Novichok emergency vehicles buried near village of 13,000
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed that some vehicles had been buried at Wingmoor Farm, about two miles from Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire. A spokesman said: “Following review by specialist teams, some of the vehicles involved in the response to the incident in March have been moved to a hazardous waste landfill site. Our priority is making sure that the identified sites are safe, so they can be returned to use and Wiltshire can get back to normal.
“There is absolutely no risk to the public of using hazardous waste landfill sites. These locations are fully sealed and highly regulated to ensure waste is disposed of safely. This is controlled by regulation, overseen by the Environment Agency, which specifically ensures that sites are not prone to flooding or other hazards.”
Tony Mackinnon, a member of Bishop’s Cleeve parish council, said: “I would have thought the risk to the public is vanishingly small.”
PRESS PAUSE: "This is controlled by regulation, overseen by the Environment Agency, which specifically ensures that sites are not prone to flooding or other hazards.” Mmmmmm! The EA who protected their own property next to Zane's Home and watched as the ‘historic landfill’ (unregulated and unsealed) flooded. Point here also proves even the safest of regulated sites pose a danger when flooded.
Zane died, Authorities lied
to read full article in The Times; click here >> https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/novichok-emergency-vehicles-buried-near-village-of-13-000-pf9wk3vxq
Please watch the 20 minute abstract from BBC The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History
The Home Secretary has said yesterday the couple exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Amesbury were exposed in an area that hadn't been part of the clean-up following the Skripal's poisoning months before.
But Sajid Javid also said, "It is completely unacceptable for our people to be either deliberate or accidental targets, or for our streets, our parks, our towns, to be dumping grounds for poison."
Yet little Zane's death continues to be kicked into long grass when, The Nerve Agent Hydrogen Cyanide was detected in his home. The Environment Agency protected the property they own next door with gas proof membranes 4 years prior after commissioning reports which showed migrating gases that would ‘kill or cause serious injury’ to occupants, due to the close proximity of the abutting historic landfill site.
Zane should be graduating junior school today, which is another raw, and painful milestone denied him. So many lost moments, dreams, aspirations.
If you’ve lost a loved one, a milestone event such as leaving junior school trigger a new wave of grief.
Unfortunately, our culture teaches us we’re supposed to grieve quickly and move on with our lives. Zane’s parents have not only suffered the loss of their precious child, the paralysis of Zane’s father and the long drawn out fight for truth. For them, grieving hasn’t even started yet. Victim blaming, authorities protecting reputations over truth and the financial crippling from being denied legal aid 3 times, are all compounding factors.
Zane’s mum describes grief, as a sign of how much Zane was deeply loved. How Zane could not have been loved more and how every second without him is a moment lost.
Zane’s school included a memorial for Zane during the leavers assembly where in a beautiful and highly moving speech, one of his best friend read of Zane’s many achievements and how their love and friendship has no boundaries. Zane’s Eco Award was given out and the school has a beautiful eco garden dedicated to Zane called ‘Zane’s Garden’
The power of love is stronger than the love of power.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd went on record stating that the government respond to evidence not rumour in the case of the Russian's found unconscious. Like Zane's case, a toxic chemical weapon was detected, there have been two emergency cobra meetings and government scientists from Porton Down investigating the scene, yet why didn't the government do the right thing with little Zane? Why kick Zane's death into the long grass?
Here is an example of how supporters are helping. Today we received a copy of a letter sent to Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
Dear Ms Rudd
We await a response. We await a truthful investigation and we await the Truth About Zane. Little Zane deserves nothing less.
Without help like Barbara's we fight alone. Please let us know if you can do anything to help push forward truth and justice for Zane.
Today the 8th March 2018, marks 49 months since Zane was killed. What is significant about that, you may ask? Well, for Zane's parents, it's been 49 months since their world came to an abrupt stop and there precious boy was killed. Since that moment on the 8th February 2014, Kye and Nicole have spent every day since fighting for truthful answers,
A highly toxic chemical nerve agent was detected in their house by emergency HAZMAT and government scientists took over the property yet that information was never made public.
Having established that the nerve agent Hydrogen Cyanide, which was used in the gas chambers during the second world war, was the cause of the symptoms….why did all the walls come down and the theory of CO released into the public as speculation.
Amber Rudd went on record yesterday stating that the government respond to evidence not rumour in the case of the Russian's found unconscious. Like Zane's case there have been two emergency cobra meetings and government scientists from Porton Down investigating the scene, yet why didn't the government do the right thing with little Zane? Why kick Zane's death into the long grass?
Zane's mother speaks to LBC Shelagh Fogarty, you can listen to the full 10 minute interview here
As the three years before Zane’s third memorial, Nicole and I have continued to fight for truth. We appreciate that some would like an update, so here are some of the things that have been happening in the last year in our fight for Zane.
At the very heart of this all is a deeply loved little boy and if it takes us 40 years of fighting then so be it. The truth will always win in the end.
Landfill: A Toxic Ticking Timebomb http://www.talkfracking.org/slider-3/landfill-a-toxic-ticking-timebomb/ via @talkfracking
This article has come to our attention. Excellent work and great to have others standing up for Zane in a world where you can feel so alone when fighting for truth and justice.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are"
Thank you all for your continued support. It will be 4 years on the 8th February since Zane was killed and the family will be holding a memorial to remember their precious and much loved little boy, Zane. Please let us know if you would like to join us.
You can’t claim to care about the environment, care about the next generation and then let chemical contamination pollute our homes and kill our children.
The UK government have today set out their 25 year Environmental Plan in which they confirm that they have a role in protecting and improving the environment both at home and abroad. Despite the Tories’ promise to be the “greenest government ever”, we’ve had seven years of failure, one precious child’s death and four years of fighting for a truthful and transparent investigation into the death of Zane Gbangbola during the 2014 floods when groundwater from historic landfill rose inside his Surrey home during the night. Hydrogen Cyanide was detected and Zane was killed, his father paralysed.
Theresa May defends her government saying they are serious about improving the environment. The plan spans 151 pages and pledges to “show leadership on conservation, climate change, land use, sustainable global food supplies and marine health.
“A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment” sets out how over the next quarter of a century the government will achieve:
Chapter 4: Increasing resources efficiency and reducing pollution and waste
2. iii Publishing a Chemicals Strategy
2.iv Minimising the risk of chemical contamination in our water. …. Chemicals get into our water
via a wide range of sources, including water treatment plants, use of agricultural pesticides,
abandoned infrastructure such as mines, atmospheric deposition and road runoff. We want to
tackle risks from chemical contaminants in English waters, including groundwater, and make sure
that levels of contaminants entering fresh water bodies (which may be transported to coats and
seas) neither increase nor give rise to pollution. . . As well as source control mechanisms actions
to manage prioritised substances will range from environmental interventions around pathways-to-
the-water environment; point source controls; and taking no further action where controls already
exist that can address concerns.
5. Using resources from nature more sustainably and efficiently.
6. Enhanced beauty, heritage and engagement with the natural environment.
“In addition, we will manage pressures on the environment by:
7. Mitigating and adapting to climate change.
8. Minimising waste.
9. Managing exposure to chemicals.
Chapter 6: Protecting and improving our global environment
3.ii Protecting and managing risk from hazards – We will develop methods to identify substances
of concern; our aim is to substantially reduce deaths and ill-health arising from hazardous
chemicals and waste
10. Enhancing biosecurity.
Tackling a Green Brexit and housing, the plan promises to:
- deliver a Green Brexit by consulting on a new environmental watchdog to hold government to account for environmental standards, and setting out a new approach to agriculture and fisheries management
- seek to embed a ‘net environmental gain’ principle so development delivers environmental improvements locally and nationally, enabling housing development without increasing overall burdens on developers.
The plan is vague on how the goals will be measured and enforced, saying ministers will consult on a new independent body to hold the government to account. It has been met with some caution by environmental groups such as WWF and Greenpeace, and criticised by Labour and The Green Party.
May was Home Secretary during the floods of 2014 at the time of Zane’s death and the emergency COBRA meetings, and one of her first acts as prime minister was to write to us, Zane’s parents, to refuse to meet with us regarding our son’s death.
Will the government put its words of environmental protection being at the heart of the strategy into action where it counts, and deliver the social justice they promise?
If Teresa May wants to persuade people this is more than green washing and government spin, she needs to immediately grant an independent panel inquiry into the death of 7 year old Zane. You can’t claim to care about the environment, care about the next generation and then let chemical contamination pollute our homes and kill our children.
Kye Gbangbola, Truth About Zane campaign
I was invited to speak at Socialism 2017 with Chris Baugh, assistant general secretary of civil servants' union PCS, at a forum called 'Environmental crisis: a working class issue'. It was chaired by Paul Couchman who we know as secretary of Surrey Save our Services.
As a first-timer at the annual Socialism event I was looking forward to the array of learning and interaction on offer.
There was plenty of refreshments, stalls selling books and lots of friendly faces to chat with.
It was quickly apparent that the people here had a different role to those I have observed at other events.
All who enter do so as equals, empowered to speak and share their views of the topic. This dynamic enables maximum participation and involvement, and provides good feedback to the speakers.
Most of the seats in the meeting space were taken. There were even a few people stood at the back.
Our house had become infused with hydrogen cyanide gas, according to the fire brigade 'hazmat' team, which we believe came from flood water passing through a secret landfill next door. This resulted in seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola's death.
80% of the British population lives within 2km of landfill according to a 2001 study published in the British Medical Journal.
Many people were ambulanced to hospital. I was in cardiac arrest and am now paralysed. Had Zane's mother Nicole Gbangbola not raised the alarm many more in the area could have died.
The incident was escalated to the government's emergency 'Cobra' committee. The area was evacuated for several weeks.
We couldn't live in our home for over a year. It had to be protected by gas-proof membranes, ventilation and alarms.
Astonishingly the Environment Agency and local council protected their own properties from the risk of migrating landfill gases killing occupants four years before!
We have the deepest praise for the bravery and honesty of the fire brigade. The coroner blamed Zane's death on carbon monoxide, which the fire brigade did not detect in our all-electric home. Other authorities seemed to close ranks to protect their reputation.
Chris Baugh offered his deepest and heartfelt condolences. All in the room could not help but be visibly moved by what had happened, and angered by the injustice.
The environment is a working class issue. Although all classes are in this, workers are affected most. The revolution begins with the abuse of the many by the few.
The loss of a child is the cruelest thing that can happen to any family. Our beautiful son's death has left us empty and broken.
We have endured the most astounding catalogue of abuse from authorities, but still we fight for justice.
If you think Zane deserves truth and justice please sign and share our petition for a public inquiry. If we reach 100,000 signatures parliament has to consider debating it.
Sign and share the petition here
A report into the treatment of the 96 Hillsborough victims’ families by the former Bishop of Liverpool James Jones supports the proposed “Hillsborough Law” – which would force public bodies and public officials to tell the truth.
Titled The Patronising Disposition of Unaccountable Power, the report looked at the families’ 27-year ordeal – between the 1989 disaster and the end of the inquests in April 2016. It puts further pressure on the government to make sure future victims and their loved ones don’t have to endure years of lies and misinformation. The report paints a shocking picture of how families were treated by the authorities, police and media. It states the Hillsbourogh families were 'dehumanised'.
The report said the first inquests failed to accurately establish how the 96 came about their deaths, and families were unable to successfully challenge their "flawed basis" because their legal representation was inadequate.
In the report, Bishop Jones praised the "bravery and tenacity" of the Hillsborough families'.
"The Hillsborough families know that there are others who have found that when in all innocence and with a good conscience they have asked questions of those in authority on behalf of those they love, the institution has closed ranks, refused to disclose information, used public money to defend its interests and acted in a way that was both intimidating and oppressive."
The report by Rt Rev James Jones, who chaired the independent panel – which uncovered evidence that led to new inquests, calls for a change of corporate culture away from cover-ups, a duty of candour and parity of funding for families at Inquests.
The report makes 25 recommendations including:
We were very grateful for the opportunity to meet with the bishop at the Home Office, were we contributed our horrendous experience to the review of the Hillsborough families'.
Rt Rev James Jones has contacted us to say that he was very struck by what he was told and has personally put our comments about Zane's inquest to the Secretary of State for Justice for further investigation. As this was important to explain this in the report the following specific reference reads as follows:
2.73 From the listening day and from conversations with other families I have gathered accounts of their recent experience of inquests. I have considered publishing their accounts in this report but have decided that their experience calls for further investigation beyond my terms of reference. I have therefore ensured personally that this material is available to the Secretary of State for Justice and to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary.
The Bishop supported the introduction of a "Hillsborough Law", which has been called for by families and would make it a criminal offence for public officials to cover up wrongdoing.
Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall, whose son James died in the disaster, told BBC News she was "very, very pleased" with the report.
She added: "No family deserves to go through [what we went through]. It was torture, it is still torture really. It is important the lessons are learned."
We have been very supportive of the need for the Hillsborough Law and are ever closer to getting the Hillsborough Law enacted.
We are very pleased indeed that the Bishop's Report (see details below) recommended that the Hillsborough Law is brought into force but our work is far from over. We need your help to make sure that this recommendation is not kicked into the long grass and that it is brought in as soon as possible. You can show your support here on the official website of the 'Hillsborough Law' Public Authorities Accountability Bill.
Whatever the Hillsborough families achieve will therefore be of “value to the whole nation”.
The families have not got over their grief, and never will, Bishop Jones writes. But he hopes that his report, and the changes that it recommends, will be another milestone on their “journey without a destination”.
Legal Aid Agency refuse to grant family legal aid for inquest