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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  • Williams Mr Sm
    signed 2020-01-21 14:42:51 +0000
  • Margaret Haddock
    signed 2020-01-21 14:16:17 +0000
  • Mike williams
    signed 2020-01-21 13:12:07 +0000
    lived in chirk for over 20 yrs and my family still do, even though i live in trevor now , we regularly get dust fallout from the factory and during the fire it stank out the whole valley, god knows what is being breathed in and what damage has been done over the yrs
  • Helen Pemberton
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  • Sandra Jones
    signed 2020-01-21 11:48:35 +0000
    This has to stop
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  • Hollie Farnham
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    signed 2020-01-21 08:39:17 +0000
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    signed 2020-01-21 08:23:40 +0000
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    signed 2020-01-21 08:22:41 +0000
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    signed 2020-01-21 08:21:34 +0000
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    signed 2020-01-21 08:13:58 +0000
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  • matt burgess
    signed 2020-01-21 07:16:13 +0000
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  • Anthony Griffiths
    signed 2020-01-21 07:03:17 +0000
    They have gotten away with this again and again and again, enough is enough and the place needs pulling down! Surely the health of us in Chirk or surrounding areas comes before money?!
  • Susan Heyward
    signed 2020-01-21 04:02:19 +0000

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