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From: "Jo Makepeace" -
Subject: SchNEWS 533, Friday 24th Feb, 2006
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 01:55:22 -0000

two UK peat extraction sites' equipment damaged


Last month, at almost exactly the same time, not one but two peat extraction sites were mysteriously sabotaged. At a site owned by Joseph Metcalf Ltd, at Chat Moss near Manchester, two excavators had their engines wrecked, locks glued, and around a hundred specialist tires on hoppers and harrows were slashed. Meanwhile, at Lindlow Moss near Wilmslowe, at a site owned by Croghan Hill Horticulture (a subsiduary of EJ Godwin of Glastonbury), four tractors and JCB's had their engines sabotaged and locks glued and buildings were sprayed.

The real coincidence is that the operations of J. Metcalf Ltd have destroyed Chat Moss. They are now threatening the Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Astley Moss and local Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), whilst EJ Godwin's work has dramatically increased the destruction of the rich wildlife habitats of Lindlow Moss.

Read Corporate Watch's report on the Peat Industry "Turning Dirt into Dollars" -   [PDF File]

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