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Sunday, March 18, 2007

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY.... Brecon potest camp against pipeline

Today we called in to visit the protest camp near Brecon against the LNG pipeline that is currently ripping it’s way across South Wales.

The site is one of a number of camps protesting against a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG, gas that has been cooled to liquid form at -161oC) pipeline that will be carrying gas brought in by ship to Milford Haven right across Wales, ripping through some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, including the Brecon Beacons National Park. The 115-mile pipeline will supply 20% of the supply of gas in Britain.

Apart from the obvious concerns about the damage this will do to the environment, there are serious concerns about the safety of the pipeline. The pipe measuring at 48inches wide will pump odourless gas through at 94 bar. Gas pumped through at this speed is designed to travel in straight lines. This pipeline arches, curves and changes in height, therefore pressure points will be created, weakening the structure of the pipe. And there is the little matter of sections of the pipe running along a fault line that is the UK’s worst earthquake zone.

AMERICAN LNG EXPLOSION


An American LNG pipeline with a mere 36inch diameter and a lower pressure is kept well away from civilisation and has already been the cause of explosions.

Not even Charlie Dimmock and Alan Tichmarsh could re-create this beauty

The Brecon site is situated meters off the A40 between Brecon and Sennybridge in a beautiful little copse with a stream running through that is going to be devastated by the pipe. National grid claim they will be putting everything back the way it was before they started, which is nothing short of laughable, you cannot recreate this sort of thing, it took mother nature thousand of years to create it!

We will fight them in the trees

The National Park are dead against it, the people who live near by are against it, the people who will have to put up with the giant floating time bombs coming into the harbour at Milford Haven are against it and National Grid have failed to come up with a case FOR it, having shrouded the whole thing in secrecy from start to finish.

Who knows the secret of the wodden pallet box? The entrance to a network of tunnels.

Protesters are fairly well dug in and look likely to be able to hold out against eviction when the big bad wolf comes for quite a while. The hardy few that are there have had to put up with all that the Welsh winter weather can throw at them including rain mud and some of the worst snow we have seen for ten years. However, they need help, and eviction is imminent, so if you can get up there please do what you can to support them, even if it is only to take up supplies. Every little helps!

FOR MORE INFO.....

FIGHT THE PIPE WEBSITE
FIGHT THE PIPE MYSPACE
BRECON CAMP LOCATION MAP
CAMPAIGN AGAINST PRESSURE REDUCTION INSTALLATION
RISING TIDE
EARTH FIRST

2006 VIDEO FROM TRBANOS PROTEST CAMP



CONTRACTORS SHOW TOTAL LACK OF CONCERN FOR PROTESTORS HEALTH AND SAFETY (Trebanos Jan 2007)

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At 10:25 am , Blogger sam said...

nice work mate! check out this blog too... http://thebigwelshgasproject.blogspot.com/

 

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