Prof Chris Binnie’s most recent report is a result of the Environment Agency releasing some data on dissolved oxygen content in the river. Prof Binnie had to use FoI to obtain it, and only got a proportion of what he asked for. I sent this report to Lord de Mauley who responded that Prof Binnie’s conclusions could not be relied upon since he did not use enough data. This is of course the data that EA did not send to Prof Binnie.
So the latest DEFRA reason for rejecting any technical opposition to the Thames Tideway Tunnel may be sumamrised as:
‘We reject your conclusions because they are based on insufficient data and we refused to provide the additional date he asked for’.
xt150224 de Mauley to Lord Berkeley and Professor Binnie’s report on environmental impact of combined sewer overflow