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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  • Kay Hughes-Lloyd
    signed 2020-01-24 10:16:00 +0000
  • Barbara Ward
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  • Zoejade Gardner
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  • Mark Hill
    signed 2020-01-24 08:48:35 +0000
    Mark Hill, I grew up and lived in Chirk, and moved away in 2016, I know the damage that kronospan is doing to the community and surrounding area by failing to improve it’s obligations to the health and safety in it emissions of dust and chemicals in to the air, these need to be enforced by law if they don’t voluntarily comply with current legislation, and not just pay lip service to it by only doing the bare minimum of required action, but making sure that all possibility of air pollution is reduced to the lowest of levels if not prevented entirely.
  • Sarah Jones
    signed 2020-01-23 23:48:43 +0000
    The kids and community need clean air!
  • Emma Jones
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    Chirk resident for 15 years
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  • Sharon Thomas
    signed 2020-01-22 23:44:42 +0000
    I live opposite Kronaspan and found last weeks fire agreat concern and worry for my family health, I have a grandson that attends ysgol y waun school on chapel lane and my parents that live on coronation drive both with health problems.
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