Demand of new regulations for former gasworks sites

Former gasworks site in redevelopment

A new coalition including residents living near former gasworks sites, call for independent assessments of such sites to take place, as reported in The Guardian. This is to ensure appropriate environmental measures are adopted during redevelopment, for example, no toxic substances released into the air during excavation. Dr Ian Mudway, a member of the Environmental Research Group, highlighted the importance of adopting a precautionary principle when new housing plans are underway, echoing the need to consider individual exposure to contaminants in any new building ventures.