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STOP the building of an incinerator in the AIRE VALLEY

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Endless Energy have re-applied for and have been granted  Planning Permission (by BMDC)to build an enormous incinerator - in the middle of this valley - the area of a football pitch and the height of eight double decker buses with a 60m chimney.   Endless Energy are trying to tell us that this is a good thing for local people. It is NOT. It is TERRIBLE for the beautiful Aire valley, AWFUL for the surrounding area and APPALLING for the Environment. The only winner is Endless Energy and associated companies.  WE CAN STOP THIS!

Incinerators are burning waste which could be otherwise recycled. The UK already has enough incinerators to burn our non-recyclable waste so they are burning recyclable waste to keep the incinerators going. The plant will release a cocktail of particulate matter, chemicals, metals, dioxins and furans - the most toxic chemical known to science. The major source of dioxins & furans in the environment come from burning waste!  Experts have warned these are all a major cause of cancers, birth defects, breathing difficulties and heart disease. These poisons will fall over a wide area around the Aire Valley and beyond, wherever the winds take it.

The waste that this plant burns is NOT our local waste. It is commercial and industrial waste brought from anywhere! The plant will NOT bring a major job boom to the area - again as suggested in the local press. In fact a maximum of 80 staff may be required and many of these are already employed by the European operating Company.  Incinerators throughout the country have a maximum staff of about 40.

Local residents will NOT benefit from cheaper energy bills - as was implied in the press.

 The plant will be a huge, ugly, monstrosity clearly visible from thousands of windows and gardens throughout the Aire Valley. Also clearly visible from the grade 1 listed National Trust property. An eyesore in a beautiful valley which will be severely detrimental to the whole area.


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