This video shows it is a national issue, affecting many people and their communities.
There has been a large campaign, with much support over recent times. A planning application to extend the operation of the Eastcroft Incinerator in Nottingham was denied. WRG, the operators of the plant, appealed. This process has now been stopped and a new application has been lodged.
Now, folks have to go round again.
The film explains the background and dangers.
Now, folks have to go round again.
Eastcroft Incinerator – "You can’t polish a turd”
Film about the NAIL from March 2006
Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] is campaigning organisation intent on drawing attention to the incineration of waste at the Eastcroft plant and the proposed expansion of capacity there.
Depending on the wind direction, particulates and gas can be blown about, anywhere in Nottingham. But with the prevailing winds, the Sneinton area is particularly affected.
Nottingham's Eastcroft municipal incinerator is proposing to expand its facility, please support our campaign to prevent the expansion of this unnecessary, highly polluting, poorly regulated plant.
We are campaigning to get our City Council to stop supporting the incinerator, oppose the expansion plans and end its contract with Waste Recycling Group and improve on its appallingly low recycling rate of 9 only %.
We must end the madness of incineration and the continued pollution of our most precious resource, air the substance of life.
We have a right to breath air free of dust, heavy metals, chemicals and substances that we know are highly poisonous and cause cancer.
Incinerators do NOT destroy waste, it is one of the fundamental principles of science that matter can never be destroyed; it can only ever be transformed. Incinerators basically turn rubbish into ash, gases and particulate matter. These gases and the poisons are spewed into the atmosphere, to the air, which we breathe. Eventually they fall to earth where we consume the poisons through our food.
Incinerators DO NOT destroy waste, our rubbish still exists we may see less of it, but we’re inhaling and eating it instead.
Why should the expansion be stopped.
Nottingham City has one of the lowest recycling rates in the country, only 9%. Instead of increasing this to a more acceptable level, it is proposed to increase the incineration rate by building a third line and importing other people’s waste! Proposals could mean that waste is imported in Nottingham from Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and incinerated in Nottingham to poison the residents of Nottingham.
Incinerators are highly polluting and poorly regulated.
They contribute to global warming.
They produce ‘Acid Rain’ gases.
Other wastes include toxic heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium, tin, and other poisons such as PCB's and Dioxins, which are extremely cancerous.
The most poisonous substances, such as PCB's and Dioxins are only spot measured twice a year, so the overall discharged levels are estimated levels.
Traffic delivering rubbish to the plant and removing ash will increase by 50 % leading to local disturbance and pollution.
The incinerator costs Nottingham's Council Tax payers around a £1,000,000 per year.
Much of what the incinerator burns waste, which could otherwise be recycled, thereby reducing pollution & employing more people.
The current plant regularly breaches its authorised emission levels.
Recycling paper uses 67% less energy than manufacturing it from raw wood pulp.
Recycling 1 aluminium drink can save enough energy to run a TV for 5 hours.
Did you know?
Most of Nottingham City’s waste is incinerated, NOT recycled. The proposed expansion will lead to industrial waste being imported from the surrounding area. Manufacturing paper from recycled material not only save forests, but uses a third of the energy requirements than manufacturing it from wood pulp. Up to 80 % of household waste can be recycled. The City Council is losing £1 million per year of your money as a result of its heating contract with the incinerator. A British study of municipal incinerators published in 2000 found that children living within 5km of an incinerator had twice the rate of leukaemia and cancers of other children. The Sint Niklaas incinerator in Belgium met E.U safety limits but was shown to cause a 480% increase in cancer amongst local residents and shortened life spans by 12 years - it was shut down.
Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL]
0845 458 2813
Earlier posts about it all:
NAIL Public Debate - [Nottm Against Incineration and Landfill]
Recycling Art and Banner making at the Sumac
Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill campaigners, hand in petition [Feature]
Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill campaigners, hand in petition
NAIL campaign make further 'banner drops' in Sneinton - piccys 1
NAIL campaign make further 'banner drops' in Sneinton - piccys 2