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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  • Llewelyn Edwards
    signed 2020-01-21 02:42:20 +0000
    Lived in chirk for 3 years and had to have Dyson air purifier and plants to take stuff out the air. Currently traveling but I’ll be back living in chirk.
  • Rachel Heyward
    signed 2020-01-20 23:47:41 +0000
    Something needs to be done quick…. it’s getting bigger and bigger and noisier and noisier and smells!
  • Ian Crockett
    signed 2020-01-20 23:11:10 +0000
  • john wilson
    signed 2020-01-20 23:06:44 +0000
  • Zack Carter
    signed 2020-01-20 23:03:37 +0000
    Spot checks are required
  • Eleri Thomas
    signed 2020-01-20 22:59:57 +0000
  • Robert Jones
    signed 2020-01-20 22:51:48 +0000
    There is a constant smell of chemicals in the air on a daily basis!! Kronospan needs to be investigated the air quality is a constant worry. The recent fire has caused a great deal of concern as a statement from Kronospan stated the source of fuel was raw sawdust, I understand it was in fact recycled wood with paints, varnishes and other chemicals used to treat various wood products and the smoke I believe was highly toxic as a result.

    Please take this matter seriously because apologise are no longer acceptable! Cancer causing chemicals don’t accept apologies

    Please take this matter seriously every single person in the community and surrounding areas have a right to clean fresh air! Not the chemical and sawdust filled air that Kronospan are likely sharing!
  • Richard Poynton
    signed 2020-01-20 22:46:06 +0000
    We need random spot checks, not pre planned ones that Kronospan OBVIOUSLY know about in advance (they reduce their emissions till the testing is over, then its back to business as usual)
  • Mark Poynton
    signed 2020-01-20 22:32:34 +0000
  • Catherine Johnson
    signed 2020-01-20 22:29:57 +0000
  • Greg Ogden
    signed 2020-01-20 22:10:26 +0000
  • Tamara Goode
    signed 2020-01-20 21:56:18 +0000
  • Colette Urmston
    signed 2020-01-20 21:55:09 +0000
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    signed 2020-01-20 21:54:46 +0000
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    signed via 2020-01-20 21:51:28 +0000
  • Jess Roberts
    signed 2020-01-20 21:48:06 +0000
  • Nick Williams
    signed 2020-01-20 21:36:33 +0000
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    signed via 2020-01-20 21:33:29 +0000
  • Ethan Owens
    signed 2020-01-20 21:22:51 +0000
  • Lyndsay Cross
    signed 2020-01-20 21:17:28 +0000
  • Naomi Warburton
    signed 2020-01-20 21:15:27 +0000
  • Karen Fletcher
    signed 2020-01-20 21:08:32 +0000
  • Joanne Griffiths
    signed 2020-01-20 21:06:33 +0000
  • Luke Northall
    signed 2020-01-20 21:01:29 +0000
  • Sarah Conde
    signed 2020-01-20 20:58:45 +0000
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    signed 2020-01-20 20:58:02 +0000
    Michael Manford
  • Donna Owens
    signed 2020-01-20 20:56:35 +0000
  • Simon Pearce
    signed 2020-01-20 20:56:16 +0000
  • Steven Williams
    signed 2020-01-20 20:55:40 +0000
  • Jessica Griffiths
    signed 2020-01-20 20:53:36 +0000
    The health of people needs to be taken much more seriously, peoples lives are much more important than kronospans profit

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