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Incinerator towns not worth visiting
To the Editor,
Garbage burning is an unquestionable bad choice.
Transporting, barging and storing of waste is costly and environmentally unbecoming. Incinerators emit carbon dioxide and produce toxic ash that needs to be landfilled. Burning discharges in the air toxic dioxins, mercury and cadmium and other nanoparticles that make a joke of even the most sophisticated filtration systems.
This likelihood of our children and young people getting slowly poisoned over time or prospects of having property values swiftly plunging is indisputably not funny.
Visitors and the cruise ship tours will not find a garbage incinerator town a worthwhile attraction.
Vancouver Island residents should voice their opposition on this important matter by contacting city councillors.