Monthly Archives: November 2010

* The Story of Garbage

This segment from Annie Leonard’s “The Story of Stuff” deals with what we typically do with our garbage – bury it or burn it. Take 62 seconds and see why burning Mecklenburg County garbage is a bad ides, a really … Continue reading

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* Sierra Club Addresses Health, Sewer Sludge and Policy Issues

The Central Piedmont Sierra Club has provide the Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board ReVenture Advisory Council with additional information as follow up to the presentation made on November 19, 2010: Medical and Health Associations Position on Biomass https://incineratorfreemecklenburg.wordpress.com/health-issues/ Sewage … Continue reading

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* Gasification Fact Sheet

Let’s Clear The Air on Gasification Technology: No commercial facilities in the US have succeeded in using gasification, plasma, or pyrolysis to process MSW. Key US reports say gasification technologies not viable for MSW. Across US, high-heat conversion proposals have failed when investigated. Existing facilities overseas often fail to … Continue reading

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* “The Hidden Costs of Burning Our Waste” Presentation

On Friday, November 19, the Central Piedmont Sierra Club made a presentation to the Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board (WMAB) ReVenture Advisory Council (RAC). The presentation focused on the issues related to incinerators, various technologies, permitting requirements, and the … Continue reading

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* “Landfill in the Sky” – The Song

Listen to the song now Across the US and many parts of the world, residents are speaking out against the incineration of waste. Mecklenburg doesn’t deserve a “Landfill in the Sky” either… Local Canadian Idol Star Releases Song to Help … Continue reading

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* What if you knew? What would you do?

The song and message are about the impact of Biomass and Coal Burning in Georgia. But the issues are the same for North Carolina: The issues are about Burning Carbon. The issue are about  Climate Change. The issue are about … Continue reading

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* Central Piedmont Sierra Club Supports EPA Call for Greater Restrictions on Sewage Sludge Incinerators

The following message was sent to our leadership teams (Oct 5) to advise them of the new regulations for Sewage Sludge Incinerators and to call for extensive review and analysis before proceeding on this issue. To: County Manager Jones and … Continue reading

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* Won’t You Stand By Me and Stop the ReVenture Garbage Incinerator?

If the sky that we look upon Should tumble and fall And the mountains should crumble to the sea I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear Just as long as you stand, stand by me … Continue reading

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* The Definition of an Incinerator

“What is an Incinerator?” Since there seems to be some confusion on this, we sent a message (clink on link below) to the Mecklenburg County leadership. A similar message was sent to Mayor Foxx, Mr. Walton and Charlotte City Council … Continue reading

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* Central Piedmont Sierra Club Calls on Governor Perdue and Elected to Officials to Reevaluate Position on ReVenture Park Incinerator

A press release was issued to the media on September 20, 2010 calling upon Governor Bev Perdue and local elected officials to reconsider their position on and support of the proposed ReVenture garbage incinerator. Local elected officials receiving a request … Continue reading

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