Deeside Industrial Estate chosen for £800m waste plant in Wales, UK

Deeside industrial estate chosen for £800m waste plant

The site for an incinerator which will burn non-recyclable waste from across north Wales has been chosen as the Deeside Industrial Park in Flintshire.

The £800m energy-from-waste project is due to be operational from 2017 and will see five councils take their waste to the one site.

The proposals have already led to some local opposition.

Flintshire council leader Aaron Shotton said he remained concerned about the plans but could do nothing about it.

“My commitment to the public remains unchanged,” he said. “At present I remain unconvinced over the possibility of incineration and potential health impacts via emissions.

“We will need full assurances over the technology, its track record, and how emissions into the air will be contained.

“We will require higher than industry standards on emission control with absolute assurances over any impacts on local air quality.”

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