Neath waste plant reopens after closure

Crymlyn Burrows Materials Recovery and Energy Centre The Crymlyn Burrows waste incinerator opened in 2002

Related Stories

A waste incinerator which was voluntarily shut down after breaching its limit for emissions has reopened.

Environment Agency Wales has agreed that the council-owned plant at Crymlyn Burrows in Neath Port Talbot can restart its combustion unit.

It closed in December 2010 after air samples showed it had failed five out of 10 dioxin emissions tests.

The latest tests have found the emissions are now within the standards of the site's environmental permit.

The plant, which opened in 2002, processes household waste for recycling and incineration from Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.

It is operated by Neath Port Talbot (Recycling) Ltd - a wholly-owned subsidiary of the council

Breaches were not ever at levels to cause health problems.

The EA work gave the go-ahead after operators completed an agreed programme of work to resolve dioxin emissions.

This has included extensive refurbishment and cleaning of the plant and equipment used to control pollution.

In the future operators will use an enhanced programme to monitor emissions and ensure standards are maintained.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South West Wales



Min. Night 3 °C


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Woman with closed eyeStrange light show

    What do you see when you close your eyes?

  • Sony WalkmanLost ideas

    What has happened to Japan's inventors?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.