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Incinerator in disguise behind Energy Generation

Written By mediavigil on Monday, November 03, 2008 | 2:34 AM

Waste from Energy-Incinerator in disguise behind Energy Generation
31st October 2008

Kochi: “The proposed WTE plant in Kochi Port is meant for incineration of hazardous waste”. Purushan Eloor (Research Coordinator, Periyar Anti Pollution Committee) and Jacob V. Lazer (State Treasurer, Peoples Union for Civil Liberties) alleged.

The proposed plant is at Wellington Island in Kochi under the supervision of Cochin Chamber of Commerce which is jointly, implemented by Waste2Energy (New York) and Team Sustain (Kakkanad, Kochi).

“The motivation behind this project is to siphon huge amount of money under Clean Development Mechanism, not Waste managment. The board of directors in both the companies are same and this is the only and first of their project”. They alleged.

“The plan is to burn hazardous wastes like oil sludge, plastics, tyre, rubber and coir etc. under the disguise of municiapl solid waste. Toxic chemical compounds including dioxins will be emitted from this facility despite of higher temperature is maintained and it is going to affect the health and environment of people of Kochi. More over the fly ash residue will pose the next waste issue.”

“It is the naked violation of the Hon’ble Supreme Court Order (14.10.2003) on burning of hazardous Waste by mis classifying them as municipal solid waste”. they pointed.

“The application for consent to install this facility, submitted to the Pollution Control Board office at Kochi was sent to Trivandrum Office for further clarifications”, said Ms. Mythily, Chief Environmental Engineer of Pollution Control Board.

Mr. Purushan and Jacob filed petitions to the Chief Minister and Supreme Court Monitoring Committee to enquire into the issue and to do detailed analysis of this Project.

Purushan Eloor (9446969690)
Jacob V. Lazer (98472 97466)
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