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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  • maria edwards
    signed 2020-01-22 17:54:58 +0000
  • ivor roberts
    signed 2020-01-22 17:47:48 +0000
  • Mark Jones
    signed 2020-01-22 17:41:06 +0000
  • Tracey Nash
    signed 2020-01-22 17:17:40 +0000
  • Denise Rodway
    signed 2020-01-22 17:06:10 +0000
    This has been going on for over thirty years. Saw dust dust smell smoke. Blue haze
  • victoria carter
    signed 2020-01-22 15:28:59 +0000
  • Nathalie Gibbens
    signed 2020-01-22 15:09:54 +0000
  • Gary Clarke
    signed 2020-01-22 15:05:54 +0000
  • Graham Plant
    signed 2020-01-22 15:01:20 +0000
    The place is shocking. Needs closing down.
  • sharon williams
    signed via 2020-01-22 13:51:42 +0000
    sharon williams
  • Alison Evans
    signed 2020-01-22 13:50:00 +0000
  • Kristine Roberts
    signed 2020-01-22 13:48:15 +0000
  • Alison Layland
    signed 2020-01-22 12:44:08 +0000
  • Danny Edwards
    signed 2020-01-22 10:23:28 +0000
    A full environmental impact study needs to be conducted
  • Sian Earl-Jones
    signed 2020-01-21 23:49:19 +0000
  • Sarah Pierce
    signed 2020-01-21 23:12:10 +0000
  • Rodney Jones
    signed via 2020-01-21 23:09:58 +0000
  • julian cheetham
    signed 2020-01-21 20:44:51 +0000
    had a really bad chest from all the smoke ,even with all doors and windows closed ,the smell was so strong,I use inhalers and my wife does ,we both were coughing alot ,and our clothes stank of smoke ,just by walking out to car
  • Mark Rodway
    signed 2020-01-21 19:48:59 +0000
  • sharon hurdsman
    signed 2020-01-21 18:35:51 +0000
  • Vicky Davies
    signed 2020-01-21 18:16:04 +0000
  • Joe Clifford
    signed 2020-01-21 18:00:41 +0000
  • Craig Allum
    signed 2020-01-21 17:38:16 +0000
  • Verity Maybury
    signed 2020-01-21 17:23:36 +0000
  • Stephen Hayward
    signed 2020-01-21 17:22:47 +0000
  • Jayne Williams
    signed 2020-01-21 16:43:07 +0000
  • Jason Jervis
    signed 2020-01-21 16:37:59 +0000
    Jason Jervis
  • Susan Randles
    signed 2020-01-21 16:04:35 +0000
  • John Platt
    signed 2020-01-21 15:36:52 +0000
  • Brian Sadler
    signed 2020-01-21 14:58:22 +0000

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