Wednesday 24 October 2012

[Updated to Oct 2012] BBC South Yorkshire reports, "Man dies and another hurt in Rotherham plant explosion"

Earlier update: Video released of explosion:

Link to news item on BBC web site
"South Yorkshire Police said a waste incinerator had exploded, creating a hole in the factory's wall."

Link to Sterecycle web site

"We plan to have at least 6 plants operational by 2013 including in Yorkshire, Wales, London and Glasgow."

October 2012:
Link to LetsRecycle web site

"Administrators ‘abandon’ Sterecycle autoclave"

"Creditors of Sterecycle (Rotherham) Ltd are likely to get a dividend from the demise of the business, but the amount could depend on the outcome of any talks with the Health and Safety Executive and South Yorkshire Police, with regards to legal action following a fatality at the plant in 2011.

"... In January 2011, an explosion in one of the vessels at the plant resulted in two men being injured, one of whom subsequently died (see story). An investigation into the explosion is ongoing and is being led by South Yorkshire Police.

"... Observers put the failure of the Sterecycle plant down to various factors, including financing and difficulties in securing the markets for compost-like outputs. The bulk of the material into the plant came from a grouping of councils – Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham – who are now sending their waste to the Veolia ES energy recovery plant in Sheffield (see story)."

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