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Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 55200, tabled on 28 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste recycling sites have had major fires in 2016.

Answered on

5 December 2016

The Environment Agency has a categorisation system for waste fires based on their impact.

So far in 2016 the Environment Agency have recorded 7 fires on permitted waste facilities that it would categorise as ‘major’.