Don’t become collateral damage

There are some stupid people in the world and it seems that some of them managed to get elected ...

There are some stupid people in the world and it seems that some of them managed to get elected and allegedly represent the public interest on the waste management committee of Metro Vancouver.

I am, of course, referring to the proposed waste-to-energy plant (WTE) for handling combustible waste materials, most of which can be recycled. That takes effort, but some still think that burning is the best.

They are under the illusion that once incinerated, the bad is made good, as if by some magical process.

Wherever incinerators are installed, the health of those living downwind deteriorates. Various cancers and respiratory problem rates go up, and people die before their time.

While it is hard to directly lay the blame on the WTE plant, because the origin of the offending particulates are hard to pinpoint, and health authorities don’t bother to investigate, but the figures speak for themselves.

And now they want to burn hazardous materials too!

Speak up people. Let these crazy politicians know that you don’t share their enthusiasm for WTE. Do you want to become collateral damage?

Gary Huntbatch