Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League

BREDL Stop Incineration Campaign

"Think B.I.G." (Beyond Incinerating Garbage)
Economic Forum

BREDL Chapter People for Clean Mountains will sponsor the “Think B.I.G.” (Beyond Incinerating Garbage) Economic Forum, 5-9 p.m. this Thursday, June 27, in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library, 212 South Gaston St., Brevard, NC.

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League Calls For "Second Opinion" on
Health Effects of Biomass Incineration

Second Opinion
Sept. 6, 2011: Candor NC- Tonight at a meeting organized by Candor citizens concerned about a proposed biomass incinerator to be operated by NC-CHP 1 LLC, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League released their white paper Second Opinion: The Medical Profession Diagnoses Biomass Incineration. The white paper compiles statements of concern from medical organizations and professionals across the country who oppose biomass incineration.

Read BREDL Press Release
Download - Second Opinion: The Medical Profession Diagnoses Biomass Incineration.

Poultry Waste Gasification
Impacts on the Environment and Public Health

Poultry Waste Gasification
June 2011: At high temperatures used in poultry waste gasification, toxic metals including arsenic, hydrochloric and sulfuric acids, and ozone-forming nitrogen oxides would be released. Also, dioxins and furans would be created in the cooling process following the burning of chlorinated compounds and cellulose. These poisons are dangerous at extremely low levels and modern pollution control devices do a poor job of reducing these emissions into the atmosphere.

Download the BREDL Technical Report: Poultry Waste Gasification - Impacts on the Environment and Public Health

Medical Waste Incinerator Closed Down!
Campaign Victory Declared by Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and our chapter Citizens for a Healthy Environment

Second Opinion
May 2011: Public education, community determination and direct action defeat bureaucratic inertia, financial influence and political pressure. BMWNC is closed! A May 11, 2011 letter to Mecklenburg County's air permit chief from incinerator manager Lewis Renfro states the company has “ceased operations at the incineration facility in Matthews, NC and has begun the process of decommissioning the site.”

League Granted Permission to Intervene Against ReVenture
NC Utilities Commission Order Issued Today

April 7, 2011: Today the North Carolina Utilities Commission issued an order granting Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League’s petition to intervene in ReVenture Park Investment’s request for a declaratory ruling (by lisa miranda). The order is in response to the League’s petition to intervene filed on Monday. 

BREDL Press Release | Commission Chairman’s order

Proposed 20Mw Incinerator at ReVenture Park

March 8, 2011: A Charlotte company plans to build and operate a waste incinerator at the proposed ReVenture Park in the Catawba River District of Mecklenburg and Gaston counties. According to ReVenture project developers, the incinerator could burn wood scraps, garbage and sewage sludge in a 20 megawatt waste-to-energy plant.

BREDL Fact Sheet and Map