MRF Recycling Plants Continue to Prove Hazardous As Fire Breaks Out In Bolton

A Recycling Plant has caught fire in Horwich, Bolton.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11135547

It’s taken several hours for fire engines to take control of the fire, causing serious to disruption in the area.  This continues to consolidate Eccles Residents concerns regarding possible incidents from the proposed Sky MRF plant.  The Sky plant is proposed to be  50 metres from a children’s park and only the width of the motorway lies between the plant and local houses.

Earlier this year the HSE launched an initiative to help organisations improve the safety of MRF plants. There have been an unusually high amount of deaths surrounding these plants prompting the HSE’s action: http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=17555

The Sky proposal presents many risks to local business and residents, the only sensible response to the application is refusal

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