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Information for Dunbar EfW / "Oxwellmains EfW", Dunbar Landfill, Oxwellmains, Dunbar

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: East Lothian
Operator: Viridor
Capacity: 325,000
Campaign Group(s): Communities Against Toxics Scotland (CATsScotland) and Incensed Residents Against Toxic Emissions (IRATE) and Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland (GAINS)
Notes: Construction work started in July 2015 [Source]. In August 2018 it was announced that the plant had entered hot commissioning [Source]. Granted planning permission in December 2010 following a public inquiry [Source]. Planning condition to limit feedstock to a defined catchment area removed in October 2012 [Source]. It was reported in January 2019 that Interserve and Babcock and Wilcox had handed the facility over to Viridor [Source]. Tonnes burned: 250ktpa (2019). (Entry updated 2020-03-25)

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Entry on WikiWaste:

https://wikiwaste.org.uk/index.php?title=Dunbar_EfW_(Oxwellmains_EfW)

Annual Performance Report files:

98-AnnualPerformanceReport-2019.pdf

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