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GPs link up to protest at waste incinerator plans

A group of 11 GPs have banded together to protest at plans to expand a waste incinerator in their area.

The GPs in Slough have written to their PCT arguing the incinerator would be devastating to public health and would increase death rates as well as cases of heart disease and cancer.

A plant that handles one tonne an hour of waste already exists on the site but the plans are for a 50-tonnes-an-hour plant and a separate scheme to handle radioactive waste.

Dr Jerry Thompson, one of the 11 GPs, said: 'To say we are concerned is an understatement. There is strong evidence that this will have a major impact of the health of those in the area.'

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