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There is a fierce debate over the proposal to build an incinerator in Deeside. Cllr Bernie Attridge, deputy leader of Flintshire County Council, says thousands of people have signed a petition, angry at the choice of location.
Colin Everett, Chief Executive Flintshire County Council, acknowledges that plans for an incinerator, burning non-recyclable waste, on Deeside are - and will remain - controversial. He says that they will be closely scrutinised, and emissions will be monitored to make sure there's no risk to people.
Deeside Industrial Estate has been chosen as the site for a new facility to divert only non-recyclable (residual) waste from landfill. The project will be operational from 2017 and expects to process 150,000 tonnes of waste a year - costing £800m over 25 years.