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Report - Tunnel Refineries, ( Amylum, Tate & Lyle ) Dock Silos climb & view 51°28'38 0°00'00

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  1. Za Gringo

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    Tunnel Refineries, ( Amylum, Tate & Lyle ) Dock Silos climb & view of the 51°28'38 0°00'00 lazer - Greenwich London. Tunnel Refineries ( changed its name to Amylum which is the Latin for Starch Know localy as "Greenwich stink" ) Visited with Kevin Arnold

    "This is a large (27 acre) compound owned by Amylum UK. Wheat and starch are processed here to turn them into thickeners and sweeteners for the food industry. There is a distinctive smell from the site, which can often be detected as you approach the Blackwall Tunnel on the A102. The site at Greenwich processes crops such as wheat and maize and extracts starch. The starch is then converted into glucose syrup. The syrup is then forwarded into the food chain and appears in most processed foods that we eat. Its very likely that EVERYONE in the UK will eat in the next 24 hours something containing glucose syrup from Greenwich."

    As regards the smell, this is a bi product from the process. Just as there is a hops smell near a brewery. It may be unpleasant at times but not dangerous to health. "I can categorically state that the smell is DEFINITELY from (the old) Amylum UK. as a student at a local University we carried out a 6 month health and safety project for Amylum way back in '99 It was all I could do to not throw up there every day. some days the pong would still be there when I got home, over on the northside pheeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww."



    This has been out of use for a while and demolition of the main site is near completion apart from some smaller silo storage tanks and the walls that boarder the river. According to a local, "they are going to bring them down within a few weeks and the crane is coming in from swindon to do the job" how he know this im unsure prob a local paper. Also a demo man leaving work from the site and walking our way said " those chimney pots are coming down too " So its only a matter of time before these puppies are no more.

    The ladders ( that run up the outside of structure ) were far more solid than i thought but the landing exchange platform between them had rusted away on each and every landing transition ( not very reassuring ) After a failed entry ( in, to come out, to go up ) left us stranded 2 floors up. A small detour and a more forward approach was taken and success was ours. We had made into a pitch black pigeon cave. Waiting for there distribution, relocation, eviction and general flapping about. Standing still for 2 min to then find one flap into the side of your head is always good for a laugh. With the rust, the police tug and tour boats plus security doing their rounds with torches, it led to a carefully trodden, keep a low profile explore.


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    Notice the difference in lazer angle, from the top of the silos compared to the ground level!!!

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    Unfortunately, it’s just been confirmed that the demolition of the main silos will not be using explosives after all. “The silos will now be demolished without employing explosives using a long reach unit which literally nibbles the concrete structures from the top down. This will be a slow uneventful process so there will be no big bang.”

    Here are some pics of some of the smaller thinner ones ( that were just inside the site ) Being blown up!!! http://kiddingthecity.org/index.php?showimage=190
     
    #1 Za Gringo, Apr 6, 2010
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010

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