Scotgen EfW environmental permit under review again

SEPA is considering action against the Dargavel energy-from-waste plant just two months after it finally started generating electricity

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is reviewing the environmental permit of a troubled energy-from-waste plant in Dargavel, near Dumfries.

Scotgen was served with an enforcement notice following a fire which closed the plant on 18 July, just one month after it started finally generating electricity.

The 40,000-tonne per year plant has suffered problems since it began commissioning in 2009. In February, SEPA threatened to revoke its permit unless it completed commissioning by 30 June.

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