ONGOING UPDATES: Fires in Recycling Plants: Is it time legislation is reviewed?

Fires at recycling plants appear to be on the increase.  Many of these fires impact on the local environment and economies as well as the recycling businesses themselves.  There have been many occasions now when local residents are asked to evacuate the vicinity; often roads or rail can be affected too.  Instances of asbestos in the environment and acrid smoke are commonplace.  Is it time that legislation is reviewed?

Just some of the recent fires to occur at recycling plants in recent months:

27/05/11: West Sussex

17/05/11: Stapleford

12/05/11: Frome

9/05/11: Wiltshire

3/05/11: Bury St Edmunds

3/05/11: North Yorkshire

3/05/11: Loughborough

2/05/11: Gwent

29/04/11: Telford

23/04/11: Nr Brighton

26/03/11: North Shields

20/03/11: Wearside

7/03/11: Cardiff

28/02/11: Croydon/Sutton

20/02/11: Dorchester

14/02/11: Wolverhampton

5/02/11: Huntingdon

4/02/11: Ellesmere Port

21/10/10: Hartlepool

30/09/10: Buckley, N. Wales

31/08/10: Bolton (3rd fire at same premises within 1 month)

29/08/10: Edinburgh

18/08/10: Uxbridge

5/08/10: Bolton

3/08/10: Bolton

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23 Responses to ONGOING UPDATES: Fires in Recycling Plants: Is it time legislation is reviewed?

  1. admin says:

    25 and 26/07/11: Biffa Waste Services, Newstead, Soke-on-Trent

  2. admin says:

    12/10/11: Kettering, Northamptonshire (just 2 weeks after fire at same recycling plant).

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