Syrian weapon chemicals will not be dumped at Arpley

Warrington Guardian: Syrian weapon chemicals will not be dumped at Arpley Syrian weapon chemicals will not be dumped at Arpley

INDUSTRIAL-GRADE chemicals from Syria’s weapons stockpile will not be dumped at Arpley tip.

Officials confirmed last week 150 tonnes of ‘B Precursor’ chemicals will be destroyed at an incineration facility in Ellesmere Port at the end of February as part of the international mission to destroy Syria’s chemical weapon programme.

Veolia wagons have been regularly spotted heading to the Sankey Bridges landfill site leading to fears residual waste from the chemical’s destruction could eventually be dumped in Warrington.

But a spokesman from the waste company said all materials would be destroyed at Ellesmere Port with no other waste.

A Veolia Environment spokesman said: "We can confirm our commitment to the UK initiative to facilitate the destruction of 150 tonnes of ‘B precursor’ chemicals at Ellesmere Port.

"‘B precursors’ are chemicals used routinely in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and are similar in nature to standard industrial materials safely processed and transported on UK roads every day.

“It is important to make clear these are industrial-grade chemicals and are not chemical weapons.

"We are committed to the safe transportation and handling of these chemicals in line with our excellent health, safety and operating standards.

"At this stage we are not in a position to confirm the precise routes for transport.

“However, standard Veolia practice is for vehicles to be kept to main arterial transport routes wherever possible."

Proposals to continue dumping rubbish for a further 12 years at Arpley were turned down by councillors last year but an application to extend the life of the tip for a further five years is being heard tomorrow, Thursday.

Permission to continue using the site ran out in October 2013 but councillors said going through with an enforcement notice would have led to a ‘lengthy and costly’ legal battle and it was pulled.

An appeal regarding the 12 year application being turned down is set to be heard in February.

Councillors have urged residents from across the town to make their feelings known by attending the development control meeting at the Parr Hall tomorrow, Thursday at 6.30pm.

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9:35am Wed 22 Jan 14

Reader says...

Hardly likely to say the chemicals were going to be taken there with the extension hearing tomorrow !
What else gets taken to Arpley I always just thought it s normal household waste from bins. I hope they do close it down cos why should Warrington have every other areas stinky rotting rubbish dumped on it !!
Hardly likely to say the chemicals were going to be taken there with the extension hearing tomorrow ! What else gets taken to Arpley I always just thought it s normal household waste from bins. I hope they do close it down cos why should Warrington have every other areas stinky rotting rubbish dumped on it !! Reader
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10:13am Wed 22 Jan 14

moleogod says...

i dont even understand why we are having a meeting to determine that a company can extend a licence it does not even have. MADNESS
i dont even understand why we are having a meeting to determine that a company can extend a licence it does not even have. MADNESS moleogod
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12:37pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Karlar says...

moleogod wrote:
i dont even understand why we are having a meeting to determine that a company can extend a licence it does not even have. MADNESS
Had our over paid legal and planning eagles at the Town Hall done their job properly in the first place this situation would not have arisen. Planning approval could have been conditional on the time specified in the Council's consent and that would have been the end of the matter. But like so many WBC decisions this one appears to have been taken in haste without any attention to the detail. We have been paying over the odds for jobsworths for far too long.
[quote][p][bold]moleogod[/bold] wrote: i dont even understand why we are having a meeting to determine that a company can extend a licence it does not even have. MADNESS[/p][/quote]Had our over paid legal and planning eagles at the Town Hall done their job properly in the first place this situation would not have arisen. Planning approval could have been conditional on the time specified in the Council's consent and that would have been the end of the matter. But like so many WBC decisions this one appears to have been taken in haste without any attention to the detail. We have been paying over the odds for jobsworths for far too long. Karlar
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7:06pm Wed 22 Jan 14

old-codger says...

Nothing at all should be tipped at Arpley, The right to tip there ran out in October last year, But our council has filled it pants with brown stuff and refuses to take legal action, Courts order costs to be paid to the winning party so the excuse of expense doesn't wash, Just like Arpley tip this council STINKS.
Nothing at all should be tipped at Arpley, The right to tip there ran out in October last year, But our council has filled it pants with brown stuff and refuses to take legal action, Courts order costs to be paid to the winning party so the excuse of expense doesn't wash, Just like Arpley tip this council STINKS. old-codger
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7:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Karlar says...

old-codger wrote:
Nothing at all should be tipped at Arpley, The right to tip there ran out in October last year, But our council has filled it pants with brown stuff and refuses to take legal action, Courts order costs to be paid to the winning party so the excuse of expense doesn't wash, Just like Arpley tip this council STINKS.
I wonder why?
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: Nothing at all should be tipped at Arpley, The right to tip there ran out in October last year, But our council has filled it pants with brown stuff and refuses to take legal action, Courts order costs to be paid to the winning party so the excuse of expense doesn't wash, Just like Arpley tip this council STINKS.[/p][/quote]I wonder why? Karlar
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8:23am Thu 23 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

Is the WG planning to start a regular column on things that haven't , and are not going to happen?
Is the WG planning to start a regular column on things that haven't , and are not going to happen? Nick Tessla
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