Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Burning Tyres and Cancer

 The news are coming from Canada :

A potent human carcinogen found in Lafarge Brookfield’s cement kiln dust is making its way onto Nova Scotia’s farm fields 

The Halifax Examiner raised the issue about N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) with the two federal departments with mandates to protect the environment and ensure food safety. Here are their responses.

 

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There is a real and substantial risk that groundwater may become a contaminated source of drinking water if the ash residuals contain [N-nitrosodimethylamine] NDMA and products of incomplete combustion of tires,” writes Hallett, who points to the spectacular way in which this occurred in areas of Ontario from both the manufacturing of chemicals and synthetic rubber for tires, as well as from the Hagersville tire fire, when 10 million tires burned for 17 days.  

Little did Hallett know, NDMA was already present in the CKD — even before scrap tires were included in the fuel mix.   

When the Examiner sent Hallett a copy of the analysis for NDMA, his response was simply, “All of the samples are positive for NDMA well above the detection limit … This means that NDMA is definitely there … and what you’ve got is one of the most powerful carcinogens ever found.” 


 

 

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