Permission Decision

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Plans for the incinerator were first approved in 2013 by Gloucestershire County Council, but were scuppered by delays in planning permission. Following a change in local government however, the new council’s planning committee refused planning consent for the incinerator on the grounds that, by the end of the waste contract, the technology would be antiquated and ‘inflexible’. […]

Air Quality Index AQI

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How Does the AQI Work? Think of the AQI as a yardstick that runs from 0 to 500. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. For example, an AQI value of 50 represents good air quality with little potential to affect public health, while […]

No Excuse For Not Monitoring

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Filtration of the waste gases and particles is possible now to a very high standard and so there is no excuse for not monitoring at the exhaust stack exit and nearby. Disclosure of these figures must be available to the public at all times, if the incinerator does get built. However, there are many other […]

Incineration

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The process of incineration marks a real threat to our breathable air. The concentrations of gaseous and particulate exhaust from an incinerator at exit into the air are so high that it means they are instant death. It is only by mixing with the air that the concentrations of these air additives are diluted enough […]

The Incineration Industry Tells Lies.

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There is a lot of money to be made in burning waste. The principle is very simple. Waste is bulky and visible. Make it invisible and claim that you are providing a solution! The products of incineration are highly toxic ash of mixed elements along with gases and particulates invisible to the naked eye. Voila! […]

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SAAG Editorial: Issue 1

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Notes from the Editor – Jonathan Whittaker. We are in the middle of a UK General Election and the subject of the Incinerator at Javelin Park cannot be removed from the political arena because of what one political party has done. We are in the mess that we are in because the Conservative County Council […]