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Chewing Grass

So called Recycling Centre Fires

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Has your local recycling company had a big warehouse fire, looks like the easiest and most profitable way do get rid of recycled material is to burn it.

Today Blackburn, Swinton

https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2280420/huge-blaze-at-recycling-unit/

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2017-05-07/fire-crews-battle-swinton-recycling-plant-blaze/

Last week, Bury,

http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/15264149.Buildings_affected_by_fire_in_Bury_uninsured/?ref=rss

April, Cardiff, Maryport, Wells, London (3), Teeside, Manchester

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-39695227

http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/04/26/60-firefighters-tackled-extremely-challenging-maryport-fire/

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/arson-suspected-after-fire-near-wells-recycling-centre/story-30285002-detail/story.html

http://resource.co/article/firefighters-stretched-three-waste-fires-11808

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/fire-crews-tackle-large-blaze-12866312

March, Exeter, Llandow, Liverpool

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/exeter-fire-at-marsh-barton-huge-operation-to-fight-blaze-at-devon-contract-waste-recycling-centre/story-30174149-detail/story.html

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/scene-near-recycling-site-2000-12708143

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/bootle-residents-vent-fury-after-12739619

February, Stoke-on-Trent, Wiltshire

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-38873049

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/15101360.Smouldering_fire_finally_put_out_at_Westbury_recycling_centre/

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

My powers of observation and connecting logic are high, its almost a curse of my occupation.

you just have more enthusiasm for collecting the stories.

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2 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

you just have more enthusiasm for collecting the stories.

Its like sleuthing, I feel like Hercule Poirot, picking up things our useless investigative journalists are failing to do.

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this could be a great investigative story for the national media that exposed a nexus of corruption, greed, and anti-environmental actions.

 

But instead they will just write how the nazi Le Pen was defeated.

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Hypothetically of course what might be a possible benefit of these fires?

Is it that they receive payment upon accepting the stuff and then the most efficient way of disposing of it makes the most profit?

I had assumed that they had to earn their corn from selling processed product to glassmakers, steelmakers etc.

Keeping it hypothetical of course.

 

There are other possible reasons, there's no need for them all to have the same cause.  They'd be an absolute magnet for arsonists, also any big pile of scrap material is likely to contain things that can spontaneously combust such as oily rags.

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I was talking to a friend of mine who works in construction a while back about a number of suspicious fires in Cardiff. Places on City Road seems to go up in a way that is suspiciously beneficial to new developments.

He said it's common in the industry for people to get round planning restraints on listed features by just having "accidental" fires, or an apprentice reverse some heavy machinery into a wall. Nothing's done because the authorities don't care.

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10 hours ago, wherebee said:

this could be a great investigative story for the national media that exposed a nexus of corruption, greed, and anti-environmental actions.

 

But instead they will just write how the nazi Le Pen was defeated.

If the theory originates on Dosbods then we must patent the theory. I'm sure it can be done.

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29 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

I think you're onto something Chewing Grass. Well done! But what is your job? If you say "investigating mystery pub fires" then that knocks you down a peg or two.

As an engineer I have to understand how everything works, which is a bit of a curse as it makes life complicated.

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2 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

As an engineer I have to understand how everything works, which is a bit of a curse as it makes life complicated.

If you're a bloke: don't try to work out how women work.

If you're a burd: don't try to work out how men work.

Just.

Don't.

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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/fridge-mountain-hit-by-second-fire-1097985

 

Fridge mountain hit by second fire

SEVENTY-five firefighters fought a huge blaze at a fridge mountain in Manchester overnight. The fire broke out at 2am and ripped through a pile of hundreds of abandoned fridges stacked three metres high.

 The first blaze broke out at 9pm on Christmas Day and lasted three hours. 

In July, more than 20 firefighters were sent to a depot in Dye House Lane, Rochdale, to tackle a fridge mountain blaze. And in October, 3,000 abandoned fridges were destroyed in a fire at Trafford Park

 

Edited by sarahbell

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6 minutes ago, One percent said:

I think this crosses with the fly tipping thread. Same root cause afaict 

These fires are usually bales of paper and plastic and go up big style, huge plumes of acrid black smoke and can burn for days.

There was an unusual one in manchester a few days back and that was a computer recycling place, that would have been loads of plastic as well but the recovery of gold may have been going on in which case there may have been chemicals involved as well, but that would have been hushed up.

My council lets us have as many recycling bins as we like, we have two big blue wheelie bins and we fill them every fortnight. Mostly paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and metal cans. There is money and recycling statistics in this stuff so the council loves it.

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On 5/7/2017 at 23:01, Chewing Grass said:

Has your local recycling company had a big warehouse fire, looks like the easiest and most profitable way do get rid of recycled material is to burn it.

Today Blackburn, Swinton

https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2280420/huge-blaze-at-recycling-unit/

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2017-05-07/fire-crews-battle-swinton-recycling-plant-blaze/

Last week, Bury,

http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/15264149.Buildings_affected_by_fire_in_Bury_uninsured/?ref=rss

April, Cardiff, Maryport, Wells, London (3), Teeside, Manchester

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-39695227

http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/04/26/60-firefighters-tackled-extremely-challenging-maryport-fire/

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/arson-suspected-after-fire-near-wells-recycling-centre/story-30285002-detail/story.html

http://resource.co/article/firefighters-stretched-three-waste-fires-11808

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/fire-crews-tackle-large-blaze-12866312

March, Exeter, Llandow, Liverpool

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/exeter-fire-at-marsh-barton-huge-operation-to-fight-blaze-at-devon-contract-waste-recycling-centre/story-30174149-detail/story.html

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/scene-near-recycling-site-2000-12708143

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/bootle-residents-vent-fury-after-12739619

February, Stoke-on-Trent, Wiltshire

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-38873049

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/15101360.Smouldering_fire_finally_put_out_at_Westbury_recycling_centre/

 

 

Google Landow  recycling center fire to see a serial offender 

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