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Asbestos Lawyers Welcome Chew Valley Quarry Decision

Council Decides Against Site Becoming Disposal Ground


Legal specialists who represent victims of asbestos-related disease have welcomed confirmation that a quarry near Bristol will not be used to dispose of hazardous waste including the dangerous material.

Bath and North East Somerset Council have revealed that the application to use the Chew Valley site has been unanimously rejected, with councillors stating that not enough had been done to demonstrate the area was suitable.

The decision has come after a long campaign in which the local community have protested against the plans, with campaigners raising concerns that asbestos could end up leaking into a nearby lake.

Irwin Mitchell has vast experience in helping both victims affected by asbestos-related diseases and the families of those who have died from such illnesses to seek justice over the problems they have endured.

Satpal Singh, a legal expert in such cases at the law firm’s Bristol office, said: “The campaign against these plans raised serious concerns in relation to safety, so it is very welcome to see that the council has fully assessed the issue.

“We have seen on numerous occasions the terrible impact that asbestos can have on so many lives, particularly when the risks of exposure from such materials have not been carefully and properly considered.

“This decision is a great success for the many people who have fought against the issue.”