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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Mel McCoy
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  • Mel McCoy
    signed 2020-01-20 17:05:52 +0000
    I would like to know that myself and my family are able to live cleanly and safely in this beautiful community without worry of increased risk from health issues brought about by inadequate monitoring, lack of controls on emissions and seeming disregard for the well-being of the community around this place of business. Please strive to make our community safe.
  • Anne Bayley
    signed 2020-01-20 17:04:34 +0000
  • Barbara Collins
    signed 2020-01-20 17:01:38 +0000
  • Lisa Jones
    signed 2020-01-20 17:01:16 +0000
    Independent monitoring is definately needed

    Whilst monitoring occurred last week kronospan shut down production. In the 17 years I have lived in Chirk this has never occurred

    Last week our home was engulfed in smoke from minday lunch time til thursday morning when the monitoring occured.

    When ringing or emailing WCBC we were told replies would be within 3 to r days.

    Some complaints did not get a reference number do presumably not logged

    We have lived with first noise smoke and fires ling enough without any independent monitoring.
  • Keith Gregory
    signed 2020-01-20 16:59:36 +0000
  • Sarah Brown
    signed 2020-01-20 16:56:37 +0000
  • Carla White
    signed 2020-01-20 16:54:53 +0000
  • Louise Parkinson
    signed 2020-01-20 16:54:16 +0000
  • Susan and Phillip Baldwin
    signed 2020-01-20 16:53:54 +0000
  • Amy Valentine
    signed 2020-01-20 16:53:46 +0000
  • Dawn Turner
    signed 2020-01-20 16:53:22 +0000
    I work in Chirk and I’m asthmatic , over the last few years I’ve been affected by the dust etc from the wood
  • Robert Jones
    signed 2020-01-20 16:51:20 +0000
  • Paul Parry
    signed 2020-01-20 16:50:18 +0000
  • Jane Goodwin
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  • James Redmore
    signed via 2020-01-20 16:47:30 +0000
  • Andy Collins
    signed 2020-01-20 16:43:05 +0000
  • Tracey Jones
    signed 2020-01-20 16:42:08 +0000
  • Cerys
    signed 2020-01-20 16:41:27 +0000
  • Dawn Jones
    signed 2020-01-20 16:40:35 +0000
  • Thomas Morgan
    signed via 2020-01-20 16:40:09 +0000
  • Elizabeth Thompson
    signed via 2020-01-20 16:38:34 +0000
  • Julie Lockley
    signed 2020-01-20 16:37:04 +0000
    Need to know what toxins I have been exposed to. Over the 40 years I have lived in chirk and surrounding area
  • Matt Evs
    signed 2020-01-20 16:36:52 +0000
  • Graham Wiblin
    signed 2020-01-20 16:31:57 +0000
  • Sarah Roberts
    signed 2020-01-20 16:30:49 +0000
  • Caryl Blackamore
    signed 2020-01-20 16:30:40 +0000
    It’s about time something was done
  • Owain Brown
    signed 2020-01-20 16:29:38 +0000
  • Gordon Edwards
    signed 2020-01-20 16:29:02 +0000
  • Alex Knopp
    signed 2020-01-20 16:28:46 +0000
  • Nicola Brooks
    signed via 2020-01-20 16:27:04 +0000

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