Polluted compost killing crops and metal detecting

Polluted compost killing crops and metal detecting

Polluted compost killing crops and metal detecting

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METAL detector enthusiasts claim contaminated compost is preventing historic finds and damaging the environment.

Farmers are spreading their fields with green waste from households, under EU regulations.

But members of the Colchester Metal Detecting Club said the waste is polluted with household rubbish and is damaging crops.

The cause has been raised in Parliament by Colchester MP, Sir Bob Russell.

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3:13pm Thu 3 Jan 13

SOMETHING2SAY says...

erm...youre miffed that you have to wash your wellies when you get home....!!
erm...youre miffed that you have to wash your wellies when you get home....!! SOMETHING2SAY
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5:59pm Fri 4 Jan 13

catflap1 says...

good, stop them destroying the archaeology provenance of the material they pillage in the name of a hobby
good, stop them destroying the archaeology provenance of the material they pillage in the name of a hobby catflap1
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12:57am Sat 5 Jan 13

Boris says...

This abbreviated story is perplexing, but the full story as printed in the paper does make sense.
Metal detectorists were accused of misbehaviour in the early days, but as I understand it, they have enabled a lot of important archaeological finds to be made.
This abbreviated story is perplexing, but the full story as printed in the paper does make sense. Metal detectorists were accused of misbehaviour in the early days, but as I understand it, they have enabled a lot of important archaeological finds to be made. Boris
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