Lettera aperta di AugustAmbiente, Decontaminazione Sicilia,
Costituente Ecologista e Comitato Cittadino Isola Pulita
Hon. President of the Region Raffaele Lombardo
Dear Mr President Lombardo, we appreciate your responsible position on the Waste Plan which, in fact, clear the four incinerators Cuffaro, but we remain disappointed by the decision to use CDR as co-fuel in the cement for the following reasons:
1. it is always used for combustion, with the aggravating circumstance that the cement plants are more polluting incinerators because they do not have specific systems for dust suppression and even less of micropollutants, and authorized emission limits higher (the limit for dioxins ranging from 0.1 nanograms / cu in incinerators 10 ng / mc in cement, that is 100 times more!). Furthermore, since the operating temperature of cement higher than those of incinerators, emissions, and in particular the nanoparticolato (consisting mainly heavy metals), are even larger; also the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency ) found significant increases of mercury, one of the most toxic compounds to humans, in the emissions of cement supplied by CDR. In the U.S. cement manufacturers are required to indicate on the containers of cement obtained using CDR, the message "cement obtained by co-Cdr fuel, such as cement is hazardous to health due to the release of heavy metals by products made with it ;
2. discouragement of recycling and, in fact, opening the import of CDR, as evidenced by the policy of the incinerators. Furthermore, using the CDR as co-fuel, there is a substantial reduction in the recycling of valuable materials such as paper, cardboard and plastics, and jobs;
3. in fact worsen the plan Cuffaro, from 4 to 6 incinerators (quanti sono i cementifici in Sicilia): a Modica e Ragusa, entrambe zone vocate alla zootecnia ed alla serricoltura, con conseguenti irreparabili danni economici, a Catania, allocato in pieno centro urbano che determinerebbe l’aumento di traffico pesante e di conseguenza dell’inquinamento acustico e da polveri, a Priolo, in piena area industriale, già fortemente compromessa, ad Isola delle Femmine (PA) ed a Porto Empedocle (AG), questi due ultimi in aree urbane a forte vocazione turistica.
Signor Presidente, questi tre motivi ci preoccupano particolarmente, e La invitiamo a riprendere la strada che tutto il mondo civile ha ormai da tempo intrapreso e cioè “l’Obiettivo Zero Waste "which focuses on recycling and considers and uses waste as a resource.
is it possible that, with scientific knowledge about the devastating health and environmental damage, caused by emissions from incineration plants, we can still continue on the old road of the incinerators' heat-devalued "the environment , health and waste?
is at least as complicated to build a composting plant for the province to require municipalities to enable the collection centers and build those facilities, very clean, which transform the non-recyclable fraction of MSW in artificial sand for good l’edilizia, come sia fa a “Vedelago”?
Il tutto, se si vuole, è realizzabile in tempi brevi, con costi inferiori rispetto agli impianti di CDR e con la creazione di più posti di lavoro puliti.
Augusta, 7 marzo 20010
f.to Giacinto Franco per “AugustAmbiente”
f.to Luigi Solarino per “Decontaminazione Sicilia” firstname.lastname@example.org
f.to Pino Ciampolillo per “Movimento Cittadino Isola Pulita” email@example.com
f.to Paul Pantano for "Constituent Environmentalist" firstname.lastname@example.org
Waste Plan, critical environmental organizations
March 8, 2011 - 14:50
Four environmental organizations write to the President of Sicily Region Raffaele Lombardo to express their disappointment about the new waste plan presented yesterday by the governor. "We appreciated the statement, signed by AugustAmbiente, Decontamination Sicily Island Constituent Environmentalist and Clean City Committee, responsible for its initiative to clear the 4-energy plant planned but by Cuffaro but we remain disappointed by the decision to use the CDR, or refuse derived fuel, cement, because they are more polluting incinerators because they do not have specific dust suppression systems and authorized emission limits higher. "For the environmental groups would also discourages the recycling and waste would be even worse Plan Cuffaro, from 4 to 6 incinerators (as the number of cement factories in Sicily): Modica, Ragusa, Catania, Priolo, Harbour Island and Empodocle of these females last two in urban areas with a strong tourist vocation. For environmentalists the only possible solution is "Objective Zero Waste "which focuses on recycling and considers and uses garbage as a resource, providing at least a composting plant for the province, forcing the municipalities to enable the collection centers and build those facilities, very clean, which transform the fraction of MSW can not be recycled in good artificial sand for construction. The all-concludes the statement - it is done swiftly, with lower costs than the systems with CDR and the creation of more jobs clean.http://www.teleoccidente.it/wp/17071/piano-rifiuti-critiche-le-associazioni-ambientaliste.html
cement plants and equipment in which case
incineration of waste are among
unhealthy industries first class
under Article 216 of the Consolidated
health of Laws (listed
published in OJ No. 220 of 20/09 / 1994).
the meaning of Article 1 of the Constitution of
Italian Republic, the citizens have certainly
the right to comment on the presence
industries in the territory of which the law
classifies as a serious source of unhealthiness.
The cement not able
to comply with the regulations
if converted to the activity of
waste incineration, which is
di per sé problematica anche in
impianti appositamente progettati
per tale esclusivo scopo .
NON tutte le sostanze prodotte
dei rifiuti sono filtrabili nemmeno
con il ricorso alle più moderne
LA combustione di rifiuti produce si ha
la formazione di ingenti quantità di
particolato ultrafine , che ha
dimostrato di avere effetti
gravissimi sulla salute umana e
di possedere anche azione
mutagena e genotossica.
Nelle popolazioni esposte alle
emissioni di inquinanti provenienti
da inceneritori sono stati segnalati
numerosi effetti avversi sulla salute
sia neoplastici che di altro tipo.
GLI studi riportano aumenti di
cancro a: fegato, laringe, stomaco,
colon-retto, vescica, rene, mammella.
Increase in female births and
thyroid, diabetes, ischemia,
chronic lung disease
aspecifiche, bronchiti, allergie,
Il paesaggio , tutelato dall'articolo 9 della
Costituzione, DEVE ESSERE
AL centro delle NOSTRE valutazioni.
Chiediamo la immediata
DELOCALIZZAZIONE DELLA ITALCEMENTI
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