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Connah’s Quay councillor vows to lead campaign against Deeside ‘incinerator’

A CAMPAIGNING councillor fears Deeside is still in the running to house an incinerator.

The team leading the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP) has revealed a site in Anglesey has also been earmarked as a possible location for a plant.

But Connah’s Quay councillor Aaron Shotton is concerned that Deeside Industrial Park will still become a ‘dumping ground’ for waste from across North Wales.

“I will continue to campaign against an incinerator in Deeside. I urge anyone with concerns to contact me.”

NWRWTP officials are in talks to purchase land at the former metalworks near Holyhead and hope a full agreement will be signed soon.

But community leaders in Deeside fear a burning plant could be imposed on them after the industrial park was initially identified as the only suitable site in North Wales.

No decision has been made on the technology which will be used to deal with the waste, but an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant is one of the options being explored.

EfW is a process where the non-recyclable waste is burnt and the heat and steam produced are captured and used to power nearby businesses.

The NWRWTP is a partnership between Flintshire, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Gwynedd councils.

Three waste management companies have been shortlisted and will submit detailed bids for evaluation.