Council calls for ‘respite holidays’ for residents affected by landfill stench

Councillors are to ask the government to help fund short-term respite breaks for vulnerable residents affected by the stench from the notorious Walleys Quarry landfill site in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

by Conor McGlone
The proposals came in the same week that a report linked hydrogen sulphide emissions from the site to higher than expected death rates from respiratory diseases. Photograph: Stop the stink
The proposals came in the same week that a report linked hydrogen sulphide emissions from the site to higher than expected death rates from respiratory diseases. Photograph: Stop the stink

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