D-Day 23 October 2001
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Arrogance or what?!
From the 2000/2001 Annual report for Scottish Power
"In addition, ScottishPower has entered into a development agreement with Ineos Chlor which, subject to receipt of Planning Approval, will result in the development of a salt cavern gas storage facility at Byley in Cheshire. Planning approval is anticipated during the second half of this year which would permit partial operation for the 2004-05 winter."
Letter to the Editor
11th May 2001
Your report on the meeting at Byley Village Hall summarised the feelings of hundreds of people in the area.
It is becoming clear that the proposal is a very big project indeed, in fact the largest gas compressing plant in Europe.
It will throw out tons of carbon dioxide and oxides of nitrogen from the turbines each day over the area, particularly east of Byley, causing lots of acid rain and misery for asthma sufferers.
Another area of serious concern is the danger of a gas leak and/or explosion, as the pressures that will be applied are enormous, of the order of 119 bar (1,700 pounds per square inch). If that goes up it will be curtains for the school, church and any houses in the vicinity.
The project is not necessary for the supply of gas, it's merely a way of enhancing the profits of Scottish Power as it will buy gas cheaply in off peak periods, compress it and sell it to consumers at a big profit.
The pollution levels will be many times that of the M6, which is bad enough anyway.
- Yours faithfully, JOHN HALSTEAD
Byley Village Hall
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Byley Primary School
Photograph © Byley Primary School
This website has been written on behalf of "Residents Against the Plant" by Alan Rickards.
Last Update 7th October 2001