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Information for Runcorn EFW Facility, Picow Road Farm, Weston Point, Runcorn

Status: Existing
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Cheshire
Operator: Ineos Chlor (Invoyn), Viridor and John Laing
Capacity: 1,100,000
Campaign Group(s): CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN) and Halton Action Group Against The Incinerator (Halton Breathe/HAGATI)
Notes: Began commissioning in March 2014, followed shortly by a serious incident involving lime spillage [Source]. Two further incidents occured in November 2014 [Source, Source]. BERR granted planning permission for the facility by in September 2008 [Source]. Possibly the biggest incinerator of its type in Europe. Issued an environmental permit in May 2011. Developer varied planning consent to increase quantity of RDF allowed through the road from 85,000ktpa to 480ktpa. Permit EP3731XL issued in May 2011. Project receiveda £182m loan from the European Investment Bank in 2009 [Source]. In May 2017 the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority announced plans to cancel the contract that was relied on for feedstock for the plant [Source]. Planning application to increase capacity to 1.1 million tonnes submitted in August 2017 and approved in February 2019 (18/00417/S72), and associated permit applicaion approved in March 2019 (EPR/RP3638CG/V005).Tonnes burned: 638,340 (2015), 890,932 (2017), 884 ktpa (2018) (Entry updated 2019-06-06)

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Waste management for England 2018: Operational (Environment Agency)

Uses data from Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - 2018 Waste Summary Tables for England - Version 2 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitDate PermittedOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnage)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
RP3638CG29/03/2012Viridor Waste Management LtdRuncorn EFW FacilityRuncorn Enegy From Waste Facility,Picow Farm Road,Weston Point,Runcorn,Cheshire WA7North WestCheshireGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial850,000---------638,340867715 890932 884,331Agreement to trial made to operate above maximum permit throughput during 2018.

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

Uses data from the Pollution Inventory 2018 released by the Environment Agency under a special license

PermitEA AREA NAMEROUTE NAMESUBSTANCE NAMEREPORTING THRESHOLD (kg)QUANTITY RELEASED (kg)REGULATED INDUSTRY SECTORREGULATED INDUSTRY SUB SECTOR
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirAmmonia10001,653.00EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirNitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) as NO2100000374,360.00EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirArsenic12EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirCadmium12EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirCopper1023.2EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirMercury116.10EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirNickel1016.1EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirFluorine and inorganic fluorine compounds - as HF10001,259.00EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirCarbon Dioxide From Qualifying Renewable Fuel Sources0526,597,000.00EfWEfW
RP3638CGGreater Manchester Merseyside and CheshireAirCarbon dioxide10000000901,000,000.00EfWEfW

Annual Performance Report files:

72-AnnualPerformanceReport-2018.pdf

Permit Decision files:

72-PermitDecision-2019.pdf

Permit Variation files:

72-PermitVariation-2019.pdf

Planning Consent files:

72-PlanningConsent-2008.pdf