Newhaven rubbish fire
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Newhaven depot blaze leads to waste storage probe

An investigation has been launched into the storage of waste on a site in East Sussex which was alight for six days.

The fire at Skip-It containers, in North Quay Road, Newhaven, saw thick smoke smother the town.

The investigation by the Environment Agency will look into whether the amount of rubbish being stored there breached permits.

South East Today's Environment Correspondent Yvette Austin spoke to Paul Sundaram-Hardwicke, of East Sussex Fire and Rescue, and Linda Ovens, from the Chartered Institution of Waste Management.

  • 11 Dec 2014