Landfill fire firm gets ‘light tap on the wrists’ over permit breach

Hafod Landfill

In response to Natural Resources Wales’s investigation into the fire at Hafod landfill site last May, Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales MS said:

“The NRW investigation found Enovert North Ltd, which runs the landfill site, had not complied with its permit in terms of ensuring there was adequate cover materials to prevent such a fire occuring. 

“I’m disappointed that the decision to merely warn the company amounts to a light tap on the wrists. It belittles the seriousness of the fire and its consequences on neighbouring communities.

“The landfill site has had many complaints against it relating to odour and other problems. This fire was another scale – I’m glad there were no injuries or other serious health consequences but it could have been so much worse. 

“I would like to see more robust action put in place to tackle this problem to ensure local residents never have to put up with this kind of smoke pollution again.

“In the longer term, a move to reducing our waste should see this kind of landfill site close. The sooner the better as far as Hafod Quarry is concerned.”

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