Third info night for cement plant test burn
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Oct 08, 2008  |  Vote 0    0

Third info night for cement plant test burn

St. Marys Journal Argus

In an effort to "give people another chance to learn" about St. Marys Cement's proposed test fuel burn, says its environmental manager Martin Vroegh, the company is holding another open house on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Pyramid Centre from 6 to 9 p.m.While most of the information will be the same as the prior open houses, Vroegh says that there will be some new modelling on how the stack emissions come in contact with the air. He adds that the application has been submitted to the Ministry of the Environment, and that the 30-day public notification period has began.Vroegh says that St. Marys Cement has been keeping track of letters to the editor appearing in local newspapers, as well as the petition being circulated around town and has determined that another information night is necessary.He adds that St. Marys Cement wants to give people "time to learn" about the proposed test burn of waste plastic fuel before deciding to sign the petition or not. He adds that St. Marys Cement doesn't believe enough information is being given with the petition.Laraine Boscarato, who helped start the petition, told the Journal Argus that, while there is no scientific information on the petition, "we do let them know about the website (www.stopplasticfuel.wordpress.com) and that we've published information on it (in letters to the editor)."She adds that, while she doesn't have all of the petitions in yet, there are "well over 1,000" on the ones that have been returned. She says that, in her experience, people's knowledge of the proposed test ranges from completely uninformed to some who claim they're going to move away. The petition is at a number of local businesses, and Boscarato has been stationed outside the post office for many days.

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