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Olympic Park Radioactive Waste Scare as Regulations Breached

.: Olympic contractor tests a soil sample for radiation with a Geiger counter. Photo © Mike WellsOlympic contractor tests a soil sample for radiation with a Geiger counter. Photo © Mike Wells

A document obtained from an undisclosed source reveals that hazardous radioactive waste was excavated and moved within the London Olympic Park before official permission was granted.


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Taking the 'No Games Chicago 2016' opposition case direct to the IOC in Lausanne



By Tom Tresser

I live in Lincoln Park and have been working in the arts, local economic development and civic engagement in Chicago since 1980. In 1993 I went to work for Peoples Housing, a grass roots community development organization in east Rogers Park that developed and maintained low income housing. I organized a community arts program that combined culture, education and micro-enterprise.


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London: The Inclusive Olympiad

The security fence © Mike Wells: .The security fence © Mike Wells: .
“...the Olympic Park, venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games will be the most inclusive and accessible to date.


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Construction Workers demonstrate for legal and fair working conditions at Olympic site

Listening to Bob Crow RMT Gen Secretary: .Listening to Bob Crow RMT Gen Secretary: .Photo © Martin Slavin


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Olympic Stink on the River Lea

By Mike Wells

. Recent dredging of the Lee NavigationRecent dredging of the Lee Navigation

The Lea is a largish river, it flows from Luton through north east London, and into the river Thames at Leamouth. All is not well with the Lea, as Simon Bamford, General Manager, of British Waterways (BW) in London, comments the …

“[water] quality on the River Lee Navigation has been an issue of concern for many years, affecting local residents, wildlife, boaters and other waterway users … “in hot weather the silt on the bottom of the river sometimes rises into huge slick's' which are both unsightly and smell foul.”


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Leabank Square Residents win support from MPs and Environmentalists

Lisa Smith from the Clays Lane traveller community: Lisa Smith from the Clays Lane traveller community: "You could see the dust and dirt going like a cloud, going by you. Everyone's had sore throats...sore eyes,lip infections. We've been to the doctors...we've had to have antibiotics, creams to put on lips to get rid of it. Everyone's...come out in spots." From: More4 film June 2007


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Graffiti Artworker Blue One Off

Graffiti Artworker Blue One Off

Photo: Mike Wells