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From: Ellenbrook Area Residents Association EARA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 31 August 2019 at 08:55
Subject: Clarification on article re Bromnate Plume
I have just read your article regarding the proposed quarry and bromate
plume at the old Hatfield Aerodrome.
I just wanted to clarify that the EARA’s contention is that process of
quarrying could move the Bromate Plume laterally and
contaminate the water that is the source used for our drinking water and flows
through the dig site to the water pumping stations. This would render the
source water unusable and potentially close the two remaining local water
Due to the monitoring that Affinity Water do at these water pumping stations
we do not fear contaminated water ever getting into the public water system and
coming out of our taps. Your article could be wrongly interpreted as that.
The fear is the serious consequences of losing this valuable and according
to both Affinity Water and the Environment agency media releases recently, a
scarce and diminishing resource. This has the potential to close the local
water pumping stations and requiring water to be obtained from elsewhere, which
as both organisations have said is getting more difficult to source. The loss
could be both environmental and financial.
Hope this helps clear up our concerns.
On Behalf of EARA