York Residents Against Incineration

York Green Party ran a very popular ‘knock down the incinerator’ game on their stall at the Fulford Show on Monday August 30th. The Green Party have been very involved with the campaign against the Yorkshire incinerator, and have called on the Council to change its plans on many occasions (Apr 2007, Oct 2007, Jun […]

Decision delayed – again!

August 30th, 2010

The NYCC decision has now been put off at least until November. The report on the PFI bid isn’t expected to go in front of City of York Councillors until Novermber or December. Meanwhile the new government is asking for views on waste strategy, as they continue taking their enormous cutting scissors and red crayon […]

Another one to add to the long list of incinerators gorn wrong. Energos’s plant on the Isle of Wight is a gasifier burning municipal waste from the island. It was a complicated retrofit of a gasifier onto an existing waste recovery plant, according to the article in the Island Pulse. The facility was closed in […]

The BCB hazardous waste plant caught fire on Wednesday morning. This is the site at which BCB has wanted to build an incinerator since 2008, and were in the process of appealing against the refusal they received. We’ll probably hear no more of that. The fire was reported to have started at about 4am. Residents […]

Website relaunched

August 12th, 2010

Following the announcement of the long-expected incinerator for York and North Yorkshire, the YRAIN website has been relaunched on a (slightly) different domain – www.no-burner.org.uk. We will be restoring most of the content of the old site and uploading lots of the news that has happened in between.

An article in the Independent on Sunday this weekend suggests that  UK may have to import rubbish for incinerators. According to Friends of the Earth and the Environmental Services Association, the UK risks following Germany down the road of building incinerators that they then struggle to feed. As YRAIN has been warning from the very […]

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