The concerns of an asbestos campaigner over construction being conducted at a former asbestos site in the UK has resulted in him meeting up with the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to discuss his concerns. Jason Addy, of Save Spoddon Valley, was concerned about houses being built over the former asbestos site.

The plans are to built around six hundred homes along with a children’s nursery at the site, and Addy was able to discuss his concerns with the Prime Minister in London this week. Addy said that the meeting had proven to be a great opportunity and gave him the chance to promote the need for further research into asbestos related problems.

Addy said: “Mr Brown was very understanding. He wanted to talk about the human issues and was profoundly touched by the plight of asbestos victims on a personal level and through his constituency. We have asked for a panel of experts to look at low level asbestos exposure and are campaigning for a national centre for asbestos research.”

He added: “Mr Brown appeared to be supportive of these proposals. It was an incredible day and a fitting way of marking five years of our campaign. We hope to get some very positive outcomes, not only for Rochdale, but also for the rest of the country.”

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