Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/634/10073

From The Socialist newspaper, 4 August 2010

Stop the Cardiff incinerator

Nearly 100 local residents and campaigners turned out at the end of July to lobby the Environment Agency (EA) against granting environmental permission to waste management company Viridor's proposed Cardiff incinerator.

Edmund Schluessel

Cardiff Stop the Incinerator (CSI) lobbied the Environment Agency for five hours, asking probing questions which showed deep flaws in their draft decision.

The EA has requested additional written comments on at least four of CSI's points: air quality management, health effects of incineration, handling of leftover ash, and consultation with the area's parents and children.

The EA was forced to admit that their information on Cardiff's air quality was at least three years out of date and missed the emergence of an "Air Quality Management Area" covering the Cardiff Royal Infirmary and directly in the path of any output from the incinerator.

Campaigners have also found that the EA's position on the cancer link with incinerators is based on a single study from 2000, ignoring the decade of intervening research which shows a clear connection between living near an incinerator and developing liver cancer, kidney cancer or non-Hodgkins' lymphoma.

Dr Max Wallis explained how Viridor had provided no real plan for handling ash from the incinerator.

The fly ash and bottom ash produced by incineration contain concentrated toxic chemicals such as cadmium and dioxins, and the 18 tonnes a day the incinerator would produce would either be stored in Cardiff or transported miles overland, risking spills and accidents, and landfilled.

CSI opposes incinerators, not just in Cardiff, but everywhere; we say no to the Cardiff incinerator, no to the Merthyr incinerator, and no to the Barry Dock pyrolisis plant, another form of incinerator.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 4 August 2010:

We need 'biggest movement since poll tax'


Anti-cuts campaign

'Radical' cuts require serious action

Waltham Forest's Labour council faces opposition

Coventry campaigners fight cuts of 140 million

Swansea trades council leads battle for services

Campaigners answer Bristol's 'Big Conversation'

Cuts news: Mental health services facing the axe

NSSN pledged to fight cuts


War and occupation

Troops out now!

Afghanistan: US strategy in disarray


Accademies

Oppose divisive academies policy


Workplace news and analysis

Talks resume at British Airways

Angry workers strike over pay freeze and bosses' bonuses

Fighting fire service cuts

Witch-hunted Unison activist wins tribunal


Workplace Debate

Unite general secretary election


Youth fight for jobs

We won't be a lost generation, fight for jobs and education!

No to privatisation of our universities

For real jobs, not slave labour


Environment and socialism

Profiting from wrecking the environment

Stop the Cardiff incinerator

Save Wanstead Flats


Tamil Solidarity

Daily Mail admits guilt over smearing Tamil hunger striker


Socialist Party LGBT

Campaigning at Leeds Pride


Socialist Party events

Book now for the summer camp!

Socialism 2010 - a weekend of discussion and debate


International socialist news and analysis

Love Parade catastrophe was entirely preventable

Garment workers demand a living wage


Socialist Party news and analysis

Asda profiting from low pay

Tories put profits before patients

Rich just carry on getting richer

Fast news


Review & Comment

The howlers' world and ours

How the banks rip us off


 

Facebook   Twitter

Home   |   The Socialist 4 August 2010   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Bookshop






Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Related links:

Cardiff:

triangle'Socialist case against the EU' TUSC tour kicks off

triangle"Where's Carwyn?"

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: Everyday sexism

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: How capitalism breeds crime

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: What will a socialist society look like?

Incinerator:

triangleDevon - waste incinerator plan shelved

triangleDevon residents against incinerators: Alternative waste schemes needed

triangleDevon residents against incinerators

triangleWaltham Forest anti-incinerator campaign: Residents get results

Environment:

triangleBoris hid killer air report

triangleCanada: fire devastates Fort McMurray

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: Socialism and the Environment

Children:

triangleMay Day demo says: no cuts to childrens' centres!

triangleLet kids be kids: children 'strike' against Sats tests

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

27/5/16

Sheffield

BIS office closure: Anger and determination to fight on

27/5/16

EU

June meetings on the EU Referendum

27/5/16

Kazakhstan

Solidarity with protesters in Kazakhstan

25/5/16

UCU

University lecturers strike for fair pay

25/5/16

Wales TUC

Motion passed for no-cuts council budgets

25/5/16

NSSN

Link the strikes - come to the NSSN conference

25/5/16

BMA

Tories forced back in junior doctors' dispute

25/5/16

Union

Workplace news in brief

25/5/16

Conductors

Train conductors strike to keep their role

25/5/16

Them & Us

Them & us

25/5/16

Lancashire

Chorley A&E battle

25/5/16

Coventry

Coventry sees off EDL

25/5/16

Environment

Boris hid killer air report

25/5/16

Socialist Party

Fight to win: join the Socialists!

25/5/16

Waltham Forest

Campaigning for a people's plan for Waltham Forest

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...

triangle27 May BIS office closure: Anger and determination to fight on

triangle25 May Austria - Hofer defeated, but far-right threat remains

triangle25 May EU referendum can bring the Tories down

triangle25 May University lecturers strike for fair pay

triangle25 May Motion passed for no-cuts council budgets

triangle25 May Link the strikes - come to the NSSN conference

triangle25 May Tories forced back in junior doctors' dispute

More ...

triangle1 Jun Salford Socialist Party: Leveson, Murdochgate and the press

triangle1 Jun Cardiff West Socialist Party: How capitalism breeds crime

triangle2 Jun London TUSC: The socialist case against the EU

triangle2 Jun Leicester Socialist Party: Fighting the far right

More ...

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Find us on Facebook

Archive

Categories

1-9 

1-9 


Archives:

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice