Welsh MPs give ReChem incinerator another bashing

The yawning gulf between official and local public perceptions of the safety of ReChem International's hazardous waste incinerator in Pontypool, south Wales, was displayed once again during a debate in the House of Commons on 10 July. Local MPs alleged that the firm had created a "climate of fear" and engaged in a "massive cover-up" of contamination in and around the plant. The Government's spokesman told the Commons that the plant has a good safety record, but left open the possibility that a public inquiry may be held into contamination around the incinerator, and expanded on emerging official plans to curb waste imports into the UK.

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