Organisation behind Hightown incinerator plan welcomes proposals for Belfast waste plant

Environmental news.

Environmental news.

Waste management organisation arc21 says it welcomes plans for the construction of a waste gasification facility in east Belfast.

Opponents of the arc21/Becon Consortium plan to build an Energy from Waste plant near Mallusk have claimed that the plans published recently by Full Circle Power and Bombardier negate the need for a £240m incinerator at Hightown Quarry.

Indeed, South Antrim MLA and Assembly Environment Committee Deputy Chair, Pam Cameron, said: “Clearly the proposed arc21 development is neither acceptable to the area’s residents, nor necessary, as permission has already been granted for the plant in Belfast. The Full Circle Power development at Bombardier has the capacity to deal with all the domestic and commercial waste we produce in Northern Ireland.”

 

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