On Wednesday 5th August Ealing Green Party hosted 2 talks on air pollution in Ealing, Amrik Mahi being from campaign group C.A.S.H. (Clean Air for Southall and Hayes) and the other from air quality analyst, Tim Webb.
Are we closer justice for the residents of Southall? How has the lockdown affected the air quality in that part of Ealing? Let’s find out! Clean Air for Southall and Hayes Amrik Mahi will be giving us an update on the Southall Waterside (Gasworks) development issue.
This follows the recent explosive public meeting between CASH, local politicians Julian Bell, Dr Onka Sahota and Virendra Sharma and interested parties including air quality scientists and The Guardian newspaper.
A new video has been released, telling the story of the Gasworks scandal through the eyes of the residents that live in Southall.
Former Green Party candidate Meena Hans, who commissioned the video, says “The people of Southall are currently facing a grave social injustice.
“For the past three years, they have been breathing in a toxic mixture. This includes arsenic, benzene, naphthalene and many other known carcinogenics. People in the area have been becoming ill with very similar symptoms, including an increase in cancer.
“The toxic air has been caused by the development of the old gasworks site (Southall Waterside) by Berkeley Group. Boris Johnson approved the development when he was the Mayor of London.
“The residents have not been supported by their local representatives. They have not been supported by Ealing Council or by their MP. But here we have given some of the residents affected a chance to tell their stories.
“Everyone has the right to breathe clean air and not be poisoned in their own homes and streets.