Radley Lakes

| 23rd March 2007
nPower is preparing to fill an Oxfordshire beauty spot and cradle of biodiversity with pulverised fuel ash. The Ecologist Online is running an ongoing investigation into their activities...
 

Thrupp Lake in Radley, Oxfordshire, has been described by a local ecologist as 'the best site for breeding birds in the county.' As a wildlife haven, it is thought by many to have no equal in Oxfordshire.

But within a matter of months the lake is scheduled to be drained and flooded with a slurry of toxic pulverised fuel ash from nearby Didcot power station.

Click here to go to our special investigation page to see 'forbidden' pictures and listen to our exclusive podcast.

This article first appeared in the Ecologist March 2007

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