Great Blakenham: Incinerator plant takes shape
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ON the day that an acrimonious public inquiry opened into Norfolk’s proposed waste incinerator at King’s Lynn, the first stage of a chimney was being installed at Suffolk’s plant.
The energy-from-waste plant is being built at Great Blakenham by waste management company SITA, which is Suffolk County Council’s partner in the project.
The 81-metre chimney will be a landmark for some distance. It will be two-thirds the height of the former Blue Circle cement chimney.
The chimney is going up in six sections. The first four were put up on Tuesday and the last two should be up by the end of the week.
If the weather is fine, they could be up as early as today.
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The plant will burn non-recycleable items to generate electricity and is also expected to provide heat for a huge greenhouse that may be built nearby to grow tomatoes. The first test waste is due to be burned in summer next year – and the plant is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2014.
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