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  • mark
    October 29, 2010 - 13:14

    I do not support this initiative.

  • mark
    October 29, 2010 - 10:02

    I think Corner Brook Pulp and Paper needs to get with the times. 2 million burning tires would do a lot of overall harm to the world's environment. This is something that Newfoundlanders in particular should be worried about. After all, when sea levels rise and the waters warm up, it is the slands and coastal areas of the world that will be the worst effected.

  • Calvin
    October 29, 2010 - 09:05

    Oh, here we go with the Unesco Heritage bull again. Burn the tires Dan, BURN EM ALL!!!!!!!!!!

  • prufock
    October 29, 2010 - 09:04

    Levi, presumably that's why they are conducting environmental impact tests.

  • P. F. Murphy
    October 29, 2010 - 08:57

    "..to protect public health is the company’s foremost concern. Any company’s foremost concern is making a profit. If it doesn't make a profit it won't last long. This company is seeing how much pollution from these tires they can get away with under the provincial laws in order to make a profit or a bigger profit. Anyone without a bias will immediately recognize that burning-tires residue is toxic. This company wants to determine how much of this toxic material they can add without making the average person sick. For those who are sensitive or endure results from long-term exposure, well you're going to be invisible (the sensitive -too few so don't statistically count) or ignored (everyone else - too long down the road, maybe 20 years?). Toxic is toxic and poison is poison and it will come back to earth either on land or in the ocean so that we or the fish will have it in what we ingest. I wonder why David Suzuki gets so irate sometimes, don't you?

  • Lloyd in Labrador
    October 29, 2010 - 08:41

    OK. It's not my back yard. Also let's assume they can achieve acceptable emission standards. So far, so good. What about the 6 million bucks paid by consumers on those tires? Will they have to pay the MMSB who has presumably spent some of that to collect and store those tires? How long will that stockpile of tires last as a fuel source and is there enough year by year to make this a sustainable fuel source?

  • Levi Chalk
    October 29, 2010 - 08:28

    Last week we were told that the major driver to spend billions on Churchill Falls was to reduce emmissions at Holyrood. Today we're informed that government is entertaining burning tires. If they're trying to reduce emissions why would they even think about allowing this? Either the justification for the Lower Churchill is a fairy tale or the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. This from the same government that was willing to run 150' Hydro Towers across Gros Morne - a Unesco Heritage site. I was kidding, said Danny. Sure you were Dan, sure....