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Residents are odours Ursa was fed up: The stench is often intolerable
Waregem at least thirty years. So long already, there are complaints about odour nuisance of Ursa, formerly known as Isoglass. The patience of the local residents is now completely on. They unite themselves massively in the new committee Healthy Leielucht. “We do not want closure of Ursa. We do require that the company all possible resources to solve the problem”, say the campaigners. Ursa and the city council of Waregem to say that they make every effort to keep disruption in the dikes.

Who near Ursa lives, the experience the odours, each in his or her own way. The descriptions vary from a lasgeur to burned metal. Certainly is: it is often unbearable. Especially for those outside. “When we have a meetings gifts in our garden, some are ashamed because of our stench. We fled inside,” says Dieter Vandepoele.

When we have a meetings gifts in our garden, some are ashamed because of our stench. We fled inside.

Neighbour Dieter Vandepoele
Throat and headache

another neighbour let his children do not play outside if there are problems is because there is a fear that the substances are harmful to health. “There are people who throat and a headache, by the smell.” The protest is not limited to the immediate vicinity of glaswolproducent Ursa in the Pitantiestraat in Desselgem. A recent first infovergadering of the new committee Healthy Leielucht in OC The Coorenaar in Desselgem attracted more than one hundred families. There are complaints to the city center of Desselgem and also further up in Ooigem, Sint-Eloois-Vijve, Wielsbeke and even Waregem. “We unite in the committee because previous individual actions of local residents stranded. We want to be hearing. Because now is the information from Ursa and the city council of Waregem flawed. We also request an interview with mayor Kurt charels chantal sint.”

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