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4. Please provide your comments on the environmental permit application received from Silverwoods Waste Management Ltd

Please provide your comments on the environmental permit application received from Silverwoods Waste Management Ltd (Required)
The technical detail seems to be missing, there is a summary but no detail. For a hazardous waste treatment facility the lack of detail is a concern. What are the pre-acceptance and acceptance procedures? what is the fate of the dust laden air displaced from the (sealed?) mixer(s) when material is added? How the is the hot material which results from the conditioning of the CKD (with varying proportion of calcium oxide) to be stored safely? The vagueness over the tonnage inputs suggests that the operator has not understood the planning requirements. For a 30,000 T/yr or greater hazardous waste treatment facility this a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (Planning Act 2008) requiring a Development Consent Order which takes about two years and requires a detailed public consultation and a public enquiry all told costing c £0.5 m for a non contentious application. While it is possible that this is being applied for in parallel to this application the paucity of information makes this doubtful.