Race against landfill Directive deadline for Phurnacite clean-up

The Welsh Development Agency has at last begun work on the remediation of the notorious Phurnacite smokeless fuel plant in south Wales which closed in 1990. However, the looming 16 July deadline under the EU landfill Directive - after which landfill disposal of the tarry wastes will be illegal - means that the contractors are having to start work before rail transfer facilities are available.

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