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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Incinerator firm refuses to take no for an answer

In the first week in October the Guardian's Environment pages made NAIL, (Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill)their campaign of the week:

“Landfill or incineration? The row over which is worse continues. Nail (Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill) have made their decision: they are opposed to both, and their recent victory against Waste Recycling Group's application to expand their Eastcroft incinerator will give all similar campaigns encouragement.”

However, despite the decision of the Nottingham Planning and Control Committee to reject expansion of the city's Eastcroft incinerator, it now seems that WRG are not going to take no for an answer. According to NAIL's latest Communique:

“NAIL has received a letter from WRG announcing that they have lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate, following the refusal of their planning application to expand Nottingham's Eastcroft incinerator. “

However, NAIL are not going to give up now:

“We are all obviously very disappointed and angry at WRG in taking this approach, we believe that they should accept this democratic decision and not subject tax payers to an expensive legal challenge. WRG are attempting to use their power and financial might to overrule a democratic process.

The people and political parties of Nottingham have clearly said NO and this has been reinforced by the Development and Control Committee decision last month. WRG now aim to force their plans on us, however we are determined more than ever to fight on.”

NAIL deserve the full support of everyone who supports waste reduction, re-use and recycling as a waste strategy rather than the New Labour policy which appears to have the long term aim of 40-50% of waste being incinerated, and the short term aim of even larger percentages going to either landfill or incinerators.

The animated incinerator tour on this Irish based anti-incinerator site shows some of the true dangers and stupidity of a waste policy based on mass incineration.



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