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




  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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