MP demands urgent answers and assurances in Chirk pollution incident

Susan Elan Jones MP demands urgent answers and assurances in Chirk pollution incident

Susan Elan Jones MP, who earlier today (14th September) contacted the Kronospan plant directly for an explanation, will be making immediate representations to Wrexham Council and Natural Resources Wales after large areas of the town became covered in debris due to an accidental discharge from the site.

Following large numbers of contacts from concerned residents in Chirk, who likened the falling material to a snowfall, the Clwyd South MP said: “Following last night’s incident, my constituents deserve a proper explanation in relation to what has occurred. As with previous cases, I have made immediate representations to Wrexham Council and to Natural Resources Wales.

“I do of course recognise that Kronospan is a very important local employer. I appreciate the importance of the industry. However, this situation is completely unacceptable and untenable for my constituents. Clearly urgent answers are needed along with assurances that this will never happen again”.

Chirk North Councillor, Frank Hemmings said: “A meeting with the Environment Liaison Group, the Town Council and Kronospan will take place on Monday. Kronospan will be expected to provide Natural Resources Wales and Wrexham Council with explanations regarding this worrying incident”.