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Recent Odour Emission – Valley Farm Road – Update

Update from East Suffolk Environmental Protection team with regards to the recent odour emission from the animal waste by product plant,  Clarkes of Melton.

In usual circumstances, odour emissions are controlled using an air scrubber which effectively ‘washes’ the dirty air prior to it being passed through a biobed where live bacteria breaks down the odorous gases.

During the recent intense heat, there was a failure on the scrubber which allowed the bacteria beds to dry out, hence the emissions were not being abated. The fault was rectified immediately with parts kept onsite but the bacteria in the biobeds had died and has just started to regrow.

You should start to notice an improvement in the odour in the next 24 hours or so, if you haven’t already.