Syrian chemicals taken to Ellesmere Port

Around 150 tonnes of chemicals from Syria will be destroyed at a processing plant in Ellesmere Port

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Council statement on Syrian chemicals at Ellesmere Port

Cheshire West and Chester Council has released a statement following the announcement that Syrian chemicals will be destroyed at a plant in Ellesmere Port.

The council says the chemicals are not weapons, and contain no explosives.

Councillor Lynn Riley said:

“We have asked Veolia whether we can have a list of such chemicals for disposal so that we can independently have those reviewed by Health Protection England to satisfy ourselves that the materials will provide no increased risk to the public.

“I understand that any treatment of such chemicals will not take place until the end of February which will provide us sufficient time, once aware of the materials themselves, to seek the expert observations of independent Health Protection Specialists.”

– Councillor Lynn Riley

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