My biomass fire fears

HOW interesting to read in the Daily Echo of a fire in a 25 metre high pile of woodchip in the docks opposite Millbrook Road – but fear not everybody because according to the Solent Stevedores manager: “It is only steam and is a normal process that commonly happens”

– he told the fire brigade.

Well that’s OK then. I wonder if that’s what the manager of the Biomass plant in Tilbury Docks thought when 4,000 tonnes of woodpellets ignited in February which was tackled by 100 firefighters?

I am sure we can all remember the the problems experienced when those tonnes of scrap metal caught fire on a cold, wet winter’s day but this woodchip is designed to burn albeit not always in a controlled environment.

These are all incidents waiting to happen, so let them happen somewhere else and not on our doorstep, literally .

MR K D HAWKSWORTH, Freemantle, Southampton.

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9:20pm Wed 6 Jun 12

loosehead says...

A fire in a pile of woodchip can be put out & no permanent damage will be done.
Where they're planning to put the Bio Mass you have Railroad tracks six lane road ( three each way) so are you seriously saying it would burn down your properties?
If Fawley was to go up then nothing this side wouldn't be effected yet people are buying properties next to it.
Do you prefer we build Nuclear stations? what do you think would happen if they were burn down?Bye Bye Southampton.
instead of making up excuses for being NIMBY's take a look at what's staring straight at us from France.
The French have built the bulk of their Nuclear power stations alongside the English Channel the fall out would go up to at least Reading but I don't see you lot Protesting against those ?
A fire in a pile of woodchip can be put out & no permanent damage will be done. Where they're planning to put the Bio Mass you have Railroad tracks six lane road ( three each way) so are you seriously saying it would burn down your properties? If Fawley was to go up then nothing this side wouldn't be effected yet people are buying properties next to it. Do you prefer we build Nuclear stations? what do you think would happen if they were burn down?Bye Bye Southampton. instead of making up excuses for being NIMBY's take a look at what's staring straight at us from France. The French have built the bulk of their Nuclear power stations alongside the English Channel the fall out would go up to at least Reading but I don't see you lot Protesting against those ? loosehead

10:32am Thu 7 Jun 12

Linesman says...

loosehead wrote:
A fire in a pile of woodchip can be put out & no permanent damage will be done.
Where they're planning to put the Bio Mass you have Railroad tracks six lane road ( three each way) so are you seriously saying it would burn down your properties?
If Fawley was to go up then nothing this side wouldn't be effected yet people are buying properties next to it.
Do you prefer we build Nuclear stations? what do you think would happen if they were burn down?Bye Bye Southampton.
instead of making up excuses for being NIMBY's take a look at what's staring straight at us from France.
The French have built the bulk of their Nuclear power stations alongside the English Channel the fall out would go up to at least Reading but I don't see you lot Protesting against those ?
Well said.

Add my name to that.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A fire in a pile of woodchip can be put out & no permanent damage will be done. Where they're planning to put the Bio Mass you have Railroad tracks six lane road ( three each way) so are you seriously saying it would burn down your properties? If Fawley was to go up then nothing this side wouldn't be effected yet people are buying properties next to it. Do you prefer we build Nuclear stations? what do you think would happen if they were burn down?Bye Bye Southampton. instead of making up excuses for being NIMBY's take a look at what's staring straight at us from France. The French have built the bulk of their Nuclear power stations alongside the English Channel the fall out would go up to at least Reading but I don't see you lot Protesting against those ?[/p][/quote]Well said. Add my name to that. Linesman

2:44pm Thu 7 Jun 12

bigfella777 says...

Linesman wrote:
loosehead wrote:
A fire in a pile of woodchip can be put out & no permanent damage will be done.
Where they're planning to put the Bio Mass you have Railroad tracks six lane road ( three each way) so are you seriously saying it would burn down your properties?
If Fawley was to go up then nothing this side wouldn't be effected yet people are buying properties next to it.
Do you prefer we build Nuclear stations? what do you think would happen if they were burn down?Bye Bye Southampton.
instead of making up excuses for being NIMBY's take a look at what's staring straight at us from France.
The French have built the bulk of their Nuclear power stations alongside the English Channel the fall out would go up to at least Reading but I don't see you lot Protesting against those ?
Well said.

Add my name to that.
Add my name to it as well,careful you dont get run over on shirley high st.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A fire in a pile of woodchip can be put out & no permanent damage will be done. Where they're planning to put the Bio Mass you have Railroad tracks six lane road ( three each way) so are you seriously saying it would burn down your properties? If Fawley was to go up then nothing this side wouldn't be effected yet people are buying properties next to it. Do you prefer we build Nuclear stations? what do you think would happen if they were burn down?Bye Bye Southampton. instead of making up excuses for being NIMBY's take a look at what's staring straight at us from France. The French have built the bulk of their Nuclear power stations alongside the English Channel the fall out would go up to at least Reading but I don't see you lot Protesting against those ?[/p][/quote]Well said. Add my name to that.[/p][/quote]Add my name to it as well,careful you dont get run over on shirley high st. bigfella777

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