June 11, 2008

Homer Bypasses Incinerator "Controls"

European Best Practice: There is no enforcement of poisons at UK incinerators.



JON ROBINSON ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT, Nottingham Post Media Group, Castle Wharf House, Nottingham NG1 7EU. 10 June 2008

The Environment Agency has issued Nottingham's Eastcroft incinerator with an enforcement notice and formal warning.

It comes after unfiltered emissions were released on two separate occasions on April 18.

The enforcement notice requires the Waste Recycling Group (WRG), which operates the site, to undertake a comprehensive review of the maintenance programme in place for the flue gas treatment system.

The pollution was caused by a faulty temperature probe which allowed the emissions to bypass a filter bag.

WRG must submit a report to the Environment Agency by the end of June, detailing the findings of the review and deadlines for improvements.
Failure to comply with the notice is a criminal offence.
8 Nottingham Post readers have commented on this story. Click here to read their views.

Stating that they have a compliance rate of 99.99% is a distortion of the facts.

WRG only constantly monitor 6 of the hundreds of poisons, some are checked for a few minutes every 6 months, while the vast majority are never checked.

What a load of rubbish!

Eastcroft should be phased out and shut down, not expanded. join the fight www.nail.uk.net
Jon Beresford - NAIL, Brinsley, Nottingham

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