'Wisbech a non-starter for incinerator,' says reader
During King's Lynn Incinerator’s public inquiry, which Wisbech will need to make a request for at the earliest opportunity, the following points arose:
1) – The maximum deposition of harmful particulate matter that will come out of an industrial chimney is ten times further than the height of that chimney, as a radius. So your 95m stack chimney will deposit harmful respiratory particles, at a worst distance point 950 metres from that chimney, a diameter 1.9km – a perfect circle in modelling.
In reality the prevailing wind will distort the shape downwind, which will increase its greatest harm, to a potential double distance. This is crucial for site location.
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