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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cancer prevention group informs public in incinerator risks

Prevent Cancer Now, a Canadian organization focusing on the environmental causes of cancer, has launched a new web initiative to inform the public about the carcinogenic substances emitted by waste incinerators.

In an article in the current issue of Solid Waste and Recycling, PCN's incineration campaign coordinator Linda Gasser is quoted as saying: "Neither the politicians singing the praises of incineration, nor the consultants hired to lobby for or obtain approvals, are giving the public the information they need to assess the full impacts of incineration projects."

The PCN's incineration page offers background information and a petition.

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