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Burying waste is a concern, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

He insists that we should be told if our councillors are thinking of investing in this industry and it appears he assumes that all would be concerned if this ‘dirty polluting industry’ was once again on their radar.

We all know how energised everyone became when the Saddlebow incinerator project was looking like a possibility and how the objectors crowed when it was abandoned and a hefty £30 million was handed over to Cory Wheelabrator in compensation for the failed contract.

Rubbish for collection.
Rubbish for collection.

Once the crowing stopped and the champagne dried up, I wonder if any of those celebrating protestors ever think about where the thousands and thousands of tonnes of black bin waste goes now? Mr Wilkie brands the incineration of waste as dirty and polluting, but how would he describe the burying of this household waste in the soil under your feet? Uncontrolled and unknown outcomes remain for future generations who will reap the benefit from the uncontrolled decomposition of this stuff. Everyday more waste arrives at the landfill sites and everyone who fought to retain this method of disposing of our rubbish should think about what they have achieved. Incinerators may have a variable record in the past but they can be controlled and monitored which is more than can be said for a solution which merely buries our rubbish out of sight and out of our tiny minds.

Steve Mackinder



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