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Ciudad de México, lunes 6 de agosto, 2018. Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil firmantes celebran las declaraciones  de la virtual jefa de gobierno de la Ciudad de México, Claudia Sheinbaum, sobre la cancelación del proyecto de la planta de termovalorización, dado que  existe evidencia y datos suficientes que demuestran la inviabilidad ambiental, cultural y económica de  este tipo de obras. 

Comunicado de Prensa por la masacre de

San Juan de Sacatepéquez 

FUNAM INFORMA

Fundación para la defensa del ambiente

29 de Septiembre de 2014 

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Denuncian muertes en Guatemala en zona asediada por instalación de cementera
 

ELAC – ECOWASTE COALITION – IPEN PRESS RELEASE

5 June 2018, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

Incineration is not the solution.  

At a press conference coinciding with the observance of the World Environment Day, environmental advocates from Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines made a strong case against waste-to-energy (WtE) incineration touted as a solution to the garbage crisis.

Organized by the Environmental Legal Assistance Center (ELAC), EcoWaste Coalition and IPEN*, the press event shed light on the pitfalls of incinerating discards from an environmental, health and socio-economic standpoint.

“This event is being held against a backdrop of increasing concern over the plan of the Puerto Princesa City government to put up a P2.1 billion WtE gasification plan that will burn the city’s discards estimated at 100 metric tons per day,” said Atty. Gerthie Mayo-Anda, Executive Director, ELAC.  “We hope the city government will hear us out, rethink its plan and opt for holistic waste prevention and reduction strategies to cut the volume of discards requiring final disposal.”

Contactos:

México: Jorge Tadeo Vargas (Frente de Comunidades en Contra de la Incineración) +5217226690791

Chile: Eduardo Giesen (Basura Cero Chile ) +56991630995 / Magdalena Donoso (GAIA ) +56 9 9652 6550

Argentina: Cecilia Bianco (Taller Ecologista) +54 9 341 6 626962

 

This new report was prepared by IPEN to address a major source of POPs contamination of the environment that is often overlooked, underestimated or incorrectly classified in risk assessments, exposure scenarios and regulatory controls on waste. Ash and other residues from waste incineration contain dioxins, furans (PCDD/Fs) and a range of other highly toxic POPs at levels which are a threat to human health and the environment. Current management practices and regulatory threshold levels for POPs that contaminate incinerator residues are not preventing releases of POPs into agricultural settings, the food chain and the broader environment.

Please see a 2-page Brief for Stockholm Convention COP 8 Delegates about this report here: Waste Incinerator Ash Poisons the Food Chain

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