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10 reasons why burning waste for energy is a bad idea

10 reasons why burning waste for energy is a bad idea

National Toxics Network (NTN) today joins communities all over the world working to stop the incineration of waste for energy production and disposal. In support of the global day of action on waste incineration, NTN is releasing “10 Reasons Why Burning Waste for Energy is a Bad Idea” which explains why waste to energy incineration(…)

Techno-fixes and micro-management needed to make CSG ‘safe’

Techno-fixes and micro-management needed to make CSG ‘safe’

The NSW chief scientist’s report on CSG was released late last night so it was difficult for our concerns to get a run in the media. The overall message of the report is that there is still so much we don’t know, yet everything has risks but fear not, new technology will save us !(…)

French Environment Minister rejects Orica’s hazardous waste

French Environment Minister rejects Orica’s hazardous waste

The French Environment Minister, Segolene Royal, has come out against the proposal by Australian chemical giant Orica to ship highly toxic waste to France for incineration, calling the transport of hazardous waste an ‘environmental aberration’. In a formal communiqué released yesterday, the Minister stated she would oppose the import application based on the precautionary principle and(…)

Australia peddling toxics to France

Australia peddling toxics to France

The Australian chemical company, Orica has plans to export its massive stockpile of #hazardouswaste to burn in French incinerators. Meanwhile, the French Environment Minister just announced: “Incineration is a completely outdated technology”. The people living around the French incinerator and its pollution are strongly opposed to the import of Australia’s #hazardouswaste. VIVRE is the local(…)

Orica plans to burn toxic waste in France

Orica plans to burn toxic waste in France

Australian chemical manufacturer Orica, have announced plans to export its stockpile of highly toxic Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) waste to burn in France. The proposed destination for the toxic waste export is the Tredi Seche Global Solutions incinerator in Salaise-sur-Sanne, just south of Lyon. Orica’s proposal involves an initial shipment of 132 tonnes of HCB waste. If(…)