The long-awaited control panel for the Solid Waste Incinerator plant at Pockwood Pond has been installed and is now in its final stages of electrical wiring.
Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Carvin Malone made that announcement in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, December 17.
He said: “You may recall that in October of this year I stated in this Honourable House that works related to the incinerator repairs had commenced with electrical installations that would be required to energize the equipment. I am now very pleased to say that a new control panel has been manufactured by Consutech Systems LLC, shipped and transported to the site, and installed.”
“The final electrical connections are now in progress by Skelton Electrics Limited, despite the very sad and untimely demise of the company’s previous owner, Mr Oliver Skelton,” Malon added.
Minister Malone also expressed gratitude towards both the workers associated with the dumpsite and the residents from the nearby community, for tolerating the after-effects that resulted from the absence of a working incinerator at the plant since November 2018.
“We are also grateful to the residents of Pockwood Pond and surrounding communities for their forbearance in the face of the discomfort associated with spontaneous dumpsite flare-ups in recent months, despite our best endeavours to prevent them and to relieve the effects of smoke,” Malone added.
While it is believed that the electrical works will be completed ‘in the near future’, Minister Malone did not specify a date to when the incinerator will be back up and fully functioning.
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