‘Waste and biomass plant spells danger’ say green group

Green campaigners have vowed to fight a proposed waste and biomass plant in Pembrokeshire. Friends of the Earth have launched a campaign against Egnedol’s planned experimental gasification plant in Milford […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Green campaigners have vowed to fight a proposed waste and biomass plant in Pembrokeshire.

Friends of the Earth have launched a campaign against Egnedol’s planned experimental gasification plant in Milford Haven.

The group says the technology is unproven and all attempts to implement it in the UK to date have failed.

It has serious concerns about the safety of the plant due to substantial risks of fires, explosions and pollution incidents and alleges any explosion at the site could have particularly devastating consequences because of its proximity to the Dragon LNG Terminal and SemLogistics’ oil storage.

Campaigners say air pollution is another serious concern because nearby houses would overlook the plant at a height just below that of the top of the chimney and so would be heavily exposed to any pollution.

Jan Waite from Pembrokeshire Friends of the Earth said: “This is the wrong proposal at the wrong site. Granting Egnedol planning consent would amount to giving them the license to experiment with a dangerous, unproven technology and putting the safety and health of residents at risk.

The group has encouraged local residents to object to the application and complain to their local councillors.