Boris Island could be explosive

Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, has called on Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, to abandon his estuary airport plans because of a wartime hazard nearby.

Commenting on the Department of Transport’s report into the survey carried out on the SS Richard Montgomery ship which was wrecked with 1,400 tons of TNT explosives inside it, and is located near to where the proposed ‘Boris Island’ airport would be situated, she said:   “The threat of this cargo ship being blown sky high by any construction work needed for an airport in this location is a risk not worth taking. The devasation and chaos caused by an explosion would be immense.

“This report confirms the utter folly of Boris Johnson’s proposed Thames Estuary airport.

“It is time Boris Johnson dropped his proposals and instead concentrated on the transport issues that he is actually responsible for.”

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