Electric tunnel sparks anger

first_imgConstruction has begun on a tunnel under the city which will provide extra electricity for the university’s labs.The first phase of the 33kv cable’s life began last week at Osney Island and will involve tunnelling under the River Thames, Park End Street, Gloucester Street and St Giles. The project will take three and a half months. Local citizens have complained about the disruption caused by the drilling, with one family even having their water supply cut off by engineers.City councillor Susanna Pressell said the lack of information given to residents about the work was “disgraceful”, but the University has maintained that the work is necessary in order to meet the power demands of the science area for the next fifty years.last_img