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News round-up 24/2

2000 gloucestershire raid

EA raids unpermitted site; Tragedy unrelated to EfW plant; Grundon donates to wildlife discovery centre; Herts runs school WEEE recycling service

EA raids Gloucester site

Environment Agency (EA) officers and police have raided an unpermitted waste site in Gloucestershire.

The unannounced visit in Coleford, Forest of Dean, on 23 February was part of a continuing operation to tackle illegal activities, notably end-of-life vehicle dismantling.

EA staff found and removed photographs and paperwork that will be examined further. The officers from Coleford Police Station were on standby to help the EA staff to carry out their enquiries and to prevent any breach of the peace.

Press release

Tragedy unrelated to EfW plant

Viridor has said that a fatal incident at the decommissioned Didcot A power station does not relate to its Ardley Energy Recovery Facility in Oxfordshire.

One person has been found dead and five injured after half the Didcot building collapsed on 23 February.

The company made the statement following media inquiries.

Press release

Grundon donates to wildlife discovery centre

An education and wildlife discovery centre is set to open thanks to a donation of £150,000 from Grundon Waste Management.

It is the first major grant received by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for its Cradle of the Cotswolds project.

The project is based at the Trust’s Greystones Farm nature reserve at Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the UK’s most visited villages in the Cotswolds.

Press release

Herts runs school WEEE recycling service

For the sixth year running, Hertfordshire schools have been offered the opportunity to take part in a free collection service to recycle unwanted or broken electrical items.

Pupils and parents will be invited to clear out their cupboards and bring in waste electrical items from home.

Collections of the 3,400 registered items, along with small electricals brought in on the day, will take place at the 128 participating schools in the week commencing 14 March. Since 2011, 32,932 electrical items have been collected from schools for recycling, a total of 268 tonnes.

Press release

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