SEPA revokes Scotgen energy-from-waste permit

Scotgen’s Dargavel incinerator has had its permit revoked for repeatedly breaching conditions and failing to comply with notices

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has taken the unusual decision to revoke the permit of a waste gasification plant near Dumfries.

Scotgen (Dumfries) Ltd, operator of the Dargavel energy-from-waste plant, was issued with a revocation notice under the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 on 23 August.

SEPA revoked the operator’s pollution prevention and control licence for persistent non-compliance with permit conditions and for failure to comply with enforcement and variation notices. It appears to be the first time an energy-from-waste plant in the UK has had its permit revoked.

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