Scotland’s legacy from the London Olympics could be 250,000 tons of polluted soil

It has emerged today that contractors working for the Olympic Development Authority have made an approach to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) for permission to dump a quarter of a million tons of toxic waste soil in central Scotland.
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Research: Green areas lower health inequities between rich, poor

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay
Health inequalities between rich and poor people are much lower in areas that have lots of green space, such as parks, forests and playing fields, a large British study finds.Dr. Richard Mitchell, of the University of Glasgow, and his colleagues noted that previous studies have shown that the presence of green space has an independent beneficial effect on health and health-related behaviors. They wanted to examine whether access to green space might also affect income-related health disparities.
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