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Anti-incineration protestors to target SNP conference

A large group of anti-incineration campaigners has said it is going to use the forthcoming Scottish National Party (SNP) conference to stage a protest against plans for a £43m energy-from-waste (EfW) plant at Invergordon.

The Invergordon Community Action for Recycling and the Environment (ICARE) campaign against the proposed incinerator has united the local community who feel that better waste reduction and improved recycling efforts are the answer, rather than an incinerator.

The protestors plan to gather outside Perth Concert Hall, the venue for the SNP conference which starts tomorrow, from 11am on Friday.

More than 2,000 residents have signed a petition opposing the plant planned for the Cromarty Firth Industrial Park.

ICARE director Tina Gordon said: “The SNP Conference is the perfect opportunity to have our say and protect our future. I am delighted with the response that we’ve received from the community; it’s a positive indication that people will continue to fight for their right to a cleaner, greener world.”

The plant will be fuelled by residual domestic waste and commercial and industrial waste. It will produce electricity and heat, which could be used by local businesses and a future domestic heating scheme.

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