Campaign against renderer’s ‘Penrith pong’ reignites

An animal by-products processing facility in Cumbria has been the subject of renewed complaints about odorous emissions.

A petition calling for the end of “disgusting, nasty, sickening, obnoxious, smells” from the Omega Proteins facility has received almost 400 signatures. It claims that the smell also harms the tourist trade around Penrith, which is just outside the scenic Lake District.

The plant handles handles relatively low-risk materials, classified as category 3 under the Animal By-Products Regulations, into biofuels, pet foods and products for the cosmetics and chemicals industries. That includes broken eggs, hides from slaughterhouses, wool, horns and feathers and carcasses passed fit for human consumption.

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