kronospan safety

The fire at Kronospan in Chirk is the most serious in a series of recent incidents at the plant. Despite numerous fires and the concerns of local residents, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) only brought in mobile air quality monitoring equipment on January 15th.


The health and safety of local residents and workers at the plant is paramount. Providing real reassurance for the community would also be the best way to safeguard the hundreds of jobs at the plant and the impact the plant has on the local economy.

NRW is responsible for monitoring the plant and they, along with other agencies, confirmed on Wednesday that 1,000 tonnes of wood was still alight. This is causing air pollution in the surrounding areas and rightly a cause of great concern for the health of vulnerable people, including children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems.

Kronospan has committed to an inquiry into this serious incident. We need an independent inquiry with community representation so that we can move forward.

We call for an independent inquiry with community representation into recent fires at Kronospan in Chirk. We want to safeguard the community's health and safety as well as that of the workers at the plant. The best way to safeguard the plant's future is to improve the safety there. 

Galwn am ymchwiliad annibynol gyda cynrychiolwyr o'r gymuned i'r tannau diweddar yn Kronospan y Waun. Rydan ni am weld iechyd y gymuned yn cael ei ddiogelu yn ogystal a gweithwyr y ffatri. Y ffordd orau i ddiogelu dyfodol y gwaith ydi gwella diogelwch yno.

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  • janet mitchell
    signed 2021-01-06 10:57:03 +0000
  • Lewys Jones
    signed 2021-01-02 01:57:35 +0000
  • Kerry Hossain
    signed 2020-06-11 13:03:21 +0100
  • Ingrid Davies
    signed 2020-05-09 15:04:54 +0100
  • Valerie Powell
    signed 2020-02-24 21:09:21 +0000
  • Sally Gaskin
    signed 2020-02-19 19:59:53 +0000
    Improve the safety & stop Kronospan poisoning our air & polluting the atmosphere.
  • Jan mapp
    signed 2020-02-19 12:40:42 +0000
    Something needs to be done asap the last fire was huge and the toxins that were released into the air caused alot of problems to home the animals of residents in lodgsvale and the daughter lives in lodgevale and had a chest infection caused by the smoke from the fire at kronospan its only a matter of time before someone is badly injured or killed at the site
  • Andrea Gardner
    signed 2020-02-19 11:33:30 +0000
  • Ross Litchfield-Briscoe
    signed 2020-02-17 00:56:49 +0000
  • Brian Hickman
    signed 2020-02-11 11:42:22 +0000
    Monitors and clean air for Chirk
  • Susan Rowley
    signed 2020-02-08 19:16:21 +0000
  • Brian Hickman
    @Oscar28Brian tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-08 17:15:40 +0000
  • Allan Graham
    signed 2020-02-08 14:15:51 +0000
  • Hayley Brown
    signed 2020-02-08 00:08:29 +0000
  • Bridget harris
    signed 2020-02-07 21:23:59 +0000
  • Vicky Mee
    signed 2020-02-07 07:23:54 +0000
  • David Rogers
    signed 2020-02-07 02:03:30 +0000
  • Matt Sykes
    signed 2020-02-06 20:48:36 +0000
  • Sylvia Davenport
    signed 2020-02-06 17:23:42 +0000
  • Brian Williams
    signed 2020-02-06 16:26:14 +0000
    The place needs to greatly improve they have done what they wanted too for 40 yrs the time has come to fight back and stop them polluting our Wales it’s God’’s Country after all!
  • Jonathan Davies
    signed 2020-02-06 16:18:54 +0000
  • Mark Stokes
    signed 2020-02-06 15:52:01 +0000
  • Shirzad Kassam
    signed 2020-02-06 15:22:54 +0000
  • Sam Heyward
    signed 2020-02-06 15:16:16 +0000
  • Corina Mosneanu
    signed via 2020-02-01 22:57:39 +0000
  • Nicholas Fraipont
    signed 2020-02-01 18:41:40 +0000
    The fumes and dust from Kronospan are a big consern to be me.
  • Jackie Dexter
    signed 2020-02-01 16:56:40 +0000
  • Florin Mosneanu
    signed 2020-01-31 23:42:22 +0000
  • Nigel Evans
    signed 2020-01-31 22:11:49 +0000
  • Paul Thomas
    signed via 2020-01-31 22:06:16 +0000

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