Newport incinerator plan decision due

South Wales Argus: PLAN: An artist’s impression of the planned incinerator at Llanwern PLAN: An artist’s impression of the planned incinerator at Llanwern

 THE fate of Newport’s incinerator plan could become clearer this week with an indication of whether it or a project in Cardiff will get a £1.1 billion waste contract.

Prosiect Gwyrdd, a coalition of five South Wales councils including three Gwent authorities, is due to announce which firm it would prefer to process non-recyclable waste on Friday.

Two companies are in the running for the 25-year deal, both offering facilities that will burn the waste – Viridor in Cardiff and Veolia at Newport’s Llanwern steelworks.

Veolia would need both the contract from Prosiect Gwyrdd and planning permission to go ahead with the scheme, which could see heat and power supplied to Llanwern steelworks.

The incinerator was refused planning permission last year by the city council’s planning committee. The firm has appealed and an eight-day planning inquiry will take place on July 9.

The Welsh Government will have the final decision on deciding whether the site gets planning permission or not – with Environmental Minister John Griffiths ruled out from deciding on the appeal as the site is in his constituency.

Newport, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly are among the authorities involved in the Prosiect Gwyrdd collaboration.

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5:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Ian Perry says...

Whether Cardiff or Newport loses... all the people of South Wales will be losers if/when either of these incinerators are built.

There is no evidence that these incinerators will be of benefit to the local or global community. Scarce materials will be destroyed as a result, and land-fill sites will be required to dispose of the toxic ashes...

We are all going to be losers - except the few who profit from building these incinerators, then move away...
Whether Cardiff or Newport loses... all the people of South Wales will be losers if/when either of these incinerators are built. There is no evidence that these incinerators will be of benefit to the local or global community. Scarce materials will be destroyed as a result, and land-fill sites will be required to dispose of the toxic ashes... We are all going to be losers - except the few who profit from building these incinerators, then move away... Ian Perry
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7:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

whatintheworld says...

The non-recyclable waste has to go somewhere. Reusing it would obviously be the best idea, but first we need a change in our culture. It'll take a while.

The incinerator "could see heat and power supplied to Llanwern steelworks." I'd count that as a benefit to the local community.

To which scarce materials are you referring? It' going to cause upset to local eco-systems, but would it be devestating? Don't really know much about the proposed sites! Could change my (pro incinerator) opinion with this point.
The non-recyclable waste has to go somewhere. Reusing it would obviously be the best idea, but first we need a change in our culture. It'll take a while. The incinerator "could see heat and power supplied to Llanwern steelworks." I'd count that as a benefit to the local community. To which scarce materials are you referring? It' going to cause upset to local eco-systems, but would it be devestating? Don't really know much about the proposed sites! Could change my (pro incinerator) opinion with this point. whatintheworld
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8:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

godobe says...

We could blast it all into space, pay China to take it or burn the waste. The wind will blow all the nasty smoke over to Bristol anyway.
We could blast it all into space, pay China to take it or burn the waste. The wind will blow all the nasty smoke over to Bristol anyway. godobe
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10:34am Thu 31 Jan 13

pinpong says...

Why dont we just burn all our rubbish and use it for electricity. No need for recycling anymore. problem solved
Why dont we just burn all our rubbish and use it for electricity. No need for recycling anymore. problem solved pinpong
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1:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13

smokintheweed says...

godobe wrote:
We could blast it all into space, pay China to take it or burn the waste. The wind will blow all the nasty smoke over to Bristol anyway.
Blast it into space?
[quote][p][bold]godobe[/bold] wrote: We could blast it all into space, pay China to take it or burn the waste. The wind will blow all the nasty smoke over to Bristol anyway.[/p][/quote]Blast it into space? smokintheweed
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