Video: arc21 attempts to allay fears over Hightown incinerator plan

Opponents of the controversial plan to build a massive waste incinerator near Mallusk have been urged to “look at the evidence objectively.”

arc21, the waste management body for Newtownabbey and 10 other local council areas, is hoping to secure planning permission for a £240m energy from waste plant at Hightown Quarry. But many local residents are vehemently opposed to the project.

Ricky Burnett of arc21 with Jane Hennessy, communications manager with Indaver Ireland, in the control room at the waste-to-energy plant in Duleek, Co Meath. INNT 31-503CON
Ricky Burnett of arc21 with Jane Hennessy, communications manager with Indaver Ireland, in the control room at the waste-to-energy plant in Duleek, Co Meath. INNT 31-503CON

Anti-incinerator campaigners, led by the No-Arc21 lobby group, claim that the arc21/Becon Consortium plan is “not safe and not sustainable” and have vowed to fight it at every turn.

 

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