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Worker seriously injured in fall at incinerator site

The accident happened at the site of a new waste incinerator in St Dennis Credit: ITV News West Country

A worker has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after an accident at the building site of a new waste incinerator in mid-Cornwall.

Work was halted at the site in St Dennis after the man fell about 30 feet. He was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth by air ambulance.

The developers behind the £140 million project say an investigation is underway.


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Residents near incinerator site say they're 'trapped'

Residents living on a Plymouth estate say they're trapped in homes nobody wants, next to the controversial incinerator site at Devonport. The waste to energy plant is already taking shape and is due to open at the end of next year.

As our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson reports, MVV - the firm behind the project - is also preparing for more opposition at a public inquiry in Buckfastleigh, over it's appeal to recycle ash at a nearby quarry.

Victory for people power over incinerator plans

There were huge protests at plans for an incinerator near Ivybridge Credit: ITV Westcountry

Plans for a waste energy incinerator near Ivybridge have been turned down. The application by waste company Viridor was opposed by many local people.

Devon County Councillors found the building and the roads needed to transport thousands of tonnes of waste to the site, would be too intrusive in a rural area.

Plans for new incinerator near Ivybridge go on display

The country produces thousands of tonnes of waste each year Credit: ITV Westcountry

Plans for a waste incinerator on the outskirts of Ivybridge will go on show later. The draft plans will be on display at a public consultation hosted by the Environment Agency.

Residents are being encouraged to put forward their thoughts on the waste management company Viridor's plans to generate energy from waste.


Work begins on multi-million pound incinerator in St Dennis

The multi-million pound incinerator in St Dennis Credit: ITV West Country

Work will resume today on the building of a multi-million pound incinerator in St Dennis. It comes after a legal campaign by local residents to halt its construction was thrown out by the Supreme Court last month.

Cornwall Council says a waste-burning incinerator is needed to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill.

Setback for campaigners fighting Devonport incinerator

Campaigners fighting plans to build an incinerator at Devonport have received a setback with their legal challenge. 'PlymWIN's' case against the development has been refused a judicial review by the Court of Appeal.

Planning permission for the plant was granted last year and building work is due to start soon. The incinerator will burn 250,000 tonnes of waste a year - some residents are worried about health risks. Campaigners plan to continue their battle.

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