The law of unintended consequences! A pile of wood chips will self-ignite if it is over a critical size. Replacing coal fired industry with wood fired seems like a bad idea.
The UK is replacing coal fired generation of electricity with wood fired generation. Much of the wood will be imported the USA! Sounds hare brained to me.
By Paul Homewood
The BBC report:
Firefighters are spending a third day tackling a major blaze at a wood recycling plant in South Yorkshire.
Four crews have been at the R Plevin and Sons’ site in Crow Edge, near Penistone, since the wood chippings fire was discovered at about 08:10 BST on Monday.
Smoke can seen seen six miles (9.7km) away in Barnsley and smelled from Sheffield, 17 miles (27km) away.
People living near the fire have been asked to keep windows and doors closed.
The blaze could take another two days to put out, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.
Station Manager Andy Hoyland said a water pump from a neighbouring brigade was being used to carry water from a nearby reservoir, to help extinguish the fire.
The blaze was “a big job”, said Mr Hoyland.
The blaze, which can be seen and smelled from miles away…
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