFriends.Org then went on to say:- "That same report "Every Breath We Take: The Lifelong Impact of Air Pollution" states as a recommendation 'Act to protect the public health when air pollution levels are high. When these limits are exceeded, local authorities must have the power to close or divert roads to reduce the volume of traffic, especially near schools.' There are numerous schools in close proximity to the A5036. To stop these roads tragically damaging the health of vulnerable children the authorities should be acting on the advice of the country's best scientific experts and closing the road to all freight traffic. Numerous reports stress the importance of open green space for mental and physical well being. Either option would inevitably destroy the green lungs of the area and increase, not only air pollution, but noise pollution, light pollution and traffic congestion. The nitrogen dioxide level this morning at the Princess Way Air Quality Monitoring Station was 105μg/m³ at 7.30am. The European Union legally binding mean level is 40μg/m³." 

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