Monday, November 06, 2006

"A Funeral for Clean Air"

Today, Monday, November 6th, International Paper begins its toxic test burn of sludge and tire chips in Ticonderoga, NY, despite the opposition of the people and the government of Vermont and several of its customers.

This plant, whose products include the Hammermill line of office copy paper, will burn used tires for the next two weeks to try to make the case that they do not need to install pollution control devices.

On Sunday, the Burlington Free Press ran a comprehensive article with new details on the tire burn.

Organizations such as People for Less Pollution will hold what Joanna Colwell of the group called "a funeral for clean air," today at the plant and continue to challenge International Paper to be accountable.

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