UK’s largest EfW plant increases incineration capacity

The Environment Agency (EA) has approved a permit application from waste firm Viridor, allowing it to increase the capacity of its Runcorn Energy from Waste (EfW) plant by 250,000 tonnes per year.

The permit variation increases the quantity of waste that the Merseyside facility is permitted to accept from 850,000 tonnes per year to 1,100,000 tonnes per year – making the facility the largest of its kind permitted to operate in the UK..

Last year, the EA revealed the plant had processed more than its permitted amount after the watchdog "temporarily" allowed the move.

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