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How many incineration plants operate in Poland, and how many in Europe?

Currently, one municipal waste incineration plant operates in Poland, built on the basis of the moving grate technology. It is the Municipal Solid Waste treatment Plant (ZUSOK) in Warsaw. In connection with the adaptation of waste management to the requirements of the EU, six consecutive plants of such type are being built in Poland, based on the moving grate technology - in Konin, Bydgoszcz, Białystok, Cracow, Szczecin (in the design - build formula) and the EfWP in Poznań (in the PPP formula). For comparison, more than 400 waste incineration plants operate in Europe, all designed for municipal waste management in the moving grate technology. This technology is thus, popular, proven and widely used in Europe, as well as around the world.

Can incineration plants have an adverse effect on the health of the residents?

The EfWP is a modern and fully safe plant. Thanks to the use of cutting-edge technologies and their appropriate maintenance, gas emissions from incineration plants shall not exceed permissible norms. The EfWP will, therefore, not have an adverse effect on the health of the residents. In some cities, for example, Paris or Vienna incineration plants are located in the centre of the city!

Will the EfWP be safe for the surrounding natural environment?

Thanks to the use of proven technology and countless inspections undertaking during the incineration processes, these plants are completely safe for the environment. Gas emissions into the air arouse the biggest controversies in incineration plants. The gases are subjected to a multi-stage fume treatment system during which the reduction of nitrogen oxides emission, desulphurization of fumes, reduction of heavy metals and organic pollutants i.e. dioxins, furans as well as dedusting of fumes is carried out using filter bags with very high efficiency. As a result, dangerous gases do not penetrate into the environment, and emissions meet the stringent norms.