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Polluting waste incinerator near local community in East Liverpool.

Incineration

Society continues to generate more waste and to change this alarming trend; strong political and industrial measures are urgently needed.

Despite what industry and governments would like people to believe,incineration is not a solution to the world's waste problems, but partof the problem.

Incinerators may reduce the volume of solid waste, but they do notdispose of the toxic substances contained in the waste. They create thelargest source of dioxins, which is one of the most toxic chemicalsknown to science.

Incinerators emit a wide range of pollutants in their stack gases,ashes and other residues. The filters used to clean incinerator stackgases produce solid and liquid toxic wastes, which also need to bedisposed.

The only way to improve the situation is to avoid toxic waste production by improving our products and processes.

Public opposition to incineration isgrowing worldwide. People are recognising that there is no place forthe incineration of waste in a sustainable society.

The latest updates

 

Exposing the cheek of failing to protect

Image | 18 April, 2001 at 0:00

Exposing the cheek of failing to protect endangered bluefin tuna.

The future of farming

Publication | 17 April, 2001 at 0:00

Play Save the Whales!

Image | 5 April, 2001 at 0:00

Play Save the Whales!

Inflatable with Rainbow Warrior during action

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

Inflatable with Rainbow Warrior during action against the Star Wars missile program.

The Franz Josef glacier is again in a period

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

The Franz Josef glacier is again in a period of retreat, despite an increase between 1983 and 1999.

Paul Barrett will sail this 48

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

Paul Barrett will sail this 48-foot Endurance staysail ketch, the Tuscair, from Ireland in protest against the shipment of plutonium fuel through the Irish sea by British Nuclear Fuels.

Sei whale and calf

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

Sei whale and calf

Ballon highlighting the real climate criminals

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

Ballon highlighting the real climate criminals.

David and Diane Prince

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

David and Diane Prince. Their lives and their children's were blighted by sickness - the probable cause a chemical plant located just a few metres from their Louisiana home.

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