Thursday April 9, 2020

Election candidates face burning issue

When it comes to red-hot local issues, few spark more public anxiety and downright hostility than the prospect of a toxic incinerator on the doorstep.

21st January, 2006

When it comes to red-hot local issues, few spark more public anxiety and downright hostility than the prospect of a toxic incinerator on the doorstep.

But government politicians will have to grasp this nettle shortly with plans for up to nine regional incinerator plants across the country.

The public’s hostility to incinerators is often attributed to the ‘Nimby’ (not in my backyard) effect among local residents. Yet politicians have hardly shown a lead in embracing...

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