Here we reference studies that show how the effect of the dust produced in sand and gravel quarrying, which is by no means insignificant – not to mention the detrimental effect of increased traffic upon air quality. What characterises the Bengeo quarry proposal as opposed to other similar proposed quarries in the area is its extremely close vicinity to Hertford residents and Bengeo School.

Useful links:

» Danger In The Air (Environmental Working Group)

» Why put a Gravel Pit / mining operation that creates a known carcinogen (cancer-causing) right next to homes and a school?

» Council gets to grapple with the gravel pit issue