Local campaigners have been taken aback by the Secretary of State’s decision to allow Waste Recycling Group (WRG) to construct a 3rd line at the Nottingham incinerator. The ageing and ailing Eastcroft burner would, if this plan goes ahead, increase its capacity by 100,000 tonnes per year, to 260,000 tonnes. Continue reading »

Government Office issues holding order, preventing Nottinghamshire County Council from granting planning permission to Veolia’s Sherwood Forest (Rainworth) incinerator application. Continue reading »

More money burnt in Eastcroft Incinerator

The Nottingham Evening Post reports that the costs of capital expenditure to repair the infamously dodgy Eastcroft incinerator – to be paid by Nottingham City Council just for one year (2009-10) – have increased by £1.5 million. This is based on a report to Nottingham’s Executive Board. Continue reading »

Bedfordshire
Outline Business Case for Bedfordshire Energy and Recycling (BEAR) project rubber stamped by Bedford Borough Council’s implementation executive.
See Incinerator gets the green light but not the green backing
and Lib Dems step up campaign to sabotage plans for Rookery pit incinerator

North London
The authority that manages north London’s waste says it has come up with a plan to reduce reliance on an out-of-date incinerator.
See North London to cut incineration

The North London Waste Authority has announced Continue reading »

In addition to reading the updates (below) and visiting the various campaign group websites, you might also like to view the brief BBC Look East video clip on incineration and read the UKWIN coverage on Lets Recycle. I trust you all caught the BBC’s One O’Clock News on Thursday…UKWIN is about 1 minute and 35 seconds in…

Brief updates about current UK anti-incineration campaigns.

If your campaign news is not included, please contact the UKWIN Coordinator with your update! Continue reading »

Thursday (18th September 2008) was Day 7 of the public inquiry into Waste Recycling Group’s (WRG’s) appeal against Nottingham City Council’s refusal to grant planning permission to expand the existing Eastcroft incinerator to burn another 100,000 tonnes of waste each year. Jon Beresford of Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL) gave his testimony and was cross examined. Jon focussed on describing Eastcroft as a ‘bad neighbour’ citing WRG’s many breeches as evidence of their ‘cavalier approach’ to preventative maintenance. He argued that Eastcroft’s prominent chimney stack provides residents with a constant reminder of the dangers they face from toxic emissions, which would greatly increase if planning permission were granted for an expansion. Continue reading »

The public inquiry into plans to expand Nottingham’s Eastcroft Incinerator began today (Tuesday 9th September 2008) and is expected to run for three weeks. Anti-incineration campaign group NAIL (Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill) has submitted evidence, as have WRG and Nottingham City Council. Continue reading »

The former Director of waste management firm Biffa, Peter Jones OBE, has accepted an invitation from UKWIN to speak at our AGM in March 2009. Peter, a strong critic of Waste PFI contracts involving incineration, was recently appointed to sit on London Waste and Recycling Board by London Mayor Borris Johnson. Continue reading »

The Public Inquiry into the proposed expansion of the existing Eastcroft incinerator, to create 100,000 tonnes per annum additional capacity for non-hazardous waste, will be held at The Hilton Hotel, 38 Milton Street, Nottingham, NG1 2PZ, starting on Tuesday 9th September 2008 at 9am. Continue reading »

Latest update from Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL) – the campaign to prevent the expansion of Nottingham’s Eastcroft incinerator.

Pollution Breaches
Following years of campaigning by NAIL, the industry regulator the Environment Agency (EA) has finally issued Waste Recycling Group (WRG) with an Enforcement Notice and yet another formal warning following the recent wave of pollution breaches. These occurred when the filter by-pass was operated on two separate occasions on April 18th, after two similar incidents in February. Continue reading »

Kaye Brennan reported enjoying the UKWIN AGM. She thanked fellow attendees who made many interesting points, resulting in loads of notes. Kaye invited members to visit the www.nail.uk.net website. Continue reading »

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