Anthrax fears over soil at planned waste plant site
WHEN the tannery was built on Sinfin Lane in 1918, it was common practice to get rid of damaged and diseased hides by burying them.
Were any of these infected with anthrax? Almost certainly yes.
These spores can stay dormant for more than 100 years until they find a host.
This soil is already contaminated with heavy metals and none of it should be removed.
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I can't see how you can build a waste plant of the size planned without disturbing the soil.
It's about time that Derby City Council pulled the plug on this site before it starts a disaster.