Letters to the Editor

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Tag: adage

Aug.
18th

BIOMASS: Critics ignore existing pollution sources

Re: Residents ignored on incinerator (letter, 8-13).

The writer and others from Shelton are worried about the biomass energy plant proposed for their city, but they don’t seem to be worried about the wood smoke presently produced from old stoves used for home heating. These are a significant source of pollution during the cold months in the Puget Sound area. Apparently, unhealthy wood smoke from a lot of small sources is OK, while emissions from a big corporate project are not.

A modern biomass energy plant incorporates preheated combustion air delivered at a controlled rate and technology to capture particulates

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June
24th

BIOMASS: Incinerator doesn’t make sense

We live in Mason County because it has clean air and water (mostly). I just can’t see allowing a biomass incinerator, spewing particulates too small to see, to take that away from us.

Why send our federal stimulus dollars to a French company (AREVA), partnered with a North Carolina company (Duke Energy of Hanford), incorporated in Maryland, that will sell the energy to California?

This project makes no business sense without federal and state subsidies. I just can’t see it.