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Chester waste-fuelled power station approved

The construction of a power station fuelled by rubbish has been given the go-ahead for a 100-hectare site near Chester.

The developer, Peel Environmental, says it will treat waste as “a valuable resource rather than a costly problem, helping to deal with global warming”.

It will include a 95-megawatt electricity generator, environmental technologies complex (ETC) and integrated waste management facilities (IWMF), all linked by a rail network.

The power plant will burn household waste while the IWMF composts and recycles other waste products. The ETC will encourage firms offer new solutions on waste to move to the area.

The Government hopes that the resource-recovery plant will cut the amount of rubbish dumped in landfill sites by 600,000 tonnes a year. Energy generated will power the site, with excess exported into the national grid.

Meanwhile, half of the low-lying land set aside for the project will support the area’s wildlife by providing and enhancing natural habitats.

 

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