April 25, 2008

Incinerator plans scrapped [Scotland, April 24, 2008]

Waste incinerator plans scrapped

PLANS to build a massive incinerator in Renfrewshire have been scrapped.
The proposals were to create a waste-treatment plant, capable of burning 140,000 tonnes of rubbish a year, in Linwood. But after announcing a U-turn, council bosses have promised to reduce landfill by increasing recycling.

The full article contains 52 words and appears in The Scotsman newspaper.

  • Last Updated: 24 April 2008 10:54 PM
  • Source: The Scotsman
  • Location: Edinburgh


The move follows fierce public resistance to the project, and the Scottish Government recently declaring its opposition to large-scale incinerators.

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Anonymous said...


Hull and East Riding Councils – which would both use the facility – gave planning consent last year but the Environment Agency later withdrew its licence to operate the plant following the threat of legal action by opponents of the scheme following a successful legal challenge to the operation of a similar plant in Sussex.