Machine Fire Extinguished in Northampton Recycling Plant

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Firefighters were dispatched in Northampton at the Greenstar Recycling Plant at 5am this morning.

A drying unit at the recycling plant overheated and ignited glass materials being recycled inside the plant.  Firefighters hosed down the materials and vented the smoke.

No one was injured.

Last Monday, emergency personnel were called to the plant when hazadous material leaked a chemical odor into the plant and made five employees ill.