When I worked for Greater Manchester Waste, some of my colleagues bumped into Stephen Jenkinson, the Chair of GMWaste. They saw him with a computer animation of what was supposed to be Bolton Thermal Recovery Facility (waste incinerator). They had to point out to him, that their were no roller-shutter doors to the tipping hall, as shown in the computer animation. In fact, in the seven years I worked there, I like many others on site, never saw Stephen Jenkinson, it did not know what was going on, at the incinerator.
When Viridor were in the process off, taking over GMWaste, I did alert them to some of the problems on site, and even warned them they were taking over a poisoned chalice. The incinerator, was an out-dated design when it was built, about 1978/9. It had been badly maintained and still was. During bidding for the GMWaste, SITA had sent consultants to look at replacing the incinerator with a new conbuster. This is something that should of been done, when the boiler and turbine were built in 1999/2000. Something, I pointed out to Viridor, and the fact a survey carried out by their contractors, was inaccurate in several places. One, of which was these mysterious roller-shutter doors to the tipping hall, which did not exist. The point of having roller-shutter doors is to contain the odours and dust, so should only be open when a vehicle is entering or leaving.
Both Stephen Jenkinson and Neil Swannick, both showed a lack of leadership which of course resulted in the infamous fridge/freezer mountains fiasco, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1477340/A-mountain-of-unwanted-fridges-with-nowhere-to-go.html clowns the pair of them. And what did Stephen Jenkinson managed to do, get a position in the GMWDA group which is supposed to oversee Viridor. Something akin to, the poacher turning gamekeeper. The PFI was contested by Sita:
http://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/legislation/sita-confident-manchester-legal-action-will-proceed Sita (who have decades of experience of operating incinerators) recognised the incinerator needed replacing, as it should have been in 1998/1999. Viridor were informed of the problems there, but ignored my advice, that the plants was mismanaged: http://ukwin.org.uk/2009/05/05/bolton-incinerator-should-close-whistleblower/