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Wales acts on waste site after fire

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has stopped any more waste being taken on to a recycling site in Flintshire after it caught fire last week.

The regulatory body, with the full support of Flintshire County Council and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, de-registered the site of 300 Recycling at Factory Road, Sandycroft, after its officers determined that the site could no longer operate safely.

NRW concluded that carrying on operations would pose an unacceptable risk to people and the environment. It said its officers will work with the company to discuss the future of the site.

Anthony Randles, north-east Wales team leader for NRW, said: “This means they can no longer accept any more waste and must take immediate steps to reduce the risk that the site poses. We will be working closely with its operators to help them do this.”

NRW, the fire service, council and North Wales Regional Emergency Planning Services are working together to address different aspects of the site and its risks.

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