The @TalkERF_SLondon twitter account controlled by Viridor was in overdrive yesterday to alleviate concerns from anxious residents who could see great plumes of dirty smoke from many points across Sutton, Croydon and Crystal Palace.
Many immediately thought the incinerator was ablaze until Viridor tweeted that a, “small fire was reported at its Beddington Lane transfer station” approximately 100 minutes after London Fire Brigade was called to the site.
The waste transfer station is “co-located” to the incinerator site. The incinerator is not operational and still in testing mode.
In another tweet Viridor stated the, “most likely” cause of the fire was “lithium batteries. ”
Coverage on what happened here: