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Chronology of Incinerator »
September 29, 2011
Don’t let Oneida Seven Generation Corporation’s Risky Garbage Combustion Project Become Wisconsin’s Solyndra! »
March 10 - Handouts
Dr. Paul Connett, Ph. D. & Brad Angel of Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice 3-10-11 Presentation Hand Outs
- Incinerators: Myths vs. Facts
- Incinerators In Disguise
- Why Burning Brown County Garbage is a Bad Idea
- Greenaction Evaluations of Oneida Pyrolysis Garbage Proposal
- WEAL Position on 7 Gens Incinerator
- Environmental Misrepresentation by 7 Gens
- Incineration - Not safe, Not sensible
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Welcome to the Incinerator Free Brown County (IFBC) website (formerly known as the Biomass Opposition Committee). The IFBC is a group of citizens from Brown County Wisconsin who oppose efforts to build incinerators (by whatever semantic label the incineration industry tries to call their projects, such as pyrolysis, gasification, plasma arc, etc...) in Brown County because of the significant environmental, health, and economic hazards incineration brings to the surrounding area. The IFBC believes everyone in Brown County has a right to cleaner air, soil and water without risking contamination by incinerators.
Currently, the Oneida Seven Generation Corporation is attempting to construct a $23 million, 60,000-square-foot plant that would use incineration labeled pyrolysis gasification to reduce trash to ash and which hopes to generate 5 megawatts of power per day to be sold to Wisconsin Public Service although the permit for the latest location at 1230 Hurlbut Street in the City of Green Bay was revoked by the city of Green Bay for fraud/misrepresentation in obtaining the permit. If one of these facilities is built in Brown County, the affected communities include: Green Bay, Allouez, Howard, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, Ledgeview, Hobart & De Pere.
The IFBC believes trash incineration schemes bring the following impacts for everyone in Brown County:
- Fly-ash contamination of air, soil and water from toxic dioxins, mercury, lead, heavy metals, carbon dioxide and other pollutants will be introduced into the surrounding environment.
- Up to 1330 pounds of toxic fly ash discharged every day creating an extensive fall out hot zone well beyond Lambeau Field.
- Tons of remaining incinerated ash containing the above elements that still needs to have a safe disposal location identified.
- Harmful substances in garbage "fly-ash" can be lethal, causing cancer, heart attacks, strokes, birth defects, asthma and pulmonary disease
- Fly ash toxins enter the food supply and concentrate up through the food chain
- Incinerator workers and people living within 20 miles of incinerators are at particularly high risk
Contamination from this incinerator may force relocation of new and existing businesses and residents and reduce the tax base. More of tax dollars will be needed to replace these lost tax dollars. Incineration is a very expensive means of destroying valuable resources, burning much-needed recycling jobs, and producing minimal electricity. This incinerator scheme brings the following economic impacts for everyone:
- Plummeting property values = higher taxes for everyone else
- Capital intensive and high risk operations, high clean up costs, low profit margins
- Wasteful misallocation of unspent state and federal stimulus money