Seal Sands

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Seal Sands
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
Unitary Authority Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees
Location Graythorp
 - coordinates 54°37′36″N 1°10′47″W / 54.62667°N 1.17972°W / 54.62667; -1.17972Coordinates: 54°37′36″N 1°10′47″W / 54.62667°N 1.17972°W / 54.62667; -1.17972
Area 294.4 ha (727.5 acres)
Notification 1966
Management Natural England
Area of Search Cleveland
Interest Biological
Website: Map of site

Seal Sands (grid reference NZ529260) is a 294.37 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Cleveland, England, notified in 1966.

Situated in the mouth of the River Tees next to Greatham Creek and Seaton-on-Tees Channel, and accessible from the A178 road running between Seaton Carew and Port Clarence.

An area of reclaimed land is given over to chemical industries.

Chemical industries site[edit]

On land recovered from the sea, an area of Seal Sands is used as an industrial park for the Chemical Industry. Members of the Northeast of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) using the site include: Ineos, Fine Organics, Central Area Transmission System (BP Group), SABIC, Vertellus, ConocoPhillips, Vopak, Simon Storage, Intertek, Harvest Operations. Greenergy and Air Products abandoned plans to operate their two plasma gasification waste-to-energy facilities at Seal Sands.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Messenger, Ben (12 April 2013). "Second Plasma Gasification Plant for Teesside Following Government Deal". Waste Management News. 

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