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This document was produced by the Environment Agency as a specific response to the FMD outbreak in the UK in 2001 and was made available on their website.
Foot and mouth disease
FMD: Guidance on ash disposal arising from Pyres and mobile incinerators
Ash will normally be left on site and back-covered with soil
If, as part of the clean up, it is necessary to move and bury the ash then this may go ahead within the boundaries of the farm, but as a general rule the movement of ash should be minimised.
Where it is necessary to remove ash arising from sheep, pigs or from cattle born after 1 August 1996, then it can be disposed of to a licensed landfill site, with approval from the landfill operator.
In cases of on-farm incineration by funeral pyre or mobile incinerator, where cattle born before 1 August 1996 have been or are suspected to have been involved, then ash must be subject to an assessment of the options available. If the assessment identifies that the site is not suitable for the disposal of the ash then:
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