- November 15, 2010 - 08:49
when other in the world ban tire burning , tailing pond,s burning tires what next
- a breath of fresh air
- November 10, 2010 - 17:54
There is nothing in this for NL. It's for Kruger and it's for money. Many places have tried burning tires and many are closing it down. The main employer in CB wants to cut costs. They might want to burn 40 tonnes now but once they get the go ahead tires will be coming in by the barge load. To approve this is opening the flood gates for many years of tire burning. Have people forgotten so quickly the pollution left behind by Abitibi.
- November 10, 2010 - 12:02
I think one thing people are a little misinformed about is the manner in which the tires will be burned. It is not going to be in an open yard with plumes of smoke covering the countryside every day. The tires will be burned in a controlled environment where any harmful fumes given off will be filtered and processed to death before they are ejected into the atmosphere. Sure, some harmful chemicals will be dispersed, but no more than the amount that enters the atmosphere every day from car exhausts during rush-hour in Cornerbrook. If it can keep the Mill open and keep the people employed, go for it.
- jason bull
- November 10, 2010 - 10:42
economics is the only thing driving this. the mmsb doesn't have the money they collected from all those tires, they spent it years ago on consultants to do 'studies'. someone should have that group open its books. the mill is pushing to save money. why wouldn't it? its a business afterall, and the people who own that business probably socialize with the same people who own this paper. neither live in corner brook, and obviously neither care about the people there if this article is reflective of their feelings. does anybody want their children brought up next to melting tires? who would want such a thing in their town? to save the mill a million dollars a year? why not just bury the tires? there are a million other ways to rid ourselves of them. surely we don't have to burn them to cover up mismanagement by the mmsb and to save joe kruger a few bucks. surely we are more inventive and self-preserving than that?
- November 10, 2010 - 09:00
This is a well-written article. Hats off to the authour. I think the label of the article is a little questionable, though: "Public embraces mill’s fuel proposal." 30 participants is hardly a representative sample of "the public". I would not even say it is a representative sample of Corner Brook's population of approximately 20,000.
- Ken Collis
- November 10, 2010 - 08:48
If Kruger can burn tires, why do small communities have to ship their small amounts of trash to landfills. I guess it's a money issue. We pay for tire disposal and get nothing for the money. Can I burn my old summer tires next month and save the deposit?