Village blighted by pollution from ICI Runcorn's old waste tip

Sixteen families have moved out of their homes near ICI Chemicals & Polymers' manufacturing complex at Runcorn, Cheshire because their houses are contaminated with a toxic chemical dumped in a nearby quarry more than 50 years ago. ICI is now facing demands to compensate the wider village community for blight and stress. The saga offers a foretaste of the issues which may arise at other sites under the incoming contaminated land regulations.

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