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Incinerator News

  • 2014
    • Council is told to ‘buy King’s Lynn incinerator site so it can’t be built’ 29-04-2014

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    • King’s Lynn incinerator win fuels fight against similar Canadian plan 15-04-2014

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    • Norfolk incinerator inquiry sparks criticism from both sides 15-04-2014

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    • Incinerator defeated 14-04-2014

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    • Government department says it is still looking at King’s Lynn incinerator plan 08-04-2014

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    • Norfolk County Council ends King’s Lynn incinerator contract 07-04-2014

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    • Campaigners hail community power as the King’s Lynn incinerator is scrapped 07-04-2014

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    • End it now: MPs urge councillors to kill off King’s Lynn incinerator at extraordinary meeting 29-03-2014

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    • Date set for new council vote on King’s Lynn incinerator 21-03-2014

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    • Minister accused of ‘wholly unreasonable’ delay on King’s Lynn incinerator decision 10-03-2014

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    • Norfolk County councillor quits Labour group in protest at incinerator proposals 27-02-2014

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    • CROSS-PARTY GROUP TO CALL ANOTHER COUNTY COUNCIL EGM TO TERMINATE THE WILLOWS INCINERATOR CONTRACT 13-02-2014

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    • ‘We must scrap the King’s Lynn incinerator’, say councillors 13-02-2014

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    • Government delays planning decision on King’s Lynn incinerator 13-01-2014

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  • 2013
    • Candles burn to stop Incinerator 31-12-2013

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    • Government calls for new comments on King’s Lynn incinerator scheme 06-12-2013

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    • INCINERATOR - ‘Work’ on burner site not worth digging into 14-08-2013

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    • Council puts incinerator decision on back burner 18-06-2013

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    • INCINERATOR - Axe the burner now, Tory councillor demands 16-06-2013

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  • 2012
    • KING’S LYNN INCINERATOR: MP to raise issue of public purse paying for Cory’s legal bill 12-12-2012

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    • Calendar to help King’s Lynn incinerator battle 07-12-2012

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    • KING’S LYNN INCINERATOR: Opening scenes of pre-inquiry 29-11-2012

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ONLY ONE VOTE FOR INCINERATOR PLAN

12th October 2010 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

ONLY one person voted in favour of the proposal to build a waste incinerator plant when it was put before a public meeting of 300 residents at West Winch village hall.

The lone supporter of the proposal was Mark Allen, from Norfolk County Council, who had outlined the case for the scheme at Saddlebow in Lynn.

He said that as the population grows the amount of rubbish generated will soar – and land in which to bury it is now in short supply.

Mr Allen said Waste incineration was a practical solution to this landfill shortfall and Saddlebow is a good site because it is close to the power station where electricity generated can be channelled.

Palm Paper could be among the homes and businesses that could benefit from the heat generated.

Lorries would ferry the waste into the plant, he said, while ash from the incinerator would be taken away to landfill.

The borough council-owned site would provide a number of jobs if the project went ahead, said Mr Allen.

The case against was made by environmental consultant Richard Burton.

He claimed that various incinerators throughout the country had had their operations suspended as they had exceeded their emission limits.

He concluded that the current dioxin safety limit as laid down by the Environmental Agency to be insufficient and that the current dioxin monitoring equipment for the smaller particles to be unreliable.

He said that Mr Allen had grossly underestimated the number of lorries needed to transport waste to the incinerator.

He suggested that people’s health could be affected, especially those living downwind of the 
incinerator. He said that the young, old and vulnerable would be the most likely to suffer health problems resulting from emissions from the incinerator and concluded that this incinerator would be disastrous for this area.

He said that greater emphasis should be placed on recycling and greater effort was needed to reach near zero waste targets.

Following the addresses, a lively questions and answers session ensued.

It was abundantly clear that the audience were virulently against the incinerator. Indeed, in a vote, only one person was for the proposal – Mr Allen.

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