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Summer School Videocassette ‘Camelford’

Synopsis
Covers developments up to 1993 resulting from an accident in July 1988 in the town of Camelford, Cornwall, when a lorry driver poured 20 tonnes of aluminium sulphate into the water treatment plant that supplies the town. Covers a meeting where local residents confront the water authority two months after the accident, an interview with the chairman of South West Water in which he refuses to accept responsibility, an interview with Dame Barbara Clayton who chaired a government committee investigating the accident, and the effects the incident had on some local people who drank the contaminated water. Also contains an interview with Stephen Dorrell MP.
Series
Systems, Course Sys999
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col.
Year of production
1993
Availability
NOT FOR SALE - COURSE MATERIAL ONLY
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
Cornwall; pollution; water supply

Credits

Producer
Gail Block
Cast
Peter Evans 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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