• Is the Incinerator inevitable?

    Will Landfill Planning Doom Stafford and Fredericksburg to an Incinerator? On May 27, 2014, the Free Lance-Star published an article by Vanessa Remmers titled “Landfill Facing $228K Shortfall”. Current landfill revenue does not cover operational costs nor fund an expansion reserve. Why? Mismanagement and poor planning. The members of the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management […]

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  • R-Board Meeting 5/21 – Correction of Comments made by Some R-Board members

    At today’s meeting, the R-Board discussed moving forward with the RFP to award a contract to some as-yet-unknown company. After the Public Presentations, some statements were made by Board members that need correcting. An example: Mr. Milde stated that nowhere in the RFP are incinerators mentioned, and so, by opponents using the word “incinerator”, we […]

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  • Incinerators – The Dirty Truth

    Facts Rule Out Trash Gasification (Including pyrolysis, plasma arc, and other variations of staged incineration) – Clean Water Action [and Don’t Waste Massachusetts, Energy Justice, EcoCycle and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives] 1/13 http://cleanwater.org/files/Gasification%20fact%20sheet%20Jan%202013-final.pdf Stop Incinerators in Disguise – Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice http://greenaction.org/incinerators-in-disguise/ Powerpoint: Incinerators in Disguise [Gasification, Plasma Arc, and […]

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  • Health Problems Caused by Ultra-Fine & Nano-Sized Air Particulates

    The Deadliest Air Pollution Isn’t Being Regulated or Even Measured – Peter Montague – Rachel’s Democracy & Health News #915 7/12/07 http://www.precaution.org/lib/07/ht070712.htm#The_Deadliest_Air_Pollution_Isnt_Being_Regulated_or_Even_Measured C. Vyvyan Howard MB. ChB. PhD. FRCPath.: Statement of Evidence, Particulate Emissions and Health, Proposed Ringaskiddy Waste-to-Energy Facility, June 2009 http://www.cawdrec.com/incineration/CVH.pdf Incineration Fact Sheet – Zero Waste 4 Zero Burning [see Sections 1 […]

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  • Links to Health Problems Caused by Incinerators

    Congressional Briefing: Human Health Effects of Biomass Incinerators – Save America’s Forests 9/25/12 [Presentations by Rachel Smolker, William Sammons, Norma Kreilein, & William Blackley] http://www.saveamericasforests.org/Forests%20-%20Incinerators%20-%20Biomass/Documents/Briefing/index.html Second Opinion: The Medical Profession Diagnoses Biomass Incineration – Therese Vick – Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League 9/6/11 (Revised 11/15/11) http://www.bredl.org/pdf3/SecondOpinion.pdf Biomass Electricity: Clean Energy Subsidies for a Dirty Industry: […]

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  • Smithsonian Magazine – Plastic Bottles

    This article talks about an innovative bottle that can be eaten. But, it also discusses the extent of the plastic bottle problem in today’s oceans. About 1.5 million barrels of crude oil are used annually to manufacture plastic bottles, according to a 2007 resolution by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. They often end up in the ocean; there […]

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  • Fracking Accidents Across the United States

    View a North American map showing fracking accidents. “The country is in the midst of an unprecedented oil and gas drilling rush—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Along with this fracking-enabled oil and gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters […]

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  • Stafford/Fredericksburg Incinerator On-line Discussion

    From July 28, 20/13 to August 2, 2013 there were over 40 posts on the subject, on the first page, and there are 2 more pages, with a similar number of posts. A lively discussion. Some highlights: (1) the opening post, first paragraph states: “Stafford County has been keeping secrete the details of a lease at […]

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  • 100% Renewable Energy Is Feasible and Affordable

    A new study by Stanford University researchers have developed detailed plans for each state in the union to move to 100 percent wind, water and solar power by 2050 using only technology that’s already available. It is feasible, and cost effective, and doesn’t rely on dramatic energy efficiency changes, fossil fuels, or nuclear power. The proposal […]

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