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BCC praises Olympic Park clean up

Published 1st March, 2012 by Neil Nixon

BCC praises Olympic Park clean up

The Environment Agency has announced that clean up work for the Olympic site in Stratford, east London has now been completed. London’s largest new urban park in 100 years has been created, with 300,000 wetland plants and 2000 native trees planted and five miles of the river Lea restored. The park also has environmentally friendly facilities such as a waste water recycling plant, an energy centre producing low-carbon energy, and over 22 miles of cycleways and footpaths.

Mark Woodhead, chairman of the British Cleaning Council, said: "Transforming such a vast and contaminated industrial landscape into one of the largest new urban parks in Europe is a huge achievement. The Olympic Park project has shown that large-scale environmental projects can be combined with infrastructure regeneration and development, to create clean and safe public spaces which can be enjoyed by all."

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