Who is right?

Who is right?

Who is right?

First published in Letters by

I HAVE read with interest comments on The Press letters page about flooding, pollution, etc.

Surely the siting of sewerage treatment plants on a river bank can only lead to them being inundated during flooding.

What is the point of pumping floodwater into a waterway which cannot deal with it in the first place?

As I believe that 25 per cent of the Netherlands was reclaimed from the sea, why do they seem to be on top of flooding problems?

It can only point to so-called experts’ opinion being questionable to say the least.

David Dean, Church Lane, Appleton Roebuck, York.

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6:17pm Thu 20 Feb 14

pedalling paul says...

The Dutch have come up with houses that can float, and with flexible "umbilical" utility connections
The Dutch have come up with houses that can float, and with flexible "umbilical" utility connections pedalling paul
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9:49pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Ed Miliband believes that putting up more wind turbines and driving less for example will reduce flooding. Actually, that will make no difference if too much rain falls in one area; that is just down to nature.
The Dutch on the other hand have engineered solutions that actually work.

Which is right? Junk Science or modern engineering? Actually the Dutch have engineered their drainage solutions for centuries so well proven, not rocket science but they do work and no future projecting computer model (That doesn't work anyway) necessary. Go figure.
Do we do the right thing or just continue wasting money to pacify the carbon hoaxers and target setters? I doubt we will be given the choice before an election anyway!
Ed Miliband believes that putting up more wind turbines and driving less for example will reduce flooding. Actually, that will make no difference if too much rain falls in one area; that is just down to nature. The Dutch on the other hand have engineered solutions that actually work. Which is right? Junk Science or modern engineering? Actually the Dutch have engineered their drainage solutions for centuries so well proven, not rocket science but they do work and no future projecting computer model (That doesn't work anyway) necessary. Go figure. Do we do the right thing or just continue wasting money to pacify the carbon hoaxers and target setters? I doubt we will be given the choice before an election anyway! ColdAsChristmas
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