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Glyphosate spraying around gravestones and bushes

Reported via desktop in the Grass cutting category anonymously at 16:23, Wednesday 21 June 2023

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4700818.

The cemeteries team are out spraying glyphosate in the cemetery again. This morning (21/6/23), I was severely affected by the chemical mist from the knapsack sprayer as he liberally sprayed just across the road from me, blown through my open windows into my flat on Beaufort rd. The operator was not wearing any PPE whatsoever. All day long I have been affected while trying to work, with stinging eyes, a strange taste and dry mouth, headache and a feeling of having been poisoned. There were no signs in place anywhere warning of glyphosate usage, and the cemetery and adjacent pavement was open to the public. These herbicides are highly carcinogenic and it beggars belief that any adult, child, pet or wild animal could unknowingly been sprayed with glyphosate mist. I wish to meet somebody from the council onsite to discuss: A) when this dreadful practice will be stopped across the local authority area B) Why no warning signage was in place C) Why the knapsack operator (employed by BCC) had no PPE on D) What compensation is available to me for ingesting dangerous chemicals which have left me feeling unwell I hope to hear from you soon with some answers, as this sort of thing is not acceptable. Many thanks, Rob Stephens

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:24, Wednesday 21 June 2023

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