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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Connor Edwards
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Clive Vernall
Harriet Vine-Groombridge
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Christine Felton
Dave Owen
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Judith Bartley
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Janice Davenport
Mark pearce
Steve Davies
Dawn Williams
Anne Morris
Tracy Meynell-smith
Margaret Barnes
Susan Williams
Catrin Morris
Dylan Morris
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Lorraine Hughes
Richard Jermy
Tina Bache
Anita Rogerson
Chris Northall
Martin Jones
Margaret Rowlands
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  • Connor Edwards
    signed 2020-01-20 18:26:19 +0000
  • Richard Royle
    signed 2020-01-20 18:25:53 +0000
  • Alun Roberts
    signed 2020-01-20 18:23:42 +0000
    The place is an environmental disaster yet the council advised me that Kronospan monitor emissions themselves!! Of course they are going to say it’s safe. Keep up the great work
  • Clive Vernall
    signed via 2020-01-20 18:23:26 +0000
  • Harriet Vine-Groombridge
    signed 2020-01-20 18:21:38 +0000
  • Amelia Gomes
    signed 2020-01-20 18:20:17 +0000
    Even though I don’t live I Chirk the wind blows towards us and the smell is easily felt in here, which means that it’s toxicity does affect other villages around Chirk as well.
  • Christine Felton
    signed 2020-01-20 18:18:09 +0000
  • Dave Owen
    signed 2020-01-20 18:17:15 +0000
  • Karen Davenport
    signed 2020-01-20 18:16:34 +0000
  • Judith Bartley
    signed 2020-01-20 18:13:00 +0000
  • Paul McCoy
    signed 2020-01-20 18:11:45 +0000
  • Janice Davenport
    signed 2020-01-20 18:09:51 +0000
  • Mark pearce
    signed 2020-01-20 18:02:06 +0000
    Mark pearce
  • Steve Davies
    signed 2020-01-20 18:00:20 +0000
  • Dawn Williams
    signed 2020-01-20 17:59:30 +0000
  • Anne Morris
    signed 2020-01-20 17:59:12 +0000
  • Tracy Meynell-smith
    signed 2020-01-20 17:58:34 +0000
  • Margaret Barnes
    signed 2020-01-20 17:57:20 +0000
    Constant dust from site and pollution in air
  • Susan Williams
    signed 2020-01-20 17:55:15 +0000
  • Catrin Morris
    signed 2020-01-20 17:54:26 +0000
  • Dylan Morris
    signed 2020-01-20 17:54:20 +0000
  • Angela Williams
    signed 2020-01-20 17:52:22 +0000
  • Lorraine Hughes
    signed via 2020-01-20 17:51:14 +0000
  • Richard Jermy
    signed 2020-01-20 17:51:10 +0000
    This must be independent and we must have permanent independent monitoring of the emmisions
  • Tina Bache
    signed 2020-01-20 17:50:25 +0000
  • Anita Rogerson
    signed via 2020-01-20 17:45:41 +0000
  • Chris Northall
    signed 2020-01-20 17:44:07 +0000
    Fed up with the smell the dust and breathing it all in
  • Martin Jones
    signed 2020-01-20 17:43:35 +0000
    Martin Jones
  • Margaret Rowlands
    signed 2020-01-20 17:41:34 +0000
    Margaret Rowlands
  • peter parry
    signed 2020-01-20 17:39:26 +0000
    Continuous pollution coming out of the factory ( dust, noise, odour and smoke )

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