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Legal Action Could Be Taken After Fires

Monday June 30 2014

Photo from Alistair Laban/SY Fire Twitter page Photo from Alistair Laban/SY Fire Twitter page

LEGAL action could be taken against the UK’s largest wood recycling centre after two blazes on its site in less than two months.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is considering all possible measures to help prevent further fires at the Plevin factory, off the A628 in Crow Edge.

The most recent fire at the factory, which started on June 2, took almost two weeks to put out, polluted a river and killed fish, as well as forcing local residents to keep doors and windows shut in order to avoid smoke.

A fire service spokesman said: "We are considering all possible measures to help prevent future fires from occurring on the site, including possible legal action.

"The fire service will also be liaising with the local community and partner agencies over its concerns about the site, again in a bid to help stop another incident like this from occurring and to provide reassurance to the public."

A Plevin spokesman said: "We are working closely with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to determine the cause of the fire and minimise the possibility of such an incident happening again."

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Reply Posted by Daveyboy on Monday June 30 2014 at 16:56
Residents who live in the east of Royston, have had to keep their door closed for years, due to a the polution pumped out by Monckton Coke & Chemical. Something must be done ASAP.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Monday June 30 2014 at 18:18
Simple give some people jobs as fire watchers ect.

Reply Posted by Ai on Wednesday July 2 2014 at 14:46
Royston residents must be sick & tired of the stench and filth coming from Monkton, they are extending the operations at the plant by firing up 8 old furnaces! but are going to open up a train line to reduce road pollution but will increase the filth coming out ten fold. Royston will also get Europe's biggest traveller camp on the 9 acre site recently passed at planning-what a shame it is a nice village