Incinerator firm tells campaigners: 'You're wrong'
Incinerator bosses have hit out at campaigners saying their 'misinformation is out of proportion'.
Urbaser Balfour Beatty, who want to build a £500million incinerator, have written an open letter to action group Glosvain to allay their fears over the plans.
Glosvain are worried that the burner will put out a toxic cloud which will impact on human health.
But UBB have hit back saying the claims are 'wrong' in order to draw a line under the ongoing debate.
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Javier Peiro, project director, said: "The misinformation is now out of proportion so we want to set out the facts about recovering energy from waste."
Sue Oppenheimer, chairman of Glosvain, said: "Urbaser Balfour Beatty admits that there is pollution coming out of the stack – all that they are disputing is the level of risk.
"The Health Protection Agency is currently testing the risk for infant mortality downwind of incinerators. They will report in 2014. We should wait for the outcome of that.
"Our argument is that this is the wrong technology in wrong place – there is cheaper, less visually intrusive, safer and better technology available and in use in other areas of the country, and currently being built elsewhere by UBB."
You can view the open letter here: http://www.ubbgloucestershire.co.uk/useruploads/files/ubb_response_to_glosvain_plume_maps.pdf
For the full story, see Wednesday's Citizen.