WasteNotts to boost capacity of Nottingham waste-to-power facility - report
Jul 13, 2012 - WasteNotts (Reclamation) Ltd has secured the green light to boost by 40,000 tonnes the annual waste processing capacity of its waste-to-power incinerator plant in Nottingham, in England's East Midlands, BBC said today.
At present, the Eastcroft plant burns 160,000 tonnes per year, producing enough energy for over 4,600 households in the area as well as for commercial customers, the report said.
The broadcaster quoted a spokesman for Nottingham Friends of the Earth as saying that alternative processes, such as recycling and composting, had to be considered before boosting the incinerator's capacity. To these accusations, a spokeswoman from the Environment Agency responded that all relevant views, public comments and legal requirements had been taken into consideration, BBC added.