UK firefighters battle large blaze at plastics recycler

PLASTICS & RUBBER WEEKLY

Published: July 1, 2013 11:25 am ET
Updated: July 1, 2013 11:27 am ET

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Emergency services workers near Birmingham, England, describe a massive fire at one of the United Kingdom's largest plastics recycling companies as "the West Midlands' largest fire."

The J&A Young (Leicester) Ltd. depot, near Birmingham International Airport, is centered on 50,000 metric tons of plastic recyclate. The recycling company does business as Jayplas.

More than 200 firefighters were involved in extinguishing and dampening down the fire at the recycling plant.

West Midlands Ambulance Service treated nine patients at the scene — three were then transferred to hospital as a precaution.

Jayplas has not commented on the incident, and no cause has been officially identified.


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