t's a beautiful Summer's morning in Orpington, Kent.
The skies are blue, the birds are singing, and as you open your windows to let in some fresh air THE SMELL hits you!
That's been the situation for residents of Cornwall Drive for the past 4 years, since their local tip turned into a mountain of rubbish. At its peak the site was 40 feet high, and contained 20,000 tonnes of putrid waste. That's 4 times the amount the site was licensed to handle.
The Environment Agency has been locked in a battle with the company running the site, and even now, a year after this Daily Mail story was published, the problem still continues.
The residents say they are trapped in their homes as the smell outside is unbearable, and they daren't let their children play outside as there are rats everywhere. They are also trapped by falling house values, with losses of up to £100,000, so they can't sell their homes and move.
This site is, of course, an extreme exception, which is why it is making national news.
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You can read the full story - and see the amazing photos - at MailOnline.
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