Newspaper articles 80’s and 90’s

<back to Newspapers Main Read about the increasing public awareness of environmental issues in 1980's and 1990's particularly concern over:
  • Bathing water quality at seaside resorts...
  • Health hazards of increasing noise pollution...
  • Hundreds of oil spill incidents around the British coast each year (541 oil spills in 1981, an improvement on the 636 oils spills in 1977!)...
Headlining pollution incidents in Burnley include:
  • 60 fish killed in 1985 following pollution from a water treatment works...
  • 300 fish die in 1991 as vandals damage storage barrels of cleaning fluid which entered surface water drains...
  • In 1992 over 3 miles of the rivers Brun and Calder were polluted by 700 gallons of heating oil...
  • 2,000 fish die in 1996 when a detergent leak at a chemical factory turns river into a foaming mass...
Good news includes:
  • Cliviger fish ponds restored...
  • Meetings of the Lancashire Water Services Council are open to the public...
  • In 1999 Burnley sees a 'Riverside Improvement Project' launched as part of the Burnley Town Centre Action Plan..