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Leyland to Become the Waste Recycling Centre For
27-Feb-2005, 01:42 PM
Post: #31
 
I seem to remember the locals at Charnock Richard having a high incidence of throat cancer blamed on an incinerator in the area. It's not a topic to fob off lightly.
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27-Feb-2005, 03:12 PM
Post: #32
 
indeed not, isnt prevention better than cure?

i think the only reason why the government could possibly want to use incineration is the cost factor.

But at the cost of our health is it really worth it?!

Laura-Jane x
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27-Feb-2005, 07:01 PM
Post: #33
 
now noel I was only asking LOL ( Did I touch a nerve with the exhaust fumes?)we already have a tip in Whittle 2 if you count the one they built houses on top of and our road was built on top of a cess pit so I dare say there are already pleanty of germs here
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27-Feb-2005, 09:53 PM
Post: #34
 
No Dedrah you haven't touched a nerve, well I don't think so. I'm in a good mood with 3 points yesterday, it's amazing how 11 men booting a bag of wind round can influence one's well being
:-)-. I just wondered whether you realised the link between these incinerators and cancer when you said what you did?
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28-Feb-2005, 07:19 AM
Post: #35
 
No Noel I didn't realise which was why I asked the question.
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18-Mar-2006, 12:51 AM
Post: #36
 
I found this article today

http://www.leylandtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=77&ArticleID=1387350

quote:

Did £510,000 go to waste?
A FAILED attempt to build a waste plant in Leyland has cost more than £500,000, it has been revealed. The cash was spent by Lancashire County Council on 'specialist advice' during negotiations with recycling firm Herhof Environmental.
But the multi-million pound deal fell through after Herhof's sister company in Germany, which was to supply the technology for the mechanical biological treatment plant, went into administration.
The £510,909 cost of the council's aborted appointment was revealed by Wyre MP Ben Wallace under the Freedom of Information Act – but council chiefs insist the money has not been wasted.
Mr Wallace said: "The county council has managed to spend half a million pounds of taxpayers' money without one single extra bag of rubbish being recycled.



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18-Mar-2006, 04:58 AM
Post: #37
 
You have to dump it somewhere. In the NW US, we've started dumping in abanoned deep mines (coal, iron ore, whatever). Locally we have a weekly train of freight cars that head off from our garbage transfer station to who knows where via the national rail network. Wherever it is, the dump location is a long-abandoned deep mine - maybe in the Oregon or Nevada desert.

In the UK, maybe all the no-longer active deep coal mines could serve as waste depositories? There are certainly enough of them, and maybe being trash dumpers would give the out-of-work miners a chance at a job?


Frank

Frank Damp (wife Eileen, nee Nixon)
Leyland resident 1941-1965, emigrated to the US in 1968,
retired to Anacortes, Washington State, USA in 1999.
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18-Mar-2006, 01:18 PM
Post: #38
 
What about the gas the rubbish gives off as it decomposes? We have a landfill site not too far from here and special pipes had to be installed to vent the gas when the site was full and landscaped over. You'd need to plan to vent the gases carefully or an underground explosion might result. What do they do about this at the US dumps?
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19-Mar-2006, 09:00 AM
Post: #39
 
That`s a good point Linda. A couple of weeks ago the Deepdale retail park had to be evacuated because the methane alarms were triggered in three adjacent stores. It was a false alarm in this case. As you may have guessed - this site stands on an old piece of dumping ground.

Jim
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21-Mar-2006, 04:09 AM
Post: #40
 
Look on a map of Michigan U.S.A.close to Detroit for a place called Wyandotte, in the 60's they designated an area as a trash dump, about a mile by a mile, as the dump was filled pipes were laid to collect the methane and is used by the city to make steam that drives generators for city street lights, as the dump got full the land was turned into a golf course for summer and is used for winter sports when the snow falls, it's known as mount trashmore. Thats the only city I know that does that, all the other dumping grounds in Michigan are rum by groups for what they can get. Contracts with Toronto Canada now have trucks bringing the trash 24/7 to be dumped in Michigan.
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