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  • "Even if the incinerator were under construction right now it would be useless without a waste contract, I agree that energy costs are a major factor in the closure, however looking at recent pictures of the plant it looks like its been closed for years. I hope now TATA will clean up after themselves and not leave another eyesore in northwich, maybe then the local community might start to believe that they are a responsible company and not just after a quick quid from burning rubbish.!"
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End of an era at Tata Chemicals Europe's Winnington plant

Closures at Tata's Winnington site.

Closures at Tata's Winnington site.

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AN ENORMOUS part of Northwich’s industrial history was brought to a close with the last shift at Winnington’s soda ash plant yesterday, Sunday.

Soda ash has been produced at the site for 140 years.

Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) announced last year that it was closing the plant, along with a Winnington-based calcium carbonate production plant, because of rising energy costs.

The closures mean 220 job losses but TCE was hoping to limit these to 75 compulsory redundancies.

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