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Good response for EfW in Dunbar

Viridor Waste Management has received a good response from its public consultation on the proposed Energy from Waste (EfW) combined heat and power facility near Dunbar, Scotland. The response comes at a time when Scotland is currently looking at alternative ways to dispose of its waste other than landfill. The feedback we have received, and which continues to come in by post and via our website, is predominantly supportive of our proposals, said Viridors external affairs manager Dan Cooke. Our next steps are to review the comments received and to ascertain what further information is needed by stakeholders and the community. It aims to seek permission for an EfW plant to process up to 450,000 tonnes of waste residues a year and provide 34 Megawatts of electricity to the National Grid. Cooke added: Naturally a few concerns were raised. However, we were able to reassure people in respect of air quality and emissions. It should be noted that besides planning consent the project will need approval from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The company are also looking at the visual aspects of the plant and are viewing designs to minimise the visual impact of the facility. Depending on how long it takes to determine the planning application, Viridor, hope to start construction on the site in the early part of 2009.

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