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Wednesday, 8 March 2006

Environmental Damage of London Olympics

The London Olympics due to be held in 2012, in the Lea Valley area of London, are already proving to be controversial.

Annie Chipchase, an Environmental consultant, is quoted as saying:

"The Olympic proposals will destroy all the existing habitat, and thus the associated wildlife. Proposals to provide mitigation in terms of translocating species, and providing alternative habitat, are unlikely to be successful. Only legally-protected species will be the focus of such work.

The waterways of the Lower Lea provide a unique place for wildlife and people in a dense urban area. Destruction of these habitats for an elite sporting event should not be contemplated".

Needless top say, the concerns of the environmental lobby will be ignored by those hoping to make money out of the Olympics.

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