June 13, 2008

Outlaw Incinerators Are Immune

Industry Myth: "The incineration industry is the most tightly regulated and monitored industry in the UK."

Fact: This is a complete red herring. The regulations are meaningless and the monitoring is a joke.

The regulations are based on what is technically feasible rather than what is safe.
  • There is little to no monitoring of some of the most toxic substances created by incineration.
  • Dioxin monitoring occurs no more than twice a year.
  • Incinerator operators regularly break their legal limits with impunity.

A report released by Greenpeace this year, based on the Environment Agency's own records of emissions breaches reported by incinerator operators,
  • Greenpeace revealed that England's 10 operating incinerators had exceeded their 1999 and 2000 pollution limits 553 times.
  • Only one Environment Agency prosecution resulted.
The Greenpeace report reached the inevitable conclusion that incineration is an unreliable and dangerous technology incapable of being regulated with proper regard to human health and the environment.

East Galway Against Incineration,



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