Writing to the Directors of P Waddington and Co Ltd, Imran has pressed for guarantees that the release of foul, offensive odours at the Leeds Road site will not be repeated.

Imran’s call for guarantees follows the accidental release of offensive odourous emissions into the atmosphere at the Waddingtons refinery which was reportedly caused by the failure of the refinery’s boilers and the delayed operation of the site’s divert valves.

The Waddington’s refinery processes animal by-products, including abattoir waste and fallen stock using heat treatment, and whilst the end products of tallow and bone meal are currently transported off-site, each stage of the process at the refinery has the potential to generate offensive odours.

Speaking on his call for guarantees from Waddingtons, Imran said:

“Whilst the release of gases at the Waddingtons site was not toxic, it was nevertheless deeply unpleasant, foul and even alarming for the residents that were exposed to it, and Waddington’s must now reassure the local community that measures have been put in place to ensure that this incident will not be repeated.”

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