EA investigating cause of south London waste fire

The Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed it is investigating a fire at a Viridor waste site in south London which prompted complaints from local air quality campaigners.

Viridor says that the blaze took place at a waste transfer station at its recycling centre on Beddington Lane in Beddington on 11 July. According to the London Fire Brigade it required four fire engines and 25 firefighters to bring it under control. The London Fire Brigade and Viridor are also both investigating the cause of fire.

The South West London Air Quality Monitoring Group wrote to the EA at the end of July urging it to take action against Viridor, arguing that mismanagement of the incinerator's waste sorting building led to the fire.

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