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Residents Against the Richmond Valley Incinerator (RAVI) and community members have planned a rally for tomorrow to alert the community about the issues surrounding waste incinerators and the problems they bring.

The rally will be held at the potential site for a waste incinerator in Casino, tomorrow, Saturday 26 November.

The rally will start at 11am on Reynolds Road, Casino.

Community members will be rallying to voice their concerns and objection to the proposal for a waste incinerator for Casino at this location with speakers including Jo Immig, Greg Clancy, Leon Ankersmit, Adam Guise, David Tomlinson, Dr Jurriaan Beek, Peter Nielsen and candidates for the upcoming NSW State Election.


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12 COMMENTS

  1. This proposed ultra-modern facility will service all local council area and mitigate landfill.
    So, it will be saving the environment + millions of rate-payer dollars via the impost of NSW government land-fill levies.
    Recognise that the present parlous situation involving garbage trucked into Qld/Ballina cannot continue forever.
    Remember too – there will be quite a few local jobs on offer.
    But have your nimby demo by all means.

    • So right Rob , this ultra -modern fascility will burn with such high temperatures it will be able to disperse the pcbs, toxic metals and unknown new contaminants produced in the toxic cocktails of the airborne plume, to all areas of the Northern Rivers, especially the Byron coast where the prevailing winds will concentrate the poisons and when combined with the sea-spray, should prevent the worst of the neurotoxins and carcinogens from overly contaminating
      the South Pacific.
      It is so good to see people , such as yourself, who are prepared to shoulder your share of the nation’s untreatable toxins and it gives hope for the inevitable dispersal of our radioactive stock-pile, which could be spread in the same democratic manner that you advocate. It’s about time Byron got it’s share of KARMA
      Cheers, G”)

  2. Rob L, “saving the environment”, C’mon man, you can’t be serious.

    We have a right to breath clean air, the air around us not some sort of convenient dumping ground for pollution.
    All the jobs in the world doesn’t justify the chimney stack sending its toxic mixture – as Ken has pointed out above- for all the inhale.
    But maybe you are a tobacco smoker and think that inhaled incinerator toxins will further increase your life health prospects.

    • No Joachim, bad luck – I’m not a smoker- and neither are high-temp modern incinerators.
      You obviously haven’t seen one in operation – yet you feel you can still spread opinionated/populist views ?

  3. Ken – love your sarcasm, so often ‘the lowest form of wit’.
    I thought the idea of such modern high temperature incinerators was the destruction of the “nasties” in our land-fill waste?
    From my own research on this process, this seems to be the case.
    I have used a smaller one of these for destruction of bulk documents.
    Combined with the air- blower + high temperatures, there was no discernable smoke or smell emitted.
    What did your independent research turn up, Ken?
    Or is this Rally just another Green political “shock-horror toxin” vote-gatherer?

    • Oh Rob, I’m obviously hurt to the quick.
      My obviously inadequate attempts to connect on mutual level of understanding , has been misconstrued as sarcasm, I come from a time and place where we were encouraged to humour those with ‘interesting ‘ ideas of reality.
      I had no idea, from your previous posts, that you understood the concept of “independent research” and I wonder was it Sky News or YouTube where you learnt that incineration could magically disappear the “nasties” or was it the air-blower and high temperatures with “no discernable smoke or smell emitted” from your inconvenient tax records , that convinced you that real research is invalid when shows that these methods merely produce new and untested chemical compounds , many of which are magnitudes of toxicity above the raw materials combusted ! ????
      There is a ‘scientist ‘ by the name of Bjorn Lomborg , whom I’m sure you would identify with, as he is well known for producing ‘research’ that will validate any of this nonsense, for a substantial fee.
      Of course my degree in Environmental Science pales into insignificance compared to your ” independent research” and is obviously “just another Green political “shock-horror toxin” vote-gatherer”….. you poor deluded man!
      Cheers, G”)

      • Please Ken – elucidate us with your ES degree in this debate, it is sorely and genuinely needed.
        I’m sure all of us ‘deluded’ public ‘ would be “all ears” to hear your wisdom and guidance in your data.
        Please contribute – rather than slurring and getting personal.
        Grow up mate – step up to the plate with your data on this specific proposal – not just mouthing crass superiority, whimsey and insults.

  4. HANG ON A MINUTE! ALL YOU CLEVER PEOPLE, NO ONE HAS EVEN CONSIDERED HOW IS ALL THIS WASTE GOING TO GET TO CASINO? DOES THAT MEAN TRUCK AFTER FULL TRUCKS THUNDERING ALONG OUR POORLEY MAINTAINED ROADS TO GET TO CASINO? WHERE WILL ALL THE WASTE BE STORED IN TIMES OF FLOODING WHEN THE ROADS ARE CLOSED ? WILL THERE BE A TIME CURFEW ON NOISE POLUTION? HAS ANY ONE MENTIONED HOW BIG THESE FACILITIES ARE? COME ON EVERY ONE PUT YOUR THINKING CAPS ON.

  5. Rob L, please tell us more about the ‘clean air’ that comes out of chimney stacks.
    So clean that you’ll be at the top of the stack, breathing in all the ‘clean air’ to show how good it is for us, yeah.

    There is a follow up to this incinerator issue in today’s 28/11 The Echo for you to catchup on.
    Incinerator = poison air, case closed.

    • Well – We still haven’t got the ‘pollution details’ on this proposed development by RVC.
      Emotion, personal insults, simplistic rhetoric, slagging, bullying, fear – yes certainly – we have had all of these typical gambits.
      But still no objective analysis of these claims.
      I strongly suspect the protesters and their green political supporters don’t know it either!

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