Runcorn Incinerator to Increase Waste Throughput
Trafford’s Breathe Clean Air Group is saddened and concerned to hear that more air pollution is destined to fall in Greater Manchester.
The Ineos Waste Incinerator at Runcon has just gained approval to increase the amount of waste it can incinerate, from 80,000 tones, which the Labour Secretary of State had said would protect the environment and public, to 340,000 tonnes per year. The waste will not just be supplied from the county of Cheshire, but will come from further affield including overseas waste.
BCAG Chairman, Pete Kilvert said, “I feel sorry for the people of Runcorn who will suffer from air pollution and the constant fumes from HGV thundering through their town to feed this monster. Also the people of Trafford, Salford and Manchester will be in the fall-out zone as emissions from this huge plant will be carried by the prevailing wind along the Mersey and Ship Canal Corridor. It is scandalous that the Government allows these plants to pollute the air we breathe, at a time when the European Commission is prosecuting the UK for breaches of Safety regulations concerning air pollution.”
The Breathe Clean Air Group paid tribute to the Halton Action Group Against The Incinerator for opposing this scheme. BCAG has been campaigning against the Davyhulme Incinerator for over three years, which has just been given the go-ahead to pollute the residents of Trafford, Salford and Manchester.