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This page contains links to allow you to download a number of Streaming Video clips, concerning some of the issues surrounding waste management and incineration. Some of the clips may take a little while to download, but are worth the wait. Unfortunately, space constraints mean that we are currently, only able to supply high-speed versions of these clips.  

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All clips are available to download and play using RealPlayer. The clips are loosely broken into Six main sections:-

  • The occupation of the burner by Greenpeace / GAIA activists on the 17th June, 2002. The Chineham action was one of several co-ordinated actions against municipal waste incineration around the world, by members of the Global Anti-Incineration (GAIA) network.
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  • The official opening of the burner by HRH Princess Anne on the 26th September, 2003. Headline news stories from both the BBC and Meridian are included, broken into 5 segments for easy download.
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    This section also includes video footage of Councillor Keith Estlin (Hampshire County Councillor for the Environment!) making the ridiculous claim:
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    "There are absolutely no health problems at all with the incinerator. The facility emits fewer pollutants in a year than a normal bonfire does in eight hours."

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    In response to this ludicrous statement, the BBAC would like to suggest that Councillor Estlin speak to noted waste consultant Alan Watson who had this to say about his comments:-
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    "The Chineham plant is authorised to emit 102 tpa of [Nitrogen Dioxides] NOx, 50 tpa of [Sulphur Dioxides] SO2 and greater than 5 tpa of Particulates - you must have truly awesome bonfires in Hampshire!"
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    Alan also drew our attention to a recent white paper* on Dioxins produced during bonfire night, which makes the following observation among others:
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    "It is not surprising that dioxins are generated on bonfire night - it provides an annual al fresco toxic waste disposal fest with tyres, paints, PCP coated wood, PVC coated materials, solvents and mixed household waste being burned along with the clean wood and probably a few thousand hedgehogs. The generation of dioxins provides a powerful argument for better control of the main precursor materials."
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    * Reference: "Dioxins in ambient air, bonfire night 1994, Chemosphere 34 (5-7) (1997)" pp. 1191-1201

  • Recycling tips from the BBC "First Sight" documentary. A typical working mum looks at how she can reduce her families waste in simple and practical ways. The deeper underlying issue of municipal waste management is also explored.  
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  • The BBC Newsnight investigation into the incinerator industry and it's questionable relationship with county councils, following the Byker scandal in which highly toxic ash was spread over pathways through allotments in Byker, Newcastle in July, 2001.  Much of the allotment land has been contaminated and has subsequently been declared unsuitable for the growth/production of food. Despite this appalling action by Newcastle council, the Environment Agency again refused to react and the head of the EA Baroness Young has since been heavily criticised for the EA's handling of this scandal.
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  • A collection of regional video clips, mostly relating to the Chineham burner. They include an interview with chairman of the BBAC and local parish councillor Chris Tomblin, recorded for BBC "South Today". There is also an interview with the BBAC's Geoff Webb, an expert in the field of childhood cancers who has extensively researched the co-relation between incidents of childhood cancer and asthma with proximity to industrial developments including incinerators and interviews with Borough Councillor Martin Biermann and local activist Ed Leceyw.
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  • Lastly, there is a video of Ex-Councillor ofDudley Keep,  (who "quite co-incidentally" is now a non-executive board member of Hampshire Waste Services), showing his true colours at an early site visit. 
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    As Dudley Keep:-
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    * Was the chairman of the Hampshire County Council Planning and Transportation Committee, the quango that that rubber-stamped the planning application.
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    * Was the councillor most responsible for handing over the county's public consultation responsibilities and obligations, to Hampshire Waste Services.  To add insult to injury, the public consultation was even handed to HWS before planning permission was granted, clearly demonstrating that although the application had not been approved, it was merely a formality and that public opinion would be entirely disregarded, beyond the minimum effort necessary, to keep up the mere appearance ofresponsibility. 
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    * Was a representative of the Basingstoke-East electorate, who owned property in Old Basing but who actually resided in Winchester at the time.  Co-incidentally, Dudley Keep has since sold his house in Old Basing and moved out of the area.
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    * Was the councillor who reluctantly received a petition of over 2500 signatures opposing the development...and then showed his contempt for the petition by tossing it onto the ground.
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    * Was one of the many committee members who refused to attend a presentation given to the Basingstoke and Deane Borough council, which resulted in the B&DBC voting overwhelmingly against the development.  This was of course immediately over-ridden by the County Council.
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    * Actually appeared to doze off/fall asleep during the County Council PlanningApplication Approval meeting.
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    ...we felt he deserved a section in his own right!  Here is just a small sample of the arrogance of Dudley Keep.  We sincerely hope that Mr Keep was paid more than thirty pieces of silver for his part in our fate.

 

Official Opening by HRH

Video clips of the HRH protest, held at the Basingstoke incinerator by Local Residents and anti-incineration groups from across the UK.

Please select the clip of your choice, by clicking on the appropriate link.   

Clips from BBC "South Today" News.

These short clips were extracted from the BBC coverage of the event.

Unfortunately, the full articles are too big to download so we have edited the coverage, in an attempt to include the points of real interest.

Date File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time ( ISDN)
Sound
26/09/2003 HRH_BBC_1.rm

255 kb

The introduction for the Meridian lead story on Friday. 
(Duration: 0 minutes, 13 seconds)
00:01:30 Yes
26/09/2003 HRH_BBC_2.rm

511 kb

While HRH presses the flesh, local protesters give their views on her visit.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 27 seconds)
00:02:00 Yes
26/09/2003 HRH_BBC_3.rm

554 kb

Borough Councillor Martin Biermann sums up local feeling regarding relations between Hampshire Waste Services/Onyx and local residents.  
(Duration: 0 minutes, 29 seconds)
00:02:00 Yes
26/09/2003 HRH_BBC_4.rm

176 kb

County Councillor Keith Estlin's astonishing statement that a bonfire burning for 8 hours produces more dioxins than the burner in a year.   
(Duration: 0 minutes, 9 seconds)
00:00:50 Yes
26/09/2003 HRH_BBC_5.rm

430 kb

The South Today team sum up.   
(Duration: 0 minutes, 19 seconds)
00:01:45 Yes

 

Clips from Meridian News.

These short clips were extracted from the Meridian coverage of the event.

Unfortunately, the full article is too big to download as a single file, so we have broken the coverage into 5 smaller files, each addressing points of real interest.

Date File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
26/09/2003 HRH_Meridian_1.rm

553 kb

The introduction for the Meridian lead story on Friday. 
(Duration: 0 minutes, 29 seconds)
00:02:00 Yes
26/09/2003 HRH_Meridian_2.rm

702 kb

The princess arrives on site via helicopter.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 36 seconds)
00:02:45 Yes
26/09/2003 HRH_Meridian_3.rm

557kb

Cllr Estlin states the obvious and fails to answer the real questions.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 28 seconds)
00:02:00 Yes
26/09/2003 HRH_Meridian_4.rm

478kb

The Princess and her entourage sweep past protesters, angry at what they perceive to be royal approval of dangerous and out-dated technology.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 25 seconds)
00:01:50 Yes
26/09/2003 HRH_Meridian_5.rm

366kb

The Meridian team sum up.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 19 seconds)
00:01:20 Yes

 

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GAIA Action

Video clips of the GAIA protest, held at the Basingstoke incinerator by Greenpeace and an alliance of anti-incineration activists from all over the UK. This section will hopefully be expanded soon to include news coverage of the event.

Please select the clip of your choice, by clicking on the appropriate link. 

General GAIA Action Clips.

These short clips were taken by a BBAC representative, acting as a freelance reporter, in order to obtain access to the site for as long as possible.

File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
GAIA01.rm

316 kb

Anti-incineration activists occupy the Chineham Incinerator site in Basingstoke and unfurl a colourful selection of banners, bearing a range of anti-incineration messages. 
(Duration: 0 minutes, 17 seconds)
00:00:30 Yes
GAIA02.rm

593 kb

As anti-incineration activists dig in and unfurl their banners, the police arrive (together with the police spotter plane which proceeds to circle the site for the next hour). 
(Duration: 0 minutes, 32 seconds)
00:00:30 Yes
GAIA03.rm

320 kb

Undeterred, anti-incineration activists proceed to  unfurl a huge skull and crossbones banner down the west face of the site. 
(Duration: 0 minutes, 17 seconds)
00:00:30 Yes

 

Clips from the BBC South.

These short clips were extracted from the BBC coverage of the event from Monday 17th June until Wednesday 19th June, with the kind permission of the BBC. Our thanks to the BBC for providing copies on tape.

Unfortunately, the full articles are too big to download so we have edited the coverage, in an attempt to include the points of real interest.

 

Day #1 of the protest.  Greenpeace and an alliance of anti-incinerator activists, occupy the Chineham Incinerator site and the story is the lead news item on BBC South Today. 

Date File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
17/06/2002 BBC-D1-1.rm

716kb

The introduction for the BBC lead story  on Monday. 
(Duration: 0 minutes, 38 seconds)
00:02:30 Yes
17/06/2002 BBC-D1-2.rm

684kb

Greenpeace footage of the site occupation including an interview with one of the activists on site
(Duration: 0 minutes, 37 seconds)
00:02:30 Yes
17/06/2002 BBC-D1-3.rm

415kb

Local residents arrive to show their support for the activists on site.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 22 seconds)
00:01:50 Yes
 

Day #2.   Bailiffs remove the first of the activists from the Chineham site and the BBC talks to MP Andrew Hunter, Hampshire Waste Services spokesman John Collis and Environment Minister Michael Meacher. 

Date File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
18/06/2002 BBC-D2-1.rm

455 kb

Follow-up BBC story introduction on Tuesday.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 25 seconds)
00:01:55 Yes
18/06/2002 BBC-D2-2.rm

1 Mb

Bailiffs remove the first of the activists. But Greenpeace digs in and makes the going difficult for the bailiffs.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 55 seconds)
00:03:55 Yes
18/06/2002 BBC-D2-3.rm

446kb

Basingstoke MP Andrew Hunter, voices his concerns and Hampshire Waste Spokesman brands the protesters as "Industrial Terrorists."
(Duration: 0 minutes, 24 seconds)
00:01:53 Yes
18/06/2002 BBC-D2-4.rm

197kb

The BBC asks: What do we do with our rubbish? Introduction clip only.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 10 seconds)
00:00:30 Yes
18/06/2002 BBC-D2-5.rm

848kb

Michael Meacher discusses the need to recycle and compost...but makes no reference to incineration!
(Duration: 0 minutes, 45 seconds)
00:02:45 Yes
18/06/2002 BBC-D2-6.rm

458kb

Report from the Zero Waste demonstration, launched in London on Tuesday.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 25 seconds)
00:01:55 Yes
18/06/2002 BBC-D2-7.rm

710kb

The BBC interviews Keith Collins, an environmental researcher who explains the dangers of incineration.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 38 seconds)
00:02:30 Yes
18/06/2002 BBC-D2-7.rm

710 kb

The BBC interviews Keith Collins, an environmental researcher who explains the dangers of incineration.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 38 seconds)
00:02:30 Yes
 

Day #3.   Bailiffs remove the last of the activists from the Chineham site and local residents return to cheer the protesters, as the police place them under arrest and take them to Basingstoke Police Station.

 

Date File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
19/06/2002 BBC-D3-1.rm

404kb

The BBC reports the end of the protest. Introduction clip only. 
(Duration: 0 minutes, 22 seconds)
00:01:50 Yes
19/06/2002 BBC-D3-2.rm

220 kb

The BBC's Joe Campbell reports live from the site.  
(Duration: 0 minutes, 12 seconds)
00:00:45 Yes
19/06/2002 BBC-D3-3.rm

652 kb

Bailiffs remove the last of the activists and the BBC speaks to Mark Strutt, the Greenpeace action coordinator. 
(Duration: 0 minutes, 35 seconds)
00:02:20 Yes
19/06/2002 BBC-D3-4.rm

325 kb

Local Mums and children return to the site to cheer the activists as police remove them from the site.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 17 seconds)
00:01:00 Yes
19/06/2002 BBC-D3-5.rm

156kb

As the action wraps up, the BBC notes that local support resides strongly on the site of the activists.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 8 seconds)
00:00:40 Yes


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Recycling

One of the most important things that we can ALL do to reduce the need for both landfill and incineration, is to get serious about recycling as much of our household waste as possible. This section includes edited highlights of the recent BBC "First Sight" documentary on recycling and contains a number of useful ideas, hints and tips.

Please select the clip of your choice, by clicking on the appropriate link. 

File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
Recycle.RM

3.2 MB

The full highlights of BBC's "First Sight" documentary on municipal waste processing and recycling.
(Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds)
00:08:30 Yes
Intro.RM

0.6 MB

An introduction raising the current issues and talking to Claire about her weekly rubbish mountain.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 55 seconds)
00:02:00 Yes
Bins.RM

0.8 MB

Using simple recycling bins to separate glass, paper and plastics, as well as tips on smarter shopping to minimise surplus packaging.
(Duration: 1 minute, 22 seconds) 
00:02:30 Yes
Compost.RM

0.6 MB

20% of our household waste, is organic kitchen scraps, which make excellent garden compost! Find out how. 
(Duration: 1 minute, 6 seconds)
00:02:00 Yes
Nappies.RM

0.5 MB

An alternative to disposable nappies (which take 500 years to biodegrade and presents a major problem in landfill) as well as an old-fashioned alternative  to  plastic milk bottles.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 44 seconds)
00:02:00 Yes
Result.RM

0.2 MB

A drastic reduction in waste after just one week! Well done Claire!
(Duration: 0 minutes, 20 seconds)
00:01:30 Yes
Epilogue.RM

0.5 MB

Claire talks about her new-found enthusiasm for recycling and voices her concerns about the need to change our attitudes towards the waste we all produce.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 54 seconds)
00:01:45 Yes

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National Television Clips

An episode of the BBC "Newsnight" (Tuesday 3rd July, 2001, 10:30pm on BBC2) has highlighted the incinerator industry's failure to self-regulate and most importantly, its apparent reluctance to tighten it's safety controls to prevent another scandal such as the one that occurred at the Byker Incinerator in Newcastle.  The programme also questioned the way that the Environment Agency is currently failing to take action and includes an interview with environment minister Michael Meacher.

It is not possible to produce a single RealPlayer video stream of the entire program, due to the overall length of the production.  We have therefore split the entire programme into a number of smaller parts, which will allow visitors to download

NOTE: Due to slightly poor sound quality on the original recording, we have been forced to convert the file to a higher-quality RealPlayer video stream than usual, to preserve the integrity of the sound. This does however, significantly increase the size of the files, which range from 2.5MB to 8MB in size.

Please be patient when downloading these clips...they take time but are worth waiting for!.

We would like to thank the BBC Newsnight team for kindly granting us permission us to use their material, in our ongoing campaign to bring the entire incinerator debate to a full and in-depth public inquiry.

All video material in below is copyrighted by the BBC.

Please select the clip of your choice, by clicking on the appropriate link.

File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
NN-Intro.RM

2.6 MB

An introduction to the issues raised, including information on dioxins and the process of incineration.
(Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds)

00:15:30 Yes
NN-Byker.RM

6.3 MB

The Byker Incinerator Scandal in depth. Local council allowed a mixture of relatively benign "bottom ash" to be mixed with highly toxic "fly ash" and spread it on allotments all over the Newcastle area, contaminating over 40 sites.
(Duration: 5 minutes, 40 seconds)
00:38:00 Yes
NN-Building.RM

7.7 MB

Highly contaminated fly ash has been used in the building of roads and carparks, but of most concern is it has also been used to make breeze-blocks, used to build houses!
(Duration: 6 minutes, 50 seconds) 
00:45:30 Yes
NN-Summary.RM

2.1 MB

A summary of Newsnight's findings reveals a worrying lack of adequate safety controls and
a reluctance on the part of the incinerator industry to address areas of concern.
(Duration: 1 minute, 54 seconds)
00:13:00 Yes
NN-Meacher.RM

8.0 MB

An alternative to disposable nappies (which take 500 years to biodegrade and present a major problem in landfill) as well as an old-fashioned alternative  to  plastic milk bottles.
(Duration: 7 minutes, 14 seconds)
00:55:00 Yes

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Transcripts of the above programme are also currently available at the Newsnight website.

NOTE: If you are unable to download any of the above clips, but would like to view a short summary of the Newsnight programme above, you might like to consider downloading the smaller Newsroom SouthEast Article below.  This article covers the parts of the Newsnight broadcast, concerning the use of toxic fly ash from the Edmonton incinerator facility in London, in building materials, including those used to build houses.

Please select the clip of your choice, by clicking on the appropriate link. 

File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
NSE-Summary.RM

3.1 MB

Environment Minister Michael Meacher has ordered an investigation by the Environment Agency after a BBC Newsnight programme revealed that Highly contaminated fly ash from the Edmonton incinerator in London, has been used to make breeze-blocks,  to build houses!
(Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds)

00:18:30 Yes

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Regional Television Clips

The BBAC have been approached on a number of occasions by both radio and television documentaries dealing with the issue of incineration. This section contains some short clips from those documentaries.

Please select the clip of your choice, by clicking on the appropriate link. 

File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
BBAC.RM

1.75 MB

Chris Tomblin voices the BBAC Concerns as part of the BBC's "Southern Eye" documentary on incineration.
(Duration: 1 minute, 8 seconds)
00:04:30 Yes
Meridian1.RM

0.8 MB

This clip taken prior to Hampshire County Council's controversial decision to approve the burner application, includes views of the site and clips from the BBAC's Geoff Webb and John Collis from Hampshire Waste Services (in the middle of a rather uncharacteristic attack of conscience).  Who do YOU think is being less than truthful?
(Duration: 1 minute, 16 seconds)
00:02:30 Yes
Meridian2.RM

0.9 MB

This clip includes info from Basingstoke Councillor Martin Biermann and Ed Leceyw from the BBAC.
(Duration: 1 minute, 26 seconds)
00:02:45 Yes

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The councillor whose arrogance knew no bounds

Basingstoke East county councillor Dudley Keep (The then-chairman of the planning and transportation committee - the quango that rubber-stamped the burner planning application) showed his true colours on a recent visit to the Chineham incinerator site, when asked an awkward question, by Councillor Martin Biermann. Councillor Keep has repeatedly shown utter contempt for his constituents, the democratic process, and even his fellow councillors!

In subsequent county elections, we are pleased to report that councillor Keep was not re-elected, which we view as a victory for reason over arrogance.  The legacy he has left will unfortunately, take longer to put right.

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File Size Description Estimated. Download
Time (Dual ISDN)
Sound
KEEP.RM

0.1 MB

Dudley Keep displays the arrogance that has become his calling card.
(Duration: 0 minutes, 12 seconds)
00:00:45 Yes

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