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Viridor fixes WEEE plant after blast incident

Viridor Waste Management has announced that repairs are being made to its electrical recycling plant in Perth, Scotland, after a blast and small fire occurred there on August 31.

The firm expects that the plant will be completed by the week beginning September 29, and that service to customers has been and will continue to be unaffected.

A full investigation is ongoing to find out how the blast damaged the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) processing line.

A Viridor spokesman told MRW: The fullest of investigations is being undertaken by Viridor, our insurers and the appropriate authorities. The results of these investigations have not been finally published, so we would prefer not to speculate at this time. However, it is very likely that an inappropriate foreign body entered the WEEE stream causing the incident. Further details will be released once the investigations are complete.

While no one was hurt in the incident itself, a member of staff who received slight injuries during the evacuation of the building has made a full recovery and is returning to work this week.


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