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Complainant Name:
Mr Paul Charman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian

Complaint:

Mr Paul Charman complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article about the Olympic stadium site contained inaccuracies.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction:

An item in this column (22 June, page 32) referred to a Guardian report that said waste containing radioactive elements unearthed at east London's Olympic Games site had - with the Environment Agency's agreement, and after being mixed with lower-level waste - been re-buried "under, or close to" the main stadium. The correction went on to say that disposal was actually about 500m north of the stadium. This was the estimated distance provided by the Olympic Delivery Authority. The ODA now confirms that the disposal site is less than 250m from the stadium (After the medals... a poisoned chalice, 21 June, page 25).

This action was taken in addition to amending the text of the online article.

Date Published: 08/11/2010



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