Monthly Archives: February 2011

* School Health Risks Associated With Incinerators

The Central Piedmont Sierra Club has again reached out to Chairman Davis and members of the School Board, Dr. Gorman, President Trobich and members of the Mecklenburg PTA Council Executive Board regarding School Health Risks Associated With Incinerators. Members of … Continue reading

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* Review of Gasification, Pyrolysis & Plasma Incinerators

Despite Green Claims, Incinerator Industry Just Blowing Smoke An Industry Blowing Smoke: 10 Reasons Why Gasification, Pyrolysis & Plasma Incineration are Not “Green Solutions” In June of 2009 seven organizations released a 40-page report with 216 citations and references illustrating … Continue reading

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* Report: Infant Mortality Rates and Incinerator Location

A decision to build a garbage-to-energy gasification incinerator in western Mecklenburg County is a decision that should not be taken lightly. It needs a full and complete public health and safety impact analysis. And we need it before the Mecklenburg … Continue reading

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* The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators

Great Britain has the unfortunate experience of having lived with all types of incinerators for many years. The British Society for Ecological Medicine has done an extensive review of  the data and research on “The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators“.  … Continue reading

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* ReVenture Conflict of Interest Brought to Light

County attorney clarifies policy for ReVenture vetting Waste board members withdraw from ReVenture review On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, County Attorney Marvin Bethune met with the Mecklenburg Waste Management Advisory Board (WMAB) and informed them that WBAB and the ReVenture … Continue reading

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* The ReVenture Project History To Date

I got an email asking me how to find out more about the ReVenture garbage-to-energy gasification incinerator (review older posts and search for “ReVenture” or go to Incinerator Free Mecklenburg). They also wanted to know if the Sierra Club was … Continue reading

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* A Physician Responds to the Charlotte Observer ReVenture Story

This is a must read! Note: A link to the referenced article can be found below. In reading this article it’s apparent that Mr. McKittrick is being ‘sold’ on the ‘concept’ that the only safe way to deal with waste … Continue reading

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* CMS Leadership Requested to Investigate ReVenture Risks

On Friday, February 11, 2011, the Central Piedmont Sierra Club sent the following message to the CMS Board of Education and the members of the Mecklenburg PTA Council Executive Board. Chairman Davis and Members of the School Board, Superintendent Gorman, … Continue reading

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* American Lung Association Worried About Biomass Incineration

American Lung Association Worried About Biomass Incineration Below are excerpts from a Dec. 14, 2010 letter by Rebecca L. Ryan, Director of Health Promotion and Public Policy for American Lung Association in Vermont, to the Vermont State Legislature’s Biomass Energy … Continue reading

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* Stop Incinerators and Waste-to-Energy Burners

The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has issued a Position Statement on “Incinerators and Waste-to-Energy Burners”. In it they point out that “While some of these new incinerator technologies-gasification, plasma-arc, and pyrolysis-claim lower emissions than their predecessors, all of them … Continue reading

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