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Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:11 pm
by lee greagsbey
Sadly it's rising it's ugly head again... :g48:

"Metal pollution will hide British treasures forever, detectorists warn"

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/0 ... g_share_fb

Re: Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:42 pm
by muddy
‘Green Waste’ is a nightmare. :g44:

Re: Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 am
by the barnacle
we warned about this 10 yrs ago and even got it debated in parliament and on country file but detectorists failed to get behind the petitions. its not rising its ugly head again as it never went away.

Re: Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:05 pm
by lee greagsbey
the barnacle wrote:we warned about this 10 yrs ago and even got it debated in parliament and on country file but detectorists failed to get behind the petitions. its not rising its ugly head again as it never went away.
I remember it well barnacle, you, Steve Rice and Sir Bob Russell... I was one of the ones who answered the battle cry and tried to rally support but i fear apathy defeated us... :g51:

Re: Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:42 pm
by dig-it-pete
I am surprised that the archeologists and the BM are not putting their weight behind banning this pollution?

I remember seeing a recent feature on the Countryfile TV programme about the amount of plastic waste also being spread on the land through this green waste, which according to the companies that produced the waste, was well within the government regulations for plastic in waste - absolute tosh in my opinion, there should be no metal or plastic being spread on fields at all - what is the matter with these people? Is it just money that speaks now :g44: :g44: :g44:

Re: Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:44 pm
by lee greagsbey
I know that it causes problems with the geophysics surveys... i recall David Williams telling me when the petitions were going around.

Re: Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:18 pm
by the barnacle
lee greagsbey wrote:
the barnacle wrote:we warned about this 10 yrs ago and even got it debated in parliament and on country file but detectorists failed to get behind the petitions. its not rising its ugly head again as it never went away.
I remember it well barnacle, you, Steve Rice and Sir Bob Russell... I was one of the ones who answered the battle cry and tried to rally support but i fear apathy defeated us... :g51:
I remember Lee, :g50: there's only so much time you can put in without backup until you become a mad man.
dig-it-pete wrote:I am surprised that the archeologists and the BM are not putting their weight behind banning this pollution?

I remember seeing a recent feature on the Countryfile TV programme about the amount of plastic waste also being spread on the land through this green waste, which according to the companies that produced the waste, was well within the government regulations for plastic in waste - absolute tosh in my opinion, there should be no metal or plastic being spread on fields at all - what is the matter with these people? Is it just money that speaks now :g44: :g44: :g44:
it was my footage used on country file - troble is its only us detectorists that see the problem as once ploughed in its gone - my local mp said it was fly tipped waste that i was reporting when i took the evidence to him.

Re: Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:34 pm
by Hectorsfarm_
I had a whole Roman site ruined because of this and solar panel installations... :tears:

Re: Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:21 am
by ageezer
anglers are the worst of the lot dumping their rubbish in pristine areas ,beer cans and spam cans galore