The famous saying “Follow the money”, comes from the film ‘All the President’s Men’, which is about the Watergate scandal. It suggests that if you want to get to the heart of corruption, you have to follow the money trail and see who is providing the resources to fund illegal activities.
This logic should be applied to aircraft trails. If aircraft have been spraying contaminants into the atmosphere for a number of years, then there will be a logistics network in place to ensure that the chemicals being added to aircraft trails are readily available.
The main contaminant that seems to be present in various samples from air, rainfall and soil, is aluminium. So, the question is who manufactures and supplies aluminium in a form that would be suitable for spraying from aircraft? Also, if these illicit aircraft activities are happening on a large scale and for sustained periods of time, then it makes sense to keep the aluminium transport costs to a minimum, and the best way to do that is to locate the producers of aluminium close to the airports where the flights operate from. If that is not possible, then the next best thing would be to locate an aluminium factory near to a port or transport hub, so that it is easier to receive raw materials and to ship finished goods.
When I have watched airplanes spraying over Liverpool, I have noticed that they seem to originate from west of Merseyside. After some research, it seemed that RAF Valley on the Isle of Anglesey, in North Wales, could be the likely candidate. I therefore decided to check out the airport and the surrounding area on Google Maps. It was then that I discovered that within a short distance of RAF Valley, is a defence company called Aluminium Powder. Not only is it located near to a military controlled air field but it is also located near to the port of Holyhead.
Maybe this is a coincidence. Maybe not.
If you look at the Defence Suppliers Directory for the Aluminium Powder Company (Alpoco), it says that it is “among the world’s largest manufacturers of aluminium powders and granules...The company has established a leading position in the supply of superfine aluminium powders”.
Alpoco is a subsidiary company of Advanced Metallurgic Group (AMG) Superalloys UK (the new name for the London & Scandinavian Metallurgical Co. Ltd), which is a subsidiary of AMG Advanced Metallurgic Group N.V.
There are many legitimate uses of aluminium within commercial and military settings but the question is whether aluminium is being used to generate toxic airplane trails over large parts of the UK. If this is happening, then the producers of aluminium powders need to be more transparent about the usage of their outputs, as there is a strong argument for saying that they are responsible for the handling of hazardous materials, even after they have been sold on to other organisations. In other words, if UK citizens are being submitted to sustained levels of pollutants, then the suppliers of such materials should be equally accountable as those that use their products in unethical ways. After all, you would not sell military equipment to criminals, so why would you sell harmful chemicals to those who do not use them responsibly, even if that includes our own government.
Follow the chemistry and make the producers accountable.