Posted by: tagnotowasteplant | October 3, 2014

Anaerobic digester incident, ‘critical’ injury

It has been reported that a man was critically injured at a Chittering, Cambridgeshire, AD site.  The incident happened in August and emergency services, including the East Anglian Air Ambulance, were called after receiving reports of a gas explosion.

“We are all gutted by what has happened and we are praying that he pulls through.  …  Nobody here is exactly sure what happened and we do not believe that it was a gas explosion, but that’s what the initial callers to the emergency services said happened.  The injured engineer was working with two colleagues when something went wrong, a large tube came loose and hit him in the chest. It’s a terrible thing and our thoughts are with him.” said Stephen Ripley, a director at Pretoria Energy Company Ltd.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation is under way.

Pretoria Energy Ltd has been ordered to pay out more than £20,000 after being found guilty of polluting at least 2km of the River Cam with poisonous silage effluent from a large pile of maize.

The company recently secured planning permission to build another anaerobic digester plant around 500m from Mepal Outdoor Centre.

Cambridgeshire News Aug 2014

 

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  1. There have been reports of residents seeing a huge fire at Crouchland Biogas Plant in Plaistow. We are trying to find out exactly what happened. Again the lack of safe controls is astounding.

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