Scam over Viridor’s Incinerator Ash is ending
Cardiff Council’s efforts to make money from Viridor’s incinerator ash appear at an end.
The metal screening equipment was yesterday taken down off the tip and is now parked up next to the buildings on the tip. Ready for press photographs if you hurry.
Viridor was forced to install metal separating equipment at its incinerator from end April. Temporary plant has been brought in, operating within the building, so without the dust-blow at Lamby Way. They are installing modern magnetic and eddy current separators for long-term use.
Cardiff Council was forced to submit a “Risk Assessment” of its metal screening operations on Lamby Way tip. The NRW has not accepted it, as “not provide sufficient detail in their assessment of potential impacts of dust generation”.
CATI points out that it’s a poor, amateurish document that in no way measures up to the NRW’s guidance, or to the similar operations in England by Raymond Brown Ltd (Andover) who call themselves ‘specialist’ in incinerator ash processing.
CATI has pressed NRW (Natural Resources Wales) to take action against Cardiff; they were found to have no permit for their incinerator ash operations. Eluned Parrott has likewise pressed for action to stop the toxic dust from incinerator ash spreading to residential areas of Rhymney/Rumney and Tremorfa.
The NRW has been slow in taking action, but at last !
UPDATE on Ash Tip operations stopped
The ash screening equipment and conveyors have now been covered over, to protect from Press photographers.
Cardiff Council's JCBs and dumper trucks are now spreading the mounds of ash over areas of the site (claiming for 'engineering' or 're-profiling' the site), raising clouds of dust blowing in today's strong winds. This incinerator dust is toxic, but the Council (with collusion of the NRW) ignore the harm to health and environment, pretending it does not get off site.
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