Campaigners set for waste plant protest march

What the  waste plant would look like.
What the waste plant would look like.

A protest march against plans for an incinerator is taking place tomorrow (Saturday).

Campaigners are worried at the environmental impact of the proposed waste plant at Whistleberry - between Hamilton, Blantyre and Bothwell - despite claims by the applicant that only water vapour and carbon dioxide would be pumped from the chimneys.

Hamilton Energy Recovery Action Group has organised a march tomorrow, starting from the council offices in Almada Street, Hamilton, at 10am, with protestors walking to the site.

Group spokesman Phil Sykes said: “Balloons will be released from the site to demonstrate how far harmful emissions will travel when released by the plant, putting communities across North and South Lanarkshire at risk from harmful airborne pollutants.

“We would urge all who are concerned to either join us on the march or raise their objections against application HM/13/0432 on the South Lanarkshire Council website.”