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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Proposed Tire Burning Plant Is Upwind From Potter/McKean Counties

Developers say energy plant will bring jobs, won't impact environment

MEADVILLE -- The developers of a proposed power plant in Crawford County predict the tires-to-energy facility will release tons of pollution into the atmosphere each year.

But the toxins -- including 253 tons of nitrogen dioxide, 143 tons of sulfur dioxide and 200 tons of particulate matter -- fall below the level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deems to be of "significant impact," according to models created by Crawford Renewable Energy. More...

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

I think they should put it west of Harrisburg and Philly.

Potter County Resident said...

They try to ban us from having an outdoor wood burner and you want to put this in? Um, HELLO!!!! Wood burners definitely produce a lot LESS pollution than this will.

Anonymous said...

And so for the sake of a job for a few, all of the rest of us must suffer with this unbelievable pollution. And what it will do in the long term, what effect it will have on our poor earth and everything living on it...well, we already know that. I agree, build it where the winds will blow into Harrisburg!!

Anonymous said...

Lets drill a gas well in front of this place... So we cover all the bases !

Anonymous said...

Old tires can be recycled and used in much more productive and much less harmful ways, such as mulch for playgrounds and reprocessed to make rubber sidewalk tiles, etc... Why burn them and pollute the air when there are CLEAN burning resources such as natural gas, coal, and wind turbines which are all abundant right here in PA. Just because we can do something and the levels are below what the DEP deems to be hazardous, does not mean that we should...

Anonymous said...

The wind turbines going up in Ulysses township will help blow the pollution away from all of us!

Anonymous said...

Our government is out of control