* WFAE ReVenture Update Interview Part 1 – The Smoke Stack Emissions

If you missed the WFAE interview [1] with Tom McKittrick of ReVenture, Jennifer Roberts of the BOCC and Bruce Gledhill of Mecklenburg Solid Waste, you missed a very good and highly informative interview by Julie Rose of WFAE (see below for link).

When Julie Rose asked what will come out of the gasification incinerator smokestack, Mr. McKittrick replied “basically steam” (after the 3:00 minute mark).

When later asked about the emissions coming from the smokestack he indicated there would be “zero emissions” and that there are “no emissions coming from the gasification unit” (after the 3:45 minute mark).

When asked about specific emissions, nitrous oxides and sulfur dioxides, Mr. McKittrick avoided answering the question and only acknowledged that there would be “certain amount of emissions” (after 4:30 minute mark).

This will be ReVenture’s first project involving waste management. This will be ReVenture’s first project involving waste stream separation. This will be ReVenture’s first project involving a gasification incinerator. ReVenture is proposing the first garbage-to-energy gasification incinerator in the US.

Let’s look at how an established, multinational garbage-to-energy company using “state-of-the-art” technology did with the first gasification incinerator in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Wright facility.

Compare the company’s projected emissions with their actual emissions, specifically with cancer causing dioxins and furans [2]:

In fact, “The recently released tests show that the plant continues to emit dangerous levels of emissions, exceeding the permitted EU limits on Dioxins/Furans by more than 8 times”:

An established, multinational garbage-to-energy company using “state-of-the-art” technology could not get the facility to operate properly and within air quality guidelines.

This will be ReVenture’s first project involving waste management. This will be ReVenture’s first project involving waste stream separation. This will be ReVenture’s first project involving a gasification incinerator. ReVenture is proposing the first garbage-to-energy gasification incinerator in the US.

What do you really think will be coming out of the ReVenture smoke stack? Do you think that ReVenture’s lack of experience in this field and their unproven 1980’s gasification incinerator will enable them to perform better than the Isle of Wright facility? Do you want to take a chance on this project and your health? Your children’s health?

Call and email your County Commissioner and say “Enough is Enough. Stop the ReVenture gasification incinerator project and the plan to burn garbage and industrial waste from six counties now”.

Download a PDF version of this post here WFAE ReVenture Update Interview Part 1 – The Smoke Stack Emissions

1. WFAE April 26, 2011 Interview http://www.wfae.org/wfae/18_206_0.cfm

2. Energos Isle of Wight Plant Fails Dioxin and Furan Emissions Tests. http://www.greenlaneecodump.org/?p=284

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2 Responses to * WFAE ReVenture Update Interview Part 1 – The Smoke Stack Emissions

  1. Lisa Thornton says:

    Thank you. Now lets ask ReVenture and Waste Management to address the liquid and solid/slag residues also created by ReVenture’s proposed WTE process.
    Regards,
    LisaT

  2. Meg says:

    Thanks for putting this up.

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