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Information for Next to the Ffos-y-Fran opencast mine in Cwmbargoed, Merthyr Tydfil

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: Wales
Planning Sub-Region: South Wales
Operator: Covanta
Capacity: 750,000 
Campaign Group(s): Residents Against Ffos-y-Fran (R.A.F.F.) and South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)
Notes: Covanta withdrew their plans for the Brig y Cwm Merthyr Tydfil incinerator in October 2011, claiming that their proposal for one big incinerator was out of step with the approach of local authorities and that this made the project unviable. Covanta had been one of the three remaining bidders for Prosiect Gwyrdd (Project Green) after WRG pulled out in April/May 2011 [source]. (Entry updated 2011-10-25)

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Please be aware: There is always room for improvement, so please send updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk. Existing Incinerator means a facility that is operational or under construction/commissioning. A Potential Incinerator is a facility where there is a proposal for an incinerator (e.g. planning application or planning consent) or other reason to believe an incinerator might be built/proposed in the future. A Prevented Incinerator is something which used to be a proposal or expected incinerator which we do not believe is currently being progressed (e.g. because the project was cancelled, planning permission refused, or years have gone by since the permission was granted without any progress) - in some cases a facility marked as prevented is being progressed without us being aware or is subsequently revived. Capacity is usually the permitted or maximum advertised capacity of the facility.