Belfast Telegraph

Randox feathers fly over plans for £100m Rose Energy chicken incinerator

A company which has obtained planning permission to build a £100m chicken incinerator in Co Antrim has dismissed concerns from a nearby medical equipment maker about the effect of its operations on manufacturing processes.

Randox Laboratories, which employs 780 people at its medical diagnostics plant in Crumlin, has said it may partially relocate due to its concerns about potential emissions from the Rose Energy plant in Glenavy if building goes ahead.

Managing director Dr Peter Fitzgerald said: "We are very concerned. If it goes ahead, we may find it very difficult to maintain and expand manufacturing here."

But Rose Energy dismissed Randox's concerns and said the incinerator should not be a factor in its decision-making. "The technology proposed is tried and tested."