Monday, 29 August 2011

Join us in Splott at Dedication Ceremony Sept 5 1.30

Cardiff Against the incinerator invites all residents to a DEDICATION CEREMONY in Splott -
don't miss the action...Mon Sept 5th at 1.30, Glass Ave, Splott Industrial Estate, the site of Viridor's and Cardiff councils planned toxic waste incinerator 
All welcome Bring children - Respirator masks provided
CONTACT Cardiff Against The Incinerator 
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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Viridor leaves Splott people in the dark

Waste firm determined controversial new incinerator will go ahead

Edmund Schluessel, from the campaign group Cardiff Against the Incinerator, said that it was not surprising that the group should find out about the plans for the Splott plant through the press contacting them.
He said: “It’s further evidence of Viridor’s knowledge that this incinerator project is not needed, even the business case for it is being made obsolete due to rising recycling rates in South Wales by the emergence of better techniques.”
Mr Schluessel added: “We are continuing to work on every level to stop the incinerator in Cardiff and throughout South Wales.
“We are confident that through productive engagement in the up and coming council elections we will be able to do what is necessary to not only stop the incinerator but to ensure that there will not be another put forward.”

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So much for a green capital

So much for a green capital!
South Wales Echo August 5, 2011
NICE one Rodney! What a great idea considering nominating the city of Cardiff for the European Green Capital Award (Echo, July 24), but wait a minute.It was Rodney's merry band of planners who nodded through the planning consent for the proposed Viridor Incinerator, to be sited dangerously near Cardiff Bay and Splott.

The incinerator will burn 350,000 tons of residual waste, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days each year for the next 25 to 30 years. The plan is to burn the waste from Cardiff and district and to truck in waste from the Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly and district, Newport City and from Monmouth and district. This will threaten the health of all the residents and children throughout the city of Cardiff. Oh, and by the way, if Viridor does not get enough waste from us to keep its incinerator working full blast, it will apply to Rodney's merry band of planners, who will duly oblige, and amend the planning restrictions.

Then we could have residual waste from Bristol and Swansea, or residual waste from anywhere rolling or floating into the city, then pop it into the proposed incinerator and zoom it up the chimney and the nano-particulates fly right into our lungs. That's not a very green one, thanks a lot Rodney!The proposed incinerator will give rise to emissions to air, via the chimney/flue stacks, emissions will comprise many gases, healththreatening tiny particles of many dangerous compounds, there would be no limit to the carbon dioxide released. Rodney, this is really bad news for our green city credentials.

I doubt whether Rodney's merry band of planners, bothered to inform the company behind the Cardiff Bay Skyflyer, that when its passengers fly up to the clear blue sky above Cardiff Bay, and the wind is in their direction, they will have to put on their respirators, as they pass through the concentrated direct emission flume, from the proposed incinerator stacks. Not good for bay visitors especially children, Rodney.

Watch out for Prosiect Gwyrdd, the body set up to decide where the South Wales incinerator will be sited, they would love to put it close to Cardiff Bay and Splott, with the help of guess who? Our Rodney.
On second thoughts, Rodney, it might be better to forget this Green Capital thing.
You might get caught up in Trades Description Act.
¦ DAVID PROSSER Rumney, Cardiff