§ Mr. Mullin
Only two new municipal waste incinerators have opened in the past eight years: SELCHP (Thames Region, 1994) and Stockton (North East Region, 1997).
Many other plant were closed down because they did not comply with stringent emissions standards introduced in 1996. Of these, several were refurbished, and re-opened on the following dates:
Region Operator Re-start Midlands Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Co. Ltd, Coventry 1996 Midlands WasteNotts (Reclamation) Ltd., Nottingham 1995 Midlands MES Environmental Ltd., Stoke 1995 Midlands MES Environmental Ltd., Wolverhampton 1998 Midlands MES Environmental Ltd., Dudley 1998 Midlands Tyseley Waste Disposal Ltd. 1996 North East Sheffield city council 1997 North West GM Waste Ltd., Bolton 2000
The London Waste incinerator at Edmonton (Thames Region) was refurbished without a break in operation in 1996.
This information relates to conventional solid municipal waste incinerators within the Integrated Pollution Control regime. I shall respond separately on other incinerators, including plant burning processed wastes.