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Topic: Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel
Posted by: Karen Liebreich
Date/Time: 04/08/14 23:34:00

Some of the criticisms of the Thames Tunnel include: current cost estimate 4.8bn (up from original estimate of 1.7bn); lack of research into alternatives; the water experts who initially recommended the Tunnel solution no longer support it; Thames Water made huge profits last year but pays virtually no tax as it is Cayman Island based; Thames Water has generously doled out so much in dividends to its shareholders, and bonuses to its chief execs that it has sadly no money left to pay for the Tunnel so all our water bills will go up by 70-80pa; elsewhere in large cities other solutions are increasingly favoured, etc etc. Thames Water has a very slick PR machine, and the argument is complex, whereas the problem is very simple - after all, no-one wants a river full of shit. But the devil is in the financial and technical detail (which is admittedly a bit dull!). Private Eye did a two-part expose on it recently, see https://twitter.com/MLiebreich/status/431451929190084609/photo/1. There is a lot more info and lots of critical press, eg from Financial Times, Bloomberg and various Professors of Flooding, etc at http://cleanthames.org/


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Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel04/08/14 10:21:00 Gary Malcolm
   Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel04/08/14 12:13:00 Oliver Gibb
      Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel04/08/14 12:43:00 George Turner
         Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel04/08/14 12:59:00 Steve Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel04/08/14 17:57:00 Trudie Fuller
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel04/08/14 21:15:00 Steve Taylor
   Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel04/08/14 23:34:00 Karen Liebreich
      Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel04/08/14 23:56:00 Steve Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel05/08/14 12:55:00 Oliver Gibb
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel05/08/14 13:42:00 Steve Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel05/08/14 15:00:00 Jonathan Bingham
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel05/08/14 16:27:00 Andrew OSullivan
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel05/08/14 19:41:00 Steve Taylor
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel06/08/14 09:19:00 Roland Gilmore
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel06/08/14 18:22:00 Oliver Gibb
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Drop in session - Thames Tunnel06/08/14 21:57:00 Steve Taylor
   Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel06/08/14 12:48:00 Felicity Caborn
      Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel06/08/14 13:23:00 Will Watson
         Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel06/08/14 13:33:00 Steve Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel06/08/14 13:46:00 Steve Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel06/08/14 14:16:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel06/08/14 17:04:00 Steve Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel06/08/14 18:49:00 Francis Rowe
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel06/08/14 20:24:00 Karen Foster
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel07/08/14 11:38:00 Francis Rowe
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel07/08/14 14:40:00 Steve Taylor
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel07/08/14 22:06:00 Andrew Steed
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel07/08/14 22:12:00 Steve Taylor
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Nothing to do with Thames Tunnel07/08/14 22:29:00 Steve Taylor

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