Cannock Chase Council gets more Government money
Published on Wednesday 8th August 2012
Cannock Chase Council has been successful in its bid to Government for additional funding for soil sampling off Hunter Road, Cannock.
Previous sampling of soils found some areas where the level of one particular contaminant (Polyaromatic hydrocarbon or PAH) was higher than the guidelines.
Councillor Janos Toth, Deputy Leader of the Council and Environment Portfolio Leader, said:
"We are delighted that additional money is available for the Council to undertake further investigation in the High Bank, Oriel Close and Hunter Road area. Residents have been kept fully informed during the process and will continue to receive regular updates.
"We would like to reassure local residents that the Council will take the necessary action to clear contamination if found".
This investigation will show the extent of the soils with higher than guide values of PAHs and then a decision will be made on whether there is a risk to public health.
Work will commence during week beginning 10th September 2012 and a report on the findings is expected to be available by the end of October.
Should any remedial work be required, a further bid for funding will be made to the Government.