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Support for UK communities fighting against Waste Incineration. We want alternatives to manage waste

Many communities across the UK are fighting their local councils about decisions to build waste incinerators in towns, near homes, on farm land and in areas of natural beauty and interest. There are many more planned for the UK. The USA has not commissioned an Incinerator since the mid 1990's however they are still being built in the UK by American companies. There are better, greener and healthier alternatives to waste management. Typically councils are locked into 25 year contracts and agree to provide the privately owned incinerator companies with a certain quota of waste or else face hefty fines. This undermines recycling and is bad news for the whole of the UK as in areas with incinerators rubbish set aside for recycling is diverted to these incinerators. Please support this campaign.

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      • Jim CliffeJim Cliffe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There must be some incentive for councils to get involved with incinerator companies. Cory Wheelabrator Norfolk County Councils preferred bidder have been fined $7.5 million last month. Their parent company Waste Management were fined $450 million for fraud not so long ago. Kings Lynn had a Borough referendum to show there was no consensus for an incinerator; bearing in mind we were never given any choice of other technologies to treat waste. 93% rejected incineration, at the same time Cory Wheelabrator held a phone poll. As they refused to take part in the referendum because the Borough called it Mass Burn Incineration. Leaked documents were sent to the Eastern Daily press quote “We need to suggest that our absence from the referendum undermines the moral value of it and it carries no legal value in any event,” said Mr Kelly. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/how_spin_failed_to_deflect_the_heat_on_norfolk_s_burning_issue_as_sparks_flew_over_king_s_lynn_incinerator_plans_1_818016 There is much evidence to show Cory Wheelabrator are corrupt, but Norfolk County Council still had disregard for localism, dealing with a corrupt company and they are using our council tax money to destroy lives of people living within the prevailing wind over Kings Lynn town. Air quality is above the safe level as Nitrogen Dioxide is over the limit due to the Power station and a humongous paper conversion plant on the same industrial estate as the proposed incinerator. Close by is Union carbide (DOW) and Porvair all air polluters. The site proposed for the incinerator is also situated on a tidal flood zone. The only explanation for our county councils persistence is they are being threatened by Cory Wheelabrator (Waste Management) as they have links with the Mafia or some other incentive $. Our County Council had been on a jolly at Cory Wheelabrators head office on a fact finding mission, they did not report back to Norfolk county Councils legal department Cory Wheelabrator have lawsuits pending! I just wonder are all these American incinerator companies similar, this is why the UK is a Dumping ground bad air and just for the toxic Cash $£.

      • Jim CliffeJim Cliffe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There must be some incentive for councils to get involved with incinerator companies. Cory Wheelabrator Norfolk County Councils preferred bidder have been fined $7.5 million last month. Their parent company Waste Management were fined $450 million for fraud not so long ago. Kings Lynn had a Borough referendum to show there was no consensus for an incinerator; bearing in mind we were never given any choice of other technologies to treat waste. 93% rejected incineration, at the same time Cory Wheelabrator held a phone poll. As they refused to take part in the referendum because the Borough called it Mass Burn Incineration. Leaked documents were sent to the Eastern Daily press quote “We need to suggest that our absence from the referendum undermines the moral value of it and it carries no legal value in any event,” said Mr Kelly. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/how_spin_failed_to_deflect_the_heat_on_norfolk_s_burning_issue_as_sparks_flew_over_king_s_lynn_incinerator_plans_1_818016 There is much evidence to show Cory Wheelabrator are corrupt, but Norfolk County Council still had disregard for localism, dealing with a corrupt company and they are using our council tax money to destroy lives of people living within the prevailing wind over Kings Lynn town. Air quality is above the safe level as Nitrogen Dioxide is over the limit due to the Power station and a humongous paper conversion plant on the same industrial estate as the proposed incinerator. Close by is Union carbide (DOW) and Porvair all air polluters. The site proposed for the incinerator is also situated on a tidal flood zone. The only explanation for our county councils persistence is they are being threatened by Cory Wheelabrator (Waste Management) as they have links with the Mafia or some other incentive $. Our County Council had been on a jolly at Cory Wheelabrators head office on a fact finding mission, they did not report back to Norfolk county Councils legal department Cory Wheelabrator have lawsuits pending! I just wonder are all these American incinerator companies similar, this is why the UK is a Dumping ground bad air and just for the toxic Cash $£.

      • Mark BroadhurstMark Broadhurst commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Having been one of the Rule 6 Objectors at the Cornwall Public Inquiry and seen everything that you'd consider common sense rejected by both the Inspector and Secretary of State, it makes you wonder about parallel universes.
        It certainly makes you realise how interlinked the industry is when colleagues of long-standing decline to help because they are afraid of antagonising an existing or future client.

      • GBGB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        if we all get together and support each other we will win

      • Christine HallChristine Hall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The push for incineration is not about what to do with our rubbish. It's all about who can make the most money out of conning the electorate and sod their health worries.

      • JerryJerry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've seen a lot of the evidence of carcinogens, nanoparticulate dioxin and heavy-metal contamination, and the subsequent cancers and miscarriages that are the result of incinerators. The risk to us all is just far too great.

      • Gareth JonesGareth Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with all of the comments against incineration and cannot add anything technically that hasn't been mentioned. When will Government sit up and take notice of the people they allegedly represent? Agencies like SEPA don't appear to be able to regulate or enforce policy. Companies appear to be able to breach ELV's without penalty and new developments applied for without past history being taken into account. The system isn't working and the government aren't waking up to the fact that the people that voted them in are educated enough to understand that incineration isn't the answer!

      • C JenkinC Jenkin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am totally against waste incineration - wrong technology and wrong place especially when close to homes and schools.

      • Phil FletcherPhil Fletcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Germany went down this route 20 years ago. and ended up importing waste from as far away as Brazil and South Korea to recuperate the money ivested in a wave of mass-burn incinerators.

      • Sally TurnerSally Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Proceeding from landfill to incineration is akin to progressing from throwing your sewage into the street to piping into the nearest river. It is simply inexcusable in the 21st century.

      • Bob TurnerBob Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Incineration (or EFW by burning if you prefer) is crude and wasteful and will be seen as financially unsustainable in the very near future.

      • M FoxM Fox commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need all the help and votes we can get to oppose this monstrosity in Cornwall. Not nimby but very concerned at the way Cornwall is being taken over by bureaucrats with no compassion or business sense just running blindly and unthinking from one disaster to another!

      • Kate MillsKate Mills commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        West Berkshire Against Grundon Incinerator (WBAGI) are fighting a proposed 350,000 tonnes waste incinerator on an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which West Berkshire has no requirement for as there is a contractor in place with Veoila to handle West Berkshire's waste for the next 22 years or so. This is a purely commercial and speculative venture by Grundon and would threaten all greenfield sites let alone AONB's if this went ahead. If you want to see more go to www.wbagi.org to support us.

      • David HowardDavid Howard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Long term private contracts actively discourage recycling. Profits depend on maximum burn and consequent air pollution for the duration of the contract. This means bringing in waste from further afield with traffic pollution implications as well. It is a lose lose solution to the problem.

      • paulinepauline commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Full support to this scheme if it results in unsuccessful outdated incineration projects particularly near vulnerable communities.

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