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  • 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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King’s Lynn incinerator win fuels fight against similar Canadian plan

15th April 2014 - the following article is reproduced by kind permission of Lynn News

The fight to stop the Lynn incinerator from being built is inspiring a similar campaign thousands of miles from the Saddlebow site, it has been revealed.

Last week’s decision to terminate the contract for the plant was not just big news in West Norfolk, but also in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

That’s because Wheelabrator Technologies, one half of the consortium that wanted to build the Lynn facility, is among the companies vying to build a new incinerator in the Metro Vancouver district.

And Patricia Ross, vice-chairman of the neighbouring Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), which opposes the plan, said they had been watching the progress of the Lynn development right up until last Monday’s decision to cancel the contract.

She said: “We feel that a victory to stop an incinerator anywhere in the world benefits us as well because it is yet more proof this plan needs to be stopped.

“Of course, we are also happy for any community that will not have to be burdened with the many risks associated with burning garbage.”

Earlier this year, the authority took out a series of hard-hitting television adverts to get its “Don’t Pollute Us” message across to the public.

Ms Ross said that campaign had been backed by local businesses, who have spent thousands of dollars supporting the opposition and even creating online videos setting out the case against it.

She said the district was particularly concerned about the incinerator because, like the Lynn proposal, of the prevailing wind direction which they say already carries pollution from the Vancouver area towards them.

She added: “More and more, the truth seems to be finally getting out there and the opposition is growing.”

Mike Knights, vice-chairman of King’s Lynn Without Incineration (KLWIN), said: “We would not wish to see what we have been through over the last four years inflicted on any community.”

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