Sunday, 3 April 2011

Parties must tell us where they stand on Incineration

Parties must tell us where they stand; VIEWPOINTS

South Wales Echo April 1, 2011
ACCORDING to a Plaid Cymru spokeswoman ("Plaid urged to stand by waste pledge", March 26), the party remains committed to opposing waste incineration.
Maximum recycling, composting and other advanced processes are indeed the genuinely "green" alternatives.
Meanwhile, residents and local businesses in Cardiff face the prospect of a huge incinerator being built in Trident Park, spewing out 350,000 tonnes of burning waste and pollutants all your round, ferried in by daily fleets of lorries - courtesy of the Plaid Cymru and LibDem-controlled Cardiff County Council.
And all this to the profit of big business, subsidised by local taxpayers through the humorously named "Prosiect Gwyrdd" (Green Project).
Now that the National Assembly's petitions committee and the Local Government Ombudsman for Wales are considering widespread local objections, I have a question for all candidates and parties in the forthcoming Assembly elections.
Before polling day, will you make your position clear on building giant waste incineration schemes next to residential areas - are you for or against? ¦ Robert Griffiths Chair, Cardiff Against the Incinerator
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 Have you signed yet? e-Petition: No to Incineration
We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to revise its planning policy and policy on residual waste to provide a presumption against the building of incinerators, which send most of the carbon from waste into the air as CO2, emit ultra-fine particles that can be damaging to health, and create toxic ash. We believe that incineration is bad for the environment and bad for people

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