Close Hafod Tip

The recent fire at the Hafod landfill site between Johnstown and Ruabon caused a large plume of dense black smoke to spread across the local area. People were urged to close their windows and stay indoors - for good reason. The burning of plastics and other waste materials can create dioxins and furans, highly toxic chemicals that can get into the food chain and accumulate in larger mammals, including humans.

The landfill site at Hafod quarry was imposed on the community more than a decade ago by councils in Merseyside, who saw this as an easy way to dispose of their rubbish. Despite being refused planning permission initially by Wrexham Council, it was granted on appeal by the then environment minister Carwyn Jones.

We need an independent inquiry to find out how the fire started and assess the dangers caused by the landfill site.

We also need councils to take responsibility for their waste and stop taking the easy option of dumping it in Wales. 

We say close Hafod landfill site down and recycle or re-use your rubbish.

Please sign and share our petition.

 

 

Following the fire at Hafod landfill site, we call for the following:

- an independent inquiry to find out how the fire started and assess the dangers caused by the landfill site.

- for other councils to take responsibility for their waste and stop taking the easy option of dumping it in Wales. 

- close Hafod landfill site down 

 

Who's signing

Ian Williams
Nick Claffey
Kylie Jones
Catherine Evans
Simon Case
Cae Hawksmoor
darren Conway
Rachel Allen
Mark Borthwick
Gwenda Strong
Davies Annette
Paul Williams
Kieran Thomas
David Salisbury
Nikki Huxley
Keith Gregory
Jones Gwenfair
marc jones
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  • Ian Williams
    signed 2020-06-01 14:15:57 +0100
  • Nick Claffey
    signed 2020-06-01 14:15:30 +0100
  • Kylie Jones
    signed 2020-06-01 14:15:16 +0100
  • Catherine Evans
    signed 2020-06-01 14:15:01 +0100
    It’s disgusting we live in Penycae and can smell it
  • Simon Case
    signed 2020-06-01 14:13:38 +0100
  • Cae Hawksmoor
    signed 2020-06-01 13:56:29 +0100
  • darren Conway
    signed 2020-06-01 13:51:53 +0100
  • Rachel Allen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇪🇺🌱
    @MrsRAllen tweeted link to this page. 2020-06-01 13:23:09 +0100
  • Rachel Allen
    signed 2020-06-01 13:22:45 +0100
  • Mark Borthwick
    signed 2020-06-01 12:44:40 +0100
  • Gwenda Strong
    signed 2020-06-01 12:28:40 +0100
    We protested before, and when it first opened for months but no one listened. It went ahead because it was all about money, and the local people have suffered ever since. It is Liverpool’s waste not ours, so it needs to be closed now,
  • Davies Annette
    signed 2020-06-01 12:24:02 +0100
  • Paul Williams
    signed 2020-06-01 11:41:13 +0100
  • Kieran Thomas
    signed 2020-06-01 11:31:52 +0100
  • David Salisbury
    signed 2020-06-01 11:16:00 +0100
  • Nikki Huxley
    signed 2020-06-01 10:18:57 +0100
  • Keith Gregory
    signed 2020-06-01 10:06:40 +0100
  • Jones Gwenfair
    signed 2020-06-01 10:02:44 +0100
  • marc jones
    signed 2020-05-29 14:41:39 +0100
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