Press Release

MP welcomes clean air investment

4th February 2008

Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis has welcomed a large new investment by Corus as a significant contribution towards air quality in the town.

Dr Francis said,

'Today's announcement by Corus of a £60 million investment into energy management technology at Port Talbot steel plant is a most welcome environmental development. In reducing carbon dioxide emissions at the site and re-using gas generated at the BOS plant, this will be a widely popular development.'

Dr Francis added,

'Not only does this indicate Corus' long term commitment to the plant it is a major contribution to the clean air campaign which I have recently launched. Alongside Dr Brian Gibbons AM and Councillor Derek Vaughan, Leader of the Neath Port Talbot Council we have called on local businesses and trade unions to make a contribution to this campaign.'

Dr Francis finally added,

'We are delighted that Port Talbot's biggest private sector employer is showing such a good example in the drive towards cleaner air locally.'


1. Dr Hywel Francis was the founding Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Steel Group.

2. Dr Hywel Francis campaigns on a wide range of environmental issues and has recently called for a broad campaign on environmental improvement and clean air in the locality.

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