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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  • Simone Kelly
    signed 2020-01-31 16:06:02 +0000
  • Barbara Stone
    signed 2020-01-31 14:12:43 +0000
    Absolutely disgusted that Kronospan can get away with the pollution. Independent air monitors are required NOW
  • Matilda Oliver
    signed 2020-01-31 12:08:16 +0000
    Matilda Oliver
  • Meryl Jones
    signed 2020-01-30 12:50:05 +0000
  • jenny ingham
    signed 2020-01-30 08:41:41 +0000
    jenny ingham
  • Phil Thompson
    signed 2020-01-29 18:44:06 +0000
  • Kim Hatton
    signed 2020-01-29 18:27:53 +0000
  • Caroline Lea
    signed 2020-01-29 18:21:33 +0000
  • Amanda Roberts
    signed 2020-01-29 16:18:49 +0000
  • Helen Pryce
    signed 2020-01-29 15:37:50 +0000
    We need this sorted out, as why should webreath polluted air
  • David Audsley
    signed 2020-01-29 15:23:07 +0000
    29/01/20 and still smell fire smoke in Lodgevale Park in Chirk. not happy
  • Meinir Huws
    signed 2020-01-29 15:17:55 +0000
  • Gwennan Hughes
    signed 2020-01-27 14:43:49 +0000
  • Marie Scott
    signed 2020-01-27 07:14:13 +0000
    I have 3 children and a mum with COPD we need cleaner air
  • Darren Kendrick
    signed 2020-01-26 16:37:21 +0000
    Let’s get this shit hole to clean its act up
  • Kerry Rowlands
    signed 2020-01-26 11:59:47 +0000
  • Fiona Futcher
    signed 2020-01-26 08:49:38 +0000
    Kronospan has increased in size over many years with additional chimneys. The level of pollution in Chirk needs to be monitored and checked in homes around the plant.

    It would be interesting to know if there is a higher level of respiratory disease in the local area compared to the average for north Wales.
  • Mark Needham
    signed 2020-01-25 23:15:45 +0000
  • Julie Davies
    signed 2020-01-25 19:03:45 +0000
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  • William Kelleher
    signed 2020-01-25 11:27:49 +0000
  • Cindy Hellyn-Jones
    signed 2020-01-25 09:41:13 +0000
  • Carole Cooper
    signed 2020-01-25 09:18:21 +0000
  • Tanya Cowley
    signed 2020-01-25 08:57:59 +0000
  • Lowri De gennaro
    signed 2020-01-24 21:45:44 +0000
  • Christine Meirion
    signed 2020-01-24 21:23:40 +0000
  • Glyn Weigh
    signed 2020-01-24 18:33:07 +0000
    Glyn Weigh
  • Emma Jones
    signed 2020-01-24 15:46:30 +0000
  • Lynne Brierley
    signed 2020-01-24 13:20:38 +0000
    I’m a ex chirker , it was bad enough when I lived there ,
  • Russell Jones
    signed 2020-01-24 10:49:55 +0000

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