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 Durham Region has built
an Incinerator

If Durham Region has its way, your children’s health could go up in smoke!

Regional Council has voted to build the incinerator.

But the fight is not over - we are fighting to get proper and acceptable monitoring,
something we were promised but the Region decided to reneg on that promise, and many others.

from GAIA, April 2010

Download Flyer & Fact Sheet - August 2009

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Incinerators spew emissions that can cause asthma, cancer, congenital defects and cognitive impairments in children.

That’s why 75 Durham doctors have spoken out against incineration.

Durham Region wants to spend $272 million of your money to build a garbage-burning incinerator in Clarington.

If the Region gets its way, that’ll mean:

• 140,000 tonnes of garbage up in smoke, every day, to start, with plans to increase capacity in future

• At least 77 fully-loaded tractor-trailers on our roads

• Almost a quarter-billion in taxpayer dollars spent on a public-private partnership (P3)

• 68 schools within a ten-kilometer radius of incinerator Ground Zero

Is that the future you want for your children?

There are better ways to manage Durham’s waste stream!

• Expand recycling
• Green Bin programs
• Composting
• More waste diversion

To thank all councillors who voted against the incinerator, click here

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Contacts for Continued Incinerator fight
now that Durham Region has approved the EA, the Province will have the last say.

We now have a new Minister of the Environment, the Hon. John Wilkinson. It is important NOT TO ASSUME that any information that may have already conveyed to his predecessor has been carried over to him. In addition, if incineration opponents are perceived as "having faded away", this could greatly reduce the effects of past efforts.
Please write to Minister Wilkinson, urging him not to approve the proposed Durham Incinerator.


Using the Postal Service Using E-Mail
Hon. John Wilkinson
Minister of the Environment
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto ON
M7A 2T5
Hon. John Wilkinson  
Constituency office:
Hon. John Wilkinson wilkinson.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

contact from website:

Gord Miller
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
1075 Bay Street, Suite 605
Toronto, ON M5S 2B1
Tel: (416) 325-3377
Toll-Free: 1-800-701-6454
Fax: (416) 325-3370
Attn: Gord Miller
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

The Regional Municipality of Durham
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 6A3

Att’n: Durham Regional Council

Office of the Clerk,
Att’n: Durham Regional Council 


Municipality of Clarington Municipal Office
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, Ontario
L1C 3A6

Att’n: Clarington Municipal Council

Office of the Clerk,
Att’n: Clarington Municipal Council


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