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  • jason bull
    October 08, 2010 - 13:53

    from what we learned last time around... no electrostatic precipitators or scrubbers on the stacks + not nearly high enough boiler temperatures = furans & dioxins, mercury and a host of other nasty substances being emitted into the atmosphere from the 'melting' of tires. i really hoped we had said enough on that last time. no? need we place 5,000 protest signatures (like we did 5 years ago within a matter of days) under your doors again joe kruger? its a simple matter because no one wants those tires burnt in their town. seems to me someone at the MMSB needs to start accounting for all the money they've collected for those tires already, instead of trying to dump them off on kruger and poison the people of Corner Brook with them.

  • Dara
    October 08, 2010 - 09:02

    Why is no one in Newfoundland sezing the opportunity to create jobs and access our road paving markets by recycling those tires into paving pellets? There has to be an investor in our province interested in this. After all, we all know how much repair Newfoudland roads need - an at home market that wouldn't rely on shipping product out of province is ideal! Let the tires that tore up the roads be part of their repair.

    • Rob
      October 08, 2010 - 11:26

      I live in Fort McMurray (like so many other Newfoundlanders) and the city tried a pilot project using the rubber road pellets on a main road and I assure you that you do not want these types of roads in the provience. Within a couple of months the road was a mess and full of potholes which we had to put up with for quite a while (I think over a year, maybe two) until they got a crew to repave the road. Cold, moist climates are not suitable for this type of road as the moisture seeps in and when it freezes & expands the road forms cracks. Maybe they could produce the pellets to sell to the states or ship elsewhere.