RESIDENTS have organised a protest meeting about proposals to build a nickel processing and recycling plant in Dodworth.

The meeting will be held tonight (Thursday May 3) at 7.30pm in Dodworth Central Club on Station Road, in the concert room.

Proposals have been submitted by ELG Haniel Metals Ltd to transform a disused warehouse at the Fallbank Industrial Estate, Dodworth into a treatment plant for up to 10,000 tonnes of contaminated metal a year. It would be the first of its kind in the UK and would wash and dry high nickel alloys to allow it to be reused by the aerospace industry.

Nearby residents are worried about possible health effects after researching similar facilities in America.