By Robert Allen
No-one wishes poisonous waste dumped of their again backyard. Dioxins and furans from incinerators, harmful chemical compounds leaching from landfill websites and the it appears random dumping of nuclear waste are all transparent threats to our future health and lives. in truth any waste no longer accurately handled can develop into risky - but and kingdom appear to collude recklessly in its creation. Robert Allen describes the waste produced in Britain and eire and the woefully insufficient technique of facing it. He seems, too, at governmental intransigence and dishonesty and at industry's refusal to think about the desires of. Read more...
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They are unlikely to be engaging in major capital investment without being certain of attracting revenue," campaigner Peter McKenzie said. "87 Wiley denied this and said that the incinerator would "not be a high profit making venture. That's our risk and we understand that". In 1991 Du Pont's annual generation of waste was estimated by Wiley at between 6,000 and 6,500 tonnes, which he claimed was not all toxic. 89 With the campaigners unsure whether to believe Du Pont, Derry City Council agreed to ask Du Pont to provide a toxic release inventory, Derry and DuPont 33 and to fund a health survey.
7. Doctors in Germany are advising women to restrict their breast feeding of babies to three months because the levels of dioxin in their milk is dangerous. We must begin to take seriously environmental pollution when a mother cannot feed her children. " The solutions for industry Derry and DuPont 31 and government he outlined in five points: 1. Like the recent decision of the Canadian government, we should commit ourselves to a policy of building no new hazardous waste incinerators. 2. We should insist on much greater independent monitoring of toxic waste producers.
So far the only criteria applied have been those of economic and commercial viability. Without full environmental audits Derry and DuPont 27 being done by major toxic waste producers we cannot say what volume of toxic waste needs disposed of. We will adopt a policy of promoting the public right to information so that councillors and the community will have access to the information necessary to evaluate proposals put forward by businesses seeking to operate in the North-West. 76 The campaigning groups had been busy in the period after the rally.