Read here as HHP spokesman, Andrew Mathis attempts debate at the former CODOH discussion bbs.
Follow the twists and turns this debate takes in a thread under Mathis's posted topic; 'Why does [this] strike me as being relevant?'* ... most revealing.
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*Here is the story which Mr. Mathis found "relevant", I noticed the link he initially posted is inactive, but here is the story he referred to. Read this then follow the thread given in link above.
1,500 sheep to be dug up as body fluid leaks
By Charles Clover, Environment Editor
THE carcasses of 1,500 sheep slaughtered five weeks ago because they were infected with foot and mouth are to be dug up and burned by Maff after blood was found bubbling up from the ground.
The sheep were buried at Buttington Hall, between Trewern and Welshpool, Powys, after the disease was confirmed on March 26. The Environment Agency has expressed concern that pollution could enter water supplies or the Severn.
It follows the discovery a week ago that 15,000 sheep buried on the Army firing ranges at Epynt, mid-Wales, were leaking body fluids into the water table and would have to be dug up and burned. Richard Tutton, who farms at Buttington Hall, said: "They were buried five weeks ago. The pit was very tidy, efficient and deep.
"We have had horrendous rain since then. Water has got in beneath and it was sort of bubbling up. It has not reached the river or anything. They are catching it before anything happens."
He was informed by the ministry on Thursday that it would be coming this weekend to exhume the carcasses and burn them. Allan Owen, group secretary for the National Farmers' Union in Welshpool, said: "It underlines the shambles of the whole situation."
He said that in his area some farmers were still waiting for compensation six weeks after their livestock had been slaughtered; the ministry had promised to pay it within 14 days. Four days before the Epynt case, the carcasses of nearly 900 cattle and sheep had to be moved when a farmer's water supply became discoloured near Tow Law, Co Durham.
The Environment Agency has said burial on farms is its least favoured option; it prefers purpose-built incinerators and rendering plants and engineered landfill sites.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... fnm328.xml