BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE LEAGUE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEAGUE CALLS FOR SECOND OPINION ON HEALTH EFFECTS OF BIOMASS INCINERATION
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.
In an April 19, 2010 letter to North Carolina Department of
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Dee Freeman, the
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians stated, Biomass
burning of poultry litter and wood wastes creates emissions of
particulate matter that research has shown increase the risk of
premature death, asthma, chronic bronchitis and heart disease.
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