Thursday, 2 August 2012

Nipa Chemicals site - overnight update on fire

Yesterday 10 lorry loads of 30 bales, 300 bales in total were removed from the site to landfill in Bury. However overnight, around 3am around 50 bales were damaged by fire. The fire and rescue teams called out consulted with the EA over the use of water to minimise the spread of any contamination. It is believed the fire was caused by suspicious circumstances.


Waste is continuing to be removed this morning and fire breaks as part of the clearance to help prevent a larger fire taking hold.


Yesterday the EA put out a statement regarding waste clearance and contamination of Lottice Brook

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/141774.aspx?month=8&year=2012&coverage=North+West&sector=Waste