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U.K. Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Covanta WTE Plant

U.K. Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Covanta WTE Plant

A group known as Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator filed its appeal against the facility following a full hearing back in July.

An appeals court in the U.K. has rejected a challenge to withdraw a permit issued to Covanta to build a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant near Bedford, England.

According to the Bedford Independent, a group known as Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) filed its appeal following a full hearing back in July. BACI received donations from area residents to fight the building of the WTE facility.

The WTE plant will produce 60 megawatt equivalents of electricity a year by incinerating more than 500,000 tonnes of non-recyclable material from a 60-mile radius. According to the report, Covanta says the 60,000 tonnes of ash and metal waste the plant produces a year will be recycled or used for aggregates.

Bedford Independent has more:

The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge to revoke the environmental permit issued to Covanta, who are building an incinerator at Rookery Pit, Stewartby near Bedford.

The judgment was handed down yesterday (19 November) following a full hearing at the Court of Appeal Royal Courts of Justice on 2 July earlier this year.

Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) filed the appeal after receiving donations from across the area to fight the building of the facility which will cost £450million.

Read the full article here.

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