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Dorothy Skrytek

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  • Comment on: Research clears incinerators of causing birth defects

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 28 November, 2018 1:23 pm

    FYI a list of 'parameters' for dioxin contamination in babies
    *cleft palate
    *facial deformities
    *fingers and toes missing
    *heart defects
    *born with cancer
    *dumbness
    *neural tube defects
    *paralysis
    *born with convulsions
    *deafness
    Dioxins in pregnancy may affect the reproductive system of male infants. Exposure to dioxins during pregnancy is associated with endocrine-disrupting effects in male infants. Associated with male infertility in adulthood
    Legacy of dioxin in Vietnam and Corby, & worldwide, still ongoing https://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline/story/children-agent-orange

  • Comment on: Research clears incinerators of causing birth defects

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 28 November, 2018 1:05 pm

    Birth defects were NOT studied. Dioxin is a known cause https://t.co/TPOinjqGZ8
    How long will we have to wait for that study

  • Comment on: Council takes out loan to save money on PFI incinerator

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 28 November, 2018 12:26 pm

    Laughable if it weren't so serious.Reduction, reuse, recycling, composting are cheaper than incineration, less carbon-intensive and don't cause Deaths Brought Forward. https://friendsoftheearth.uk/groups/derby/709

  • Comment on: Threat to council leader in incinerator row

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 21 November, 2018 2:40 pm

    Thanks. On top of that, energy-to-waste, high-carbon, biomass/plastics incineration means the end of reduction, reuse & recycling. And its more expensive than recycling https://friendsoftheearth.uk/groups/derby/news/derby-city-derbyshire-county-council-DEFRA-PFI-bid-reveals-recycling-cheaper-than-incineration

  • Comment on: UKWIN incineration report ‘deeply flawed’

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 26 October, 2018 9:31 am

    FYI carbon dioxide emissions from waste-of-energy plants. Hugh found that, on mass balance terms, more energy is wasted than actually produced. PLus recycling has to end, so that more 'organics' and 'calorifics' are destroyed, instead of being reduced, reused and recycled. Incineration companies need more than just 'residual' waste, which, in any case, can be designed out. Derby had nearly 50% recycling rates until the incineration contract was signed, when it dropped to 35%, as reducible, recyclables and compostables are needed for destruction.In the case of the latter, soils around the world are becoming unworkable as we mass-use artificial fertilisers instead of carbon-sequestering, nutrient-providing, floodrisk-alleviating compost  http://tinyurl.com/opzh8ux

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