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News round-up 10/10

Your daily round-up of key stories affecting the resources management industry.

Aircraft recycling operation imminent

Caledonian Aviation is to start scrapping and recycling aircraft by the end of the year, the BBC reported. At its site at Glasgow Prestwick airport the firm will work on one aircraft per month initially, growing to six within three years. The firm said it has already attracted $6m (£3.7m) from American investors.

Waste licence revoked

Northern Ireland’s Department of the Environment has revoked the waste management licence for Straduff Recycling Limited in Co Tyrone. Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: “Today’s actions by NIEA will go some way towards helping to create a level playing field for the legitimate operators in this sector.”

Binmen threatened with axe

Recycling workers were shocked when a resident began shouting at them and shaking an axe towards them. David Tucker of Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, admitted a charge of affray and was given a nine-month community order, the Stroud News reported.

Waste site odour issues

People living near a waste site in Hartlepool say their lives are being made a misery by the “severe” smell, the BBC reported. Residents say they were told the site would remain a wildlife garden but in 2010 Niramax, a waste solution company, was granted planning permission to build a waste transfer station.

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