Are these barges polluting homes alongside Regents Canal?

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British Waterways has been asked to examine reports from local residents that these two barges are polluting canalside homes with fumes from their generators.  There’s a very diverse community who lives alongside the canal in Kings Cross – from expensive designer waterside flats through to 1950s social housing.

One resident said

‘It is a balmy spring evening, just right for having all our windows open to blow away the winter blues, but hold on a moment, what the hell is that stink wafting in, killing the hyacinth and jonquil perfume stone dead? Diesel fumes. I’ve just had to close all our windows. The stench has filled our home.’

Grateful to local people who raised this with me following our article on air pollution.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust and Tinder Foundation.
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One Response to Are these barges polluting homes alongside Regents Canal?

  1. Pingback: Kings Cross suffers from Islington’s ‘Not In My Back Canal’ problem | Kings Cross Environment

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