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Metal pollution hide British treasures forever

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Sadly it's rising it's ugly head again... :g48:

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

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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.

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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:
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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:
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I know that it causes problems with the geophysics surveys... i recall David Williams telling me when the petitions were going around.
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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:
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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.

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I had a whole Roman site ruined because of this and solar panel installations... :tears:

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anglers are the worst of the lot dumping their rubbish in pristine areas ,beer cans and spam cans galore

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I was asked by a dairy farmer to run my detector over a lorry load of bedding for his cattle, it was full of signals, he said there should be no metal in it, but it was full of the usual alloy fixings from kitchens etc. The problem is the farmers love it for bedding down the cattle as it is cheaper and more absorbent than straw, and of course they spread it all over their fields, he is aware of it but unfortunately it won't make any difference.

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Legalised field contamination which gets into the food chain, can't be good for human consumption in the long run. :g45: :g51:
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the-roman wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:03 am Legalised field contamination which gets into the food chain, can't be good for human consumption in the long run. :g45: :g51:
Nothing will happen until it’s too late. It’s like the pollution of our seas, beaches and rivers. It all gets into the food chain. It’s a crying shame. How on earth was it allowed in the first place? Who is supposed to monitor it? :g44:

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muddy wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:19 pm
the-roman wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:03 am Legalised field contamination which gets into the food chain, can't be good for human consumption in the long run. :g45: :g51:
Nothing will happen until it’s too late. It’s like the pollution of our seas, beaches and rivers. It all gets into the food chain. It’s a crying shame. How on earth was it allowed in the first place? Who is supposed to monitor it? :g44:
Totally agree mate :g50: wish I knew the answer :g50:
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paulh wrote: Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:15 pm I was asked by a dairy farmer to run my detector over a lorry load of bedding for his cattle, it was full of signals, he said there should be no metal in it, but it was full of the usual alloy fixings from kitchens etc. The problem is the farmers love it for bedding down the cattle as it is cheaper and more absorbent than straw, and of course they spread it all over their fields, he is aware of it but unfortunately it won't make any difference.

Shouldn`t be using mashed MDF as the glue is a known carcinogen.

http://www.organics-recycling.org.uk/up ... PAS111.pdf

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