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Pants on fire! Viridor continue to lie over incinerator blaze

Environmental polluters Viridor continue to lie about the extent of the major blaze at their Beddington Lane waste plant in July. In an official report submitted ahead of a meeting of the South London Waste Partnership to be held at … Continue reading

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Viridor incinerator under investigation by Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has confirmed it is investigating last month’s fire at the Viridor incinerator site at Beddington Lane, following complaints from local air quality campaigners, as first reported by Inside Croydon. But such scrutiny has not stopped Viridor’s lies and … Continue reading

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Call for Viridor prosecution over health risks from toxic fire

The Environment Agency has been asked to consider bringing a prosecution of Viridor over the fire at their incinerator on Beddington Lane last month, as there is mounting evidence to suggest that toxic fumes were released into the atmosphere during … Continue reading

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Beddington is just one of 14 fires at Viridor plants since 2015

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, on a worrying sequence of fires at sites run by one of the country’s biggest incinerator operators which has prompted a call for an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive The fire next to … Continue reading

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Fire breaks out near Viridor incinerator on Beddington Lane

UPDATE 1.30pm: The London Fire Brigade was dealing with a major incident this morning as a fire broke out close to Viridor’s incinerator on Beddington Lane. The incinerator has been built at a cost of £210million for the South London … Continue reading

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Viridor apologist Brunt’s blunt treatment from Merton Council

Our Merton correspondent, NORMAN COLLIER-WOOD, reports on how the toxic fall-out from rubbish contractor Veolia’s shortcomings has claimed its first council victim Merton’s rubbish councillor, Mike Brunt, has been sacked from his council cabinet post. Labour councillor Brunt had been … Continue reading

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Incinerator on security lockdown as Viridor get twitchy over XR

Viridor had their £210million Beddington Lane incinerator plant on security lockdown yesterday, apparently out of fear of incursions from… local birdwatchers. The controversial and troubled Viridor incinerator is already nine months late in being fully operational to meet the terms … Continue reading

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Viridor allowed to give ‘absurd’ name to incinerator road

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the council has opted to name the service road to the Beddington Lane incinerator after a bird species that has been almost wiped out locally, in part, at least, as a consequence of … Continue reading

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Local contractors hit as Viridor incinerator builders go bust

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the business collapse of the construction firm working on a £250m project at Beddington Lane The construction firm which has been leading on the £250million build of the Viridor incinerator at Beddington Lane has … Continue reading

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Viridor highlights homeless owls as they claim wildlife success

Incinerator operators Viridor have outraged local conservationists with their latest publicity, which has been described as “misinformation” over the status of the habitat and the various wildlife species that live around Beddington Farmlands. Viridor has a £1billion contract from the … Continue reading

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Viridor about to use chimneys that Santa won’t want to visit

The industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane is set to be fired up for the first time in the next couple of weeks, Inside Croydon has learned. “It’s the sort of Christmas present no one in south London would want,” … Continue reading

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Viridor getting twitchy as thousands sign twitchers’ petition

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on a multi-billion corporation which has started meddling in local politics, again Viridor, as they prime themselves to fire up next year their vast incinerator at Beddington Lane, appear to be getting more concerned over … Continue reading

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Take your chance to ask Viridor some awkward questions

Conservationists and environmental campaigners are calling on people from Croydon and Sutton to attend open days at the Beddington Farmlands site next month and to ask some awkward questions about what Viridor is doing to fulfill its obligations on the … Continue reading

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Viridor panel refuses grants to Beddington community groups

A £1million ‘hush fund’ announced for community groups by incinerator operators is being used to try to subdue local opposition, according to one activist. BELLE MONT reports Viridor, which has a £1billion public contract to operate the incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

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Viridor incinerator doomed to be our Splott on the landscape

“PFI is distorting the decision-making process because big incinerator plants are more attractive to investors than small-scale recycling projects.” That was Tom Brake, speaking in 2001, when he was the LibDems’ environment spokesman. Then, the Carshalton and Wallington MP described … Continue reading

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Environment campaigners take protest to Viridor shareholders

The Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign is staging a demonstration in Beddington Lane tomorrow evening, June 29. Protestors will be gathering on the public footpaths outside the entrance to the Viridor incinerator site before a photo-call at 7pm. The … Continue reading

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Beddington Birdman accuses charities of ‘selling out’ to Viridor

Peter Alfrey is to quit his role as wildlife warden at Beddington Farmlands nature reserve, accusing the local council, Greater London Authority and incineration company Viridor of a “greenwash” and of multiple broken promises, all of which is causing an … Continue reading

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Viridor restricts wildlife volunteer access to Beddington reserve

A well-respected naturalist has accused Viridor, the incinerator operators, of further breaches of their promises and obligations at the Beddington Farmlands nature reserve in Sutton. Peter Alfrey recently highlighted how Viridor’s neglect of its contractual duties over the use and … Continue reading

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Viridor boasts of incinerator support from ex-BNP member

The latest “community update” from Beddington incinerator operators Viridor gives pride of place to a former member of the BNP. The news update for what Viridor insists on passing off as an “Energy Recovery Facility” – it will burn thousands … Continue reading

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Sparrows face extinction on wildlife site operated by Viridor

The entire population of sparrows, the bird most closely associated with chirpy cockney Londoners, is on the brink of extinction in a wildlife reserve on the borders of Sutton and Croydon where animal habitats and food sources were supposed to … Continue reading

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Suspicious Viridor put up smokescreen at incinerator site

They are building an industrial-scale incinerator on a site close by what was officially designated Metropolitan Open Land, a status which implies some sort of public access. And over the next 25 years, they expect to be paid £1 billion … Continue reading

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Questions to be asked over £1.5m-worth of Viridor ‘gifts’

Parliamentary questions are to be asked about whether a proper degree of scrutiny was given to £1.5-million-worth of donations made to causes in the constituencies of three LibDem government ministers by the charitable arm of incinerator operators Viridor. The gifts, … Continue reading

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A riverside tale of rats, water voles and another Viridor grant

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest political defection in south-west London, and the influence it may yet have over Viridor’s role with the Beddington incinerator So the Liberal Democrats have reached the final day of their annual conference in Bournemouth, with … Continue reading

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Holy smoke: Sutton to investigate Viridor ‘gift’ to church

Sutton Council has bowed to public pressure and is to look into the controversial £275,000 donation from the charitable arm of Viridor, the industrialists who were granted permission by the local authority to build and operate a massive waste incinerator … Continue reading

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Judge rejects incinerator appeal as focus turns to Viridor ‘gift’

A High Court judge this morning dismissed the latest, and possibly last, appeal under a Judicial Review by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign against Sutton Council’s decision to grant planning permission for an industrial-scale waste incineration plant to be built … Continue reading

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Environment secretary Davey helps Brake dine out with Viridor

More evidence has emerged of ties between incinerator operators Viridor and senior members of the Liberal Democrats in Sutton, including Tom Brake, until last month the deputy Leader of the House in the ConDem coalition. At least three executives from … Continue reading

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Incinerator deal could collapse as Viridor get greedy

There has been an extraordinary development in the saga of the Beddington Lane incinerator, with the Sutton Guardian newspaper reporting that the £1 billion local authority contract is under threat because developers Viridor want the incinerator to be bigger, busier, … Continue reading

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Labour’s Newman waves white flag over Viridor incinerator

Just six months in to their new administration, and the Town Hall’s Labour leadership has confirmed that its “ambitious” promise “to make Croydon the cleanest and greenest borough in London” is in shreds, as they have abandoned all opposition to … Continue reading

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Judge sides with Viridor as incinerator case goes to appeal

The fight to stop Croydon and three other London councils from building an industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane will now go to the Court of Appeal. High Court judge Mrs Justice Patterson has refused an application to reconsider her … Continue reading

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No they can’t! Viridor needs to provide 100% safety guarantee

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the tens of thousands of pounds raised, and spent, by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign in taking its case to the High Court, the legal challenge has had to be based on planning issues. The issue … Continue reading

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