Posted on March 20, 2009

Fracking and natural gas exploration 's impact on water - a compendium of resources can be found at the BC Tap Water Alliance website

The BC Climate Action Toolkit offers lots of opportunities for community action

Incineration and Power Boilers
EPA Clean Air Technology Center, 1997 Air Emissions from Scrap Tire Combustion The bottom line is that air emissions are generally low for controlled burns in 100% tire incinerators with appropriate controls, that industrial boilers, cement kilns, paper mills, etc. can burn up to 20 % tire-dreived fuel if it is shredded and dewired and if they have appropriate particulate controls, e.g., electrostatic precipitators, etc. In results from 22 tire-burning facilities, emissions were generally lower with 10-20 % tire derived fuel than with 100 % coal, wood, or fuel oil. The exception was that higher zinc emissions were consistently observed because zinc tends to be emitted on particles too small to be captured by precipitators. Only two facilities had measurements for dioxins.
First Priority Substances List (PSL1): Creosote-impregnated Waste Materials
PCB and PAH Releases from Incineration and Power Generation Processes
Options for Effectively Reducing NOx Emissions in Power Boilers, Paperloop 2003
Technical guidance on mill emissions from Environment Canada for reporting to the National Pollutant Release Inventory
Current air-borne dioxins agreement
Mercury, coal and the USA