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News round-up 21/2

EfW plant ‘self sufficient’; police apology to recycler; RDF boost for Southend; flood waste warning

Grimsby EfW plant proposal ‘self sufficient’

A potential new energy from waste (EfW) plant in Grimsby will be built if it gains the required permissions, after it was revealed it is not financially dependent on winning a Government-backed competition it is shortlisted for.

The gasification process, brought forward by Dutch company Royal Dahlman, has been found to be commercially viable.

Police apology to recycling man

A man who collected a computer printer for a recycling company found himself in a “most wanted” gallery after the printer was wrongly reported stolen.

Jordan Ross, from Warrington, went on paternity leave after making the collection only to find CCTV images of him in the local newspaper.

“It was a total shock,” said Mr Ross, 20, who has now received an apology from the Warrington Guardian.

Cheshire Police have apologised to him for “any distress caused”.

Waste plant boost for Southend

Southend Council is hoping a residual waste treatment facility, which is set to open in Cortauld Road, Basildon, in July will generate revenue for the council.

Senior councillors agreed to give the county council, which will also use the facility, powers to look for a private contractor to sell the refuse derived fuel.

Toxic waste worries as flooding subsides

As water levels begin to subside in Worcester, concerns have been raised about the toxic mess left behind.

Emergency teams from Severn Trent, Worcester City Council, the Environment Agency and Worcestershire County Council started work on the clean-up operation yesterday – but have a new problem to contend with.

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