Response to Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) Co-Firing Trial Project Proponent: Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Ltd. (Reg. 1539)

Levesque, Mario and Kelly, Erin and Novakowski, Nick and Parpia, Osman and Hancock, Kim and Ganz, Shoshannah and Philpott, Tom and Curtis, Gerard and Pottle, Susan (2010) Response to Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) Co-Firing Trial Project Proponent: Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Ltd. (Reg. 1539). Project Report. Environmental Policy Institute.

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Abstract

While acknowledging potential economic benefits for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper (CBPP) in using tire-derived fuel (TDF), we remain unconvinced of the net public and environmental health benefits of its use and are concerned with the methodology of the proposed test. We hope that this overview of our concerns can help the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) make an informed decision regarding the testing of TDF at CBPP. Guiding our submission is the precautionary principle, which has been adopted by all relevant parties, including the Government of Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and CBPP. As such and in light of the issues below, it is our position that additional research is required before moving to a test trial. This can be achieved either by conducting a full Environmental Impact Statement, including component studies and additional public hearings, or by rejecting the undertaking outright.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/290
Item ID: 290
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Environmental Policy Institute
Date: 29 November 2010
Date Type: Publication
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