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Kronospan ‘liaising closely’ with Public Protection Officers after large fire

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 2nd, 2018.

Wrexham Council are ‘liaising closely’ with Kronospan after the recent large fire at the Chirk factory.

After the incident we asked Wrexham Council if they would be investigating as a result of the fire amid claims by one Executive Board member and local Councillor there was ‘massive pollution’ that evening.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “Kronospan have notified the Council’s Public Protection section that a fire occurred at 9.50pm on Tuesday, July 31, in part of the abatement plant associated with the particle board process. The cause is currently under investigation. Several fire tenders attended and doused down for several hours.

“All waste water was contained on site and is being tankered off site for disposal.”

“Kronospan are liaising closely with Public Protection Officers during the course of the investigation and in relation to any outcome actions required. The process is regulated by an environmental permit issued by the Council.

Wrexham.com also queried the outcome of an incident in 2017 that Wrexham Council investigated, at the time the Council said “Once that investigation is completed, the Council will consider if any further action is required.”

Today Wrexham Council told us: “Following excess dust emission incidents from the Kronospan site in September 2017, additional dust management measures were implemented by the company.

“There has also been progress with building dust-containment structures and implementing new dust control systems at the site to reduce excess emissions.”

Top pic: The Kronospan fire on Tuesday evening.

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