Cardiff Incinerator campaign update

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The campaign group Cardiff Against the Incinerator of which Cardiff Friends of the Earth is a part, displayed its strength holding two simultaneous successful events on 7 September 2010.

Environment Agency threatens to give incinerator the green light

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The Environment Agency has announced that it is 'minded' to give the go-ahead to a massive, polluting, and wasteful incinerator at Ocean Park in Cardiff. However it is not too late to change their minds.

Cardiff Friends of the Earth believe that this draft decision is deeply flawed as it is based on outdated and incomplete information. The evidence the Environment Agency used to reach its draft decision is flawed in several ways:

Incinerator - public information session, Fri 30th July

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In a shock move, Cardiff Council have granted planning permission to Viridor's second application for an incinerator in Splott. This is in spite of the fact that the new application is almost identical to the first application which was refused by the Council.

Viridor submits a second Cardiff incinerator application

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Viridor Waste Management have submitted a second planning application for a large incinerator or “energy from waste facility” in Cardiff. This application is almost identical to the first one which was rejected by Cardiff Council. The proposed Viridor incinerator would be at Glass Avenue, Trident Park in Splott, between Ocean Way and the docks. It would burn 350,000 tonnes of waste a year.

Viridor appeals against rejection of first Cardiff incinerator application

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Cardiff County Council's planning committee rejected Viridor's first application for a huge, polluting and wasteful incinerator at Trident Park, Glass Avenue, Splott in June 2009. The reason the planning committee gave was that waste would be brought to be burnt in the incinerator from outside the local area.

No to waste incinerator for Cardiff

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Waste company Viridor has announced plans to build a massive incinerator in Cardiff Bay to dispose of our rubbish.

If built, it would:

  • be capable of burning three times as much rubbish as Cardiff sends to landfill sites every year
  • take waste from across south Wales
  • discourage more efforts to increase recycling and composting

Cardiff Friends of the Earth says

Anti-incinerator protest at March planning meeting

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Anti-incinerator protest

Members of Cardiff Friends of the Earth are inviting people to join them and other local residents in a demonstration outside Cardiff City Hall at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 11 March 2009, as the council's planning committee decides on proposals for a large waste incinerator in the city.

Objection to Cardiff incinerator planning application submitted

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Cardiff Friends of the Earth have submitted an objection to Viridor's planning application to Cardiff County Council Planning Department.

The objection, compiled for Cardiff Friends of the Earth by the South East Wales Friends of the Earth Waste Group, objects to the planning application on the following grounds:

Not just Cardiff Communities

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It is not just Cardiff, or even just South Wales, communities that will be adversely affected by the incinerator if Viridor's planning application is approved – communities in Cheltenham are concerned about the impact of the toxic fly ash from the Cardiff incinerator which will be dumped within 0.5km of some homes.

Green Santa delivers Christmas message from residents

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Haf Elgar (Friends of the Earth Cymru), Councillor Gavin Cox, Heather Webber, Anne Greagsby (Green Santa), Adam Johannes, Jenni Swettenham, Colin Robinson, Julian Rosser, Councillor Martin Holland. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

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