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Swansea, UK – Swansea Council faces a potential £1m (€1.2m) bill if planning permission is not granted for 5,000 tonnes of burnt tire waste to be disposed at Tata Steel, Port Talbot, reports This is South Wales.
The waste was created from a tire fire at Fforestfach in June 2011, and has been stored at a temporary landfill site at the plant.
A council report highlighting possible financial liabilities is reported as saying: "An application for planning permission for permanent disposal at this site has been made but, if not granted, the material will have to be excavated and sent for disposal at a suitable site if one can be identified."
Other contingent liabilities, said the report, included potential claims against the authority regarding infrastructure and retaining walls.
On the bright side, the council is challenging a large tranche of Value Added Tax payments with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, which could generate some £11m (€13m) for council coffers.
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