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E-M:/ Out of state trash/Granholm/waste incineration



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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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On Michigan Public Radio Tuesday evening it was mentioned about
how Governor Granholm thinks out of state trash coming into Michigan 
can be turned into an advantage for Michigan because is can be subjected 
to waste-to-energy treatment like in Sweden.

Assuming this was a correct rendition of what she said, I've really 
got to wonder about the kind of advice Granholm has been getting.

Is it possible that Granholm is/was totally oblivious to the entire 
Detroit Incinerator debacle?   From the standpoint of airborne toxicants, 
trash combustion is one of the worst fuels you can use.   And the 
economics of trash to energy have also been fairly disastrous for 
Detroit.   Why would other states pay high tipping fees at MSW
incinerators when they can dump more cheaply in Michigan landfills?


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