Surge in Mogden Odour Complaints
Environmental Health Officers to visit homes to assess impact
The Mogden Residents' Action Group (MRAG) are reporting that there has been a sharp increase in the number of complaints from local people about the smell and mosquitoes from Thames Water's facility.
They have asked Thames Water's Community and Local Government Liaison officer to explain the odour outbreak but say they have not receive a response.
MRAG claim that odour escaping Thames Water's premises is unlawful under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Council's environmental health officers plan to follow up complaints about this issue. They will be making home visits to areas worst affected at peak hours for the smell. MRAG say these often occur after the monitoring team at Mogden has gone home.
MRAG are assuming the Council wants to record the odour at various dwellings with a view to issuing further Abatement Notices as is required of the Local Authority under EPA 1990.
June 19, 2007