Fatal Fire "Accidental"
Claims Incinerator Will Reduce Carbon Footprint
A government approved report claims the waste incinerator planned for Hatfield will actually be better for the environment.
This is in comparison the counties current waste management system.
The incinerator planned for New Barnfield will burn up to 380,000 tonnes of waste a year
Something that has led to complaints from local anti-incineration groups who say it will pollute Hertfordshire
But data thats been calculate by a government-approved system called WRATE claims the incinerator will reduce:
- Carbon Dioxide, which causes global warming
- Sulpher dioxide, which causes acid rain
- 1,4-dichlorobenzene, which pollutes water and is harmful to human health
- Phosphates, which are harmful to aquatic ecosystems
The campaign group Hatfield Against Incineration has disputed these claims.
Paul Zukowsky, who is a University lecturer in Environmental Science, told Heart they have lawyers looking over the report who have found 'huge holes'.
He says Veolia has based the report on the current model but he fears the model could change.
Hertfordshire County Council support the plans for a waste incinerator in New Barnfield
Derrick Ashley, Cabinet Member for Waste, said:
“The information in the WRATE report clearly shows that Veolia’s proposed facility would reduce the county’s carbon emissions and other pollution caused by landfill. These figures make a strong case for building the plant.”
New Firm To Operate On West Coast Mainline By Christmas
Operator begins to more rigorously enforce railway bylaws
New Man Comes From The Metal Industry
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Watford & Hemel Hemstead.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.