Waste Incinerator Given Go Ahead

A waste incinerator that will produce enough power for almost 40,000 homes has been given the go-ahead in East Lothian.

The £177 million plant is to be constructed near Dunbar and will burn more than 300,000 tonnes of waste per year.

Planning consent for the project has been in place since 2010 and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency gave its approval in 2011.

The company behind the incinerator, Viridor, said it expect sthe plant to be operational by the end of 2017.

Around 350 jobs will be created during construction of the plant, with 55 permanent jobs to be created at the facility itself.


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