St Dennis Incinerator – Latest

From Malcom at Good is Planet Earth…

Save Cornwall Before its to late!

We need your help!

Could you please pass this email on to your friends, if the incinerator at St Dennis gets the go ahead it will contaminate not only the milk but our food land & water with dioxin!

Below are a few of many comments left at www.ecopetitions.org

Concerned farmer and landowner William Corbett from St Mawgan, has kindly donated “£250” to the CSWN incinerator-fighting fund.Mr Corbett made the following comment:

If every milk producer within a 10 mile radius of The proposed incinerator site at St Dennis Cornwall realised that any trace of dioxins in their milk could potentially put them out of business, then maybe they would be as concerned as I am.

Comment from  Doble Quality Foods

Why we are supporting the fight
We have been passionate supporters and promoters of Cornish produce since long before it became fashionable to do so. We believe the isolation of Cornwall with the sea almost all around us gives us a less polluted growing environment than most of the UK and Europe. Add to that our climate and we have ideal growing conditions for early produce and a long, productive season. Our farmers produce excellent quality food and our fishermen catch interesting and sustainable catches from around our shores. Anything that threatens the purity of our agriculture and coastal waters needs very thorough investigation and if found wanting needs to be vigorously opposed. In our opinion we have to take heed of the pollution that has occurred in other areas where very large incinerators have been built (notably the Isle of Man) and not let it happen here in Cornwall.

comment from Isabel, Liskeard

I am worried about dioxin contamination of milk produced around the proposed incinerator. Dioxins have been linked to cancer and I haven’t seen any evidence produced by SITA or Cornwall Council that the incinerator will not produce dioxins or pose other health risks. I believe we should not take the risk of building the incinerator unless it is proven that it will not raise incidence of cancer in Cornwall.

comment from Tony, Cornwall

This is not the right solution. Any equipment that needs an outlet chimney 400ft high to try to keep its poisonous emissions from the surrounding area must be seriously flawed, and there will be no control over where those emissions do land. Dioxins have been known to be carcinogenic for decades. There should be 5 or 6 smaller units of a different design spread evenly throughout Cornwall to cut down the mileage covered by waste collection vehicles, and prevent our visitors and tourists sitting in a queue of dust carts on the A30 or A38.

here is a link to the petition where you will find hundreds of comments about the incinerator, please put your name to this and help save cornwall!

Say no to incineration and yes to Anaerobic digestion.Please sign this petition to the Secretary of State regarding proposed energy from waste incinerator site at St Dennis Cornwall. This maybe our last chance to get to grips with what SITA is trying to do to Cornwall. please follow this link <http://www.ecopetitions.org/index.php>
www.ecopetitions.org

What is Anaerobic Digestion?

Anaerobic digestion is the natural breakdown of organic materials into methane and carbon dioxide gas and fertiliser. This takes place naturally, or in an anaerobic digester. A typical anaerobic digester is a sealed vessel, or series of vessels, in which bacteria act without oxygen. The organic material contents need to be fully mixed and warmed, usually to blood temperature. Biogas is the name given to the mixture of gases formed during the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes.Biogas consists of methane (c70%) and carbon dioxide (c30%)….

It can be used in stationary engines to generate electricity, but it is not suitable as a vehicle fuel. After removing the carbon dioxide (and other trace gases using a variety of methods in a process known as upgrading) the remaining methane is known as Renewable Natural Gas or Biomethane.

Biomethane is virtually identical to natural gas, the main difference being that it is produced in days, rather than taking millions of years, billions of years ago.

The uses for biomethane are therefore as varied as are those for natural gas, for heating, cooling, as a source of chemicals, fertiliser or hydrogen.

When used as a vehicle fuel, biomethane is, without doubt, the world’s cleanest and most environmentally friendly fuel.

Carbon dioxide is valued for its properties as an inert gas, for heat transfer, and as a solvent.
Common uses include:

fire extinguisher systems
carbonation of soft drinks
freezing or chilling of food products
decaffeination of coffee
shield gas in welding
oil extraction; pumped into an oil well it dissolves the oil
respiration stimulant for medical use
propellant in aerosol cans
food production in greenhouses
in its supercritical form, as the most environmentally friendly solvent
Compost produced from a thorough and complete treatment system such as the Maltin® System ensures that all the material is broken down into its most basic chemical components with:

no contaminants
no smell when dry or when wetted
no pathogens
no weed seeds
In a thorough system such as the Maltin® System there is no waste product.
At Organic Power we maintain that WASTE is merely the result of poor or incomplete processing. A properly designed process will not produce any waste

CANCER. Some of the substances emitted from incinerator stacks, including cadmium, PAHs and dioxin (TCDD), have been classified as human carcinogens or likely/possible human carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (McGregor et al. 1998, see Elliot et al. 1996). A number of studies have been undertaken on cancer incidence on populations living near to incinerators or other industrial sites. The majority of these studies have found an association between elevated rates of cancers and living close to incinerators or other industrial sites, including childhood cancer. Most research in this field necessitates consideration of exposure to material released from incinerators over a number of years because the time taken for cancer to develop (the latency period) is long for many cancers. Source of information

www.greenpeace.org.uk

PLEASE sign the petition at www.ecopetitions.org before its to late for cornwall
here is a link as to what is happening eltswhere regarding incinerators

if you would like to make a Donation to the CSWN incinerator fighting fund

we will give your business free advertising at www.ecopetitions.org with every donation made.

many thanks

Malcolm
goodisplanetearth.org

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