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Information for The Moorwell Incinerator, Portmellon

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Isles of Scilly
Operator: Council of The Isles of Scilly [See annual report]
Capacity: 3,500
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: On 8th December 2014 the Council announced the facility would close on 19th December 2014 and would be demolished in 2015 [Source, Source]. In September 2013 it emerged tha the facility has had regular dioxin emissions breaches since June 2010 [Source]. Emission limits were breached again in November 2013 [Source]. (Entry updated 2014-12-18)

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