Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

Great Blakenham update: Dramatic image shows huge plumes of steam outside incinerator complex...but public told not to worry, as it was due to steam cleaning at the site

PUBLISHED: 10:34 05 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:56 05 July 2014

Smoke seen outside an incinerator at Great Blakeham. Photo: Gavin Hodge

Smoke seen outside an incinerator at Great Blakeham. Photo: Gavin Hodge

Gavin Hodge

Huge plumes of steam seen coming from the incinerator complex at Great Blakenham, which sparked pollution fears, was caused by a chimney being steam cleaned, it has emerged.

Dramatic images were sent from the scene early on Saturday morning but the county council has stressed that the steam would not have caused any danger to public health.

A spokeswoman said the cleaning was taking place to get rid of rust inside a chimney and that if it is done in future, people will be told.

She added: “It is absolutely harmless.

“It is a normal process that won’t be done very regularly. It was just the first time that they have done it but in the future, people will be made aware.”

One fire crew was sent to the scene at about 9.30am following reports that what initially appeared to be smoke was seen in the area.

Gavin Hodge, of Somersham, who took this picture of the scene, said: “There were huge volumes of pink smoke blowing up in front of the complex.”

The steam quickly dissipated and it was deemed there was no incident for the fire service to deal with.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

A team of specialists are currently in Felixstowe to remove a dead whale which washed up on the beach over the weekend.

A man has been arrested by counter-terror police at Stansted Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.

The countdown to the 10th annual Suffolk Dog Day begins today with the launch of an online poll to find the county’s favourite canine breeds.

Armed police will patrol key sites in Suffolk and Essex after the Government last night raised the terrorism threat level to “critical” – the highest possible rating – amid fears another attack is imminent following the Manchester terror attack.

As the big day approaches, we’ve put together a list of must-do activities and attractions at this year’s Suffolk Show, being held on May 31 and June 1 at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The annual two-day extravaganza will showcase the best of Suffolk’s food, countryside and agricultural heritage, while providing a great half-term day out for families.

A trustee of Essex Dementia Care hopes to spread awareness about the disease after rescuing an unconscious woman, thought to have the illness, from drowning at sea.

Essex Police have made two arrests after a teenager was stabbed in Chelmsford last weekend.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24