Update: Multi-agency response to the factory fire on Denbigh Road, Mold

The multi-agency response is continuing following the factory fire on Denbigh Road, Mold and its subsequent effects on the environment.

Lyndsey Rawlinson from Natural Resources Wales said:

“Following the fire at the Synthite Factory we have continuously monitored the Rivers Alyn and Dee to understand the impact and we can confirm that a chemical called formaldehyde entered the River Alyn.
“Our monitoring work has confirmed that we are no longer asking people not to go near the River Alyn.
“Around the clock monitoring will continue and we are in continuous contact with multi agency partners, including emergency service, health departments, local government and water companies, as we continue to work together to minimise the fire’s impact on the community and environment.”

Firefighting operations have suspended since yesterday evening and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service continues to maintain a watching brief.