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    A Big Bang In The Morning

    Post by chris c on Mon Feb 19 2018, 23:09

    Several days ago. At first I thought the kitchen had blown up. Then I thought a neighbour's house had blown up. Then I thought Sizewell had blown up.

    Actually it was that bomb they found in the Thames being detonated off the Essex coast. Probably the sound travelled across the sea to get here. Much like when that fuel storage depot blew up (Buncefield?) the explosion was heard in Holland. Actually I remember hearing that one too, I though a bird scarer had misfired.
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    Post by graham64 on Tue Feb 20 2018, 22:43

    No big bangs round here instead we have a big pong, there's a quarry about three miles away they are now using as a landfill site and for the past few months the stench has been awful, there has been a protest group set up that has picketed the quarry and the Environment Agency is now involved

    http://chorley.gov.uk/news/Pages/Clayton-Hall-Landfill.aspx 

    Just hoping it's resolved before the spring I'd hate to be outdoors with that stench around


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    Post by chris c on Thu Feb 22 2018, 23:29

    Oh sympathies. The nearest we came to that, apart from the overripe manure piles in the fields just after harvest, was when the local farmer bought a load of composted food/garden waste from the council. It wasn't properly digested, and apart from the whiff it unleashed clouds of flies.

    Pigshit is usually the worst, but some of the digested human ordure runs it a close second and cow slurry is the bronze medalist.

    I may be wrong about the source of the bang because there was another one this morning, loud enough to open bowels. Normally the farmers use those triple-bang propane guns, and some have a version that does one really loud bang. In still weather it can sound like Beirut on a bad day.

    This sounded more like one of those Syrian barrel bombs. Since it has only happened once every few days I wonder if my first though about the Buncefield blast was correct and a birdscarer had misfired. Badly.
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    Re: A Big Bang In The Morning

    Post by graham64 on Fri Feb 23 2018, 21:41

    I'm used to the smell after the farmer's been muck spreading but you do expect that living next to fields, that though unpleasant is only once every two or three years


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    Post by chris c on Sun Feb 25 2018, 21:12

    Yes and once the manure has been dug in the soil gets to smell really sweet.

    I was just remembering that where we used to live they had filled in a quarry with rubbish. At first they topped it off with soil and put in standpipes and flared off the gas. After a while they used the gas to drive a generator. That might be worth suggesting, gets rid of the stink and generates income.
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    Re: A Big Bang In The Morning

    Post by graham64 on Sun Feb 25 2018, 21:21

    chris c wrote:Yes and once the manure has been dug in the soil gets to smell really sweet.

    I was just remembering that where we used to live they had filled in a quarry with rubbish. At first they topped it off with soil and put in standpipes and flared off the gas. After a while they used the gas to drive a generator. That might be worth suggesting, gets rid of the stink and generates income.

    They supposedly have put in standpipes and are burning off the gas, as I've not noticed the smell for the last couple of days whatever their doing is working at present.


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    Post by chris c on Sun Feb 25 2018, 21:37

    That's a step! Now I'm remembering a programme about the history of garbage. Birmingham had a huge incinerator they called the "destructor". They used the heat to generate steam and hence electricity which they used to drive the electric dustcarts.
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Feb 25 2018, 21:49

    chris c wrote:That's a step! Now I'm remembering a programme about the history of garbage. Birmingham had a huge incinerator they called the "destructor". They used the heat to generate steam and hence electricity which they used to drive the electric dustcarts.
     Sensible use of energy I hope they make use of the gas rather than just burning off


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    Post by chris c on Sun Feb 25 2018, 22:10

    Feels like we could use it in the next few days, I can feel the heat being sucked out through the windows already and it's predicted to be dire for the rest of the week. Nighty night!
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Feb 25 2018, 22:20

    chris c wrote:Feels like we could use it in the next few days, I can feel the heat being sucked out through the windows already and it's predicted to be dire for the rest of the week. Nighty night!

    Hope it doesn't get to bad I've a funeral to attend in Cumbria on Wednesday  brrr


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    Re: A Big Bang In The Morning

    Post by chris c on Tue Feb 27 2018, 22:15

    Sympathies.

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