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Corner Brook mill defends plan to burn tires for energy in Newfoundland

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Corner Brook mill defends plan to burn tires for energy in Newfoundland

November 30, 2010 - 07:52
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CORNER BROOK, NF, Nov. 30, 2010 (The Western Star) -Corner Brook Pulp and Paper believes it does have the right technology to successfully burn tire-derived fuel without breaching any environmental guidelines for pollutants.

In recent coverage of the paper mill's proposal to burn shredded tire material in a test trial, some of the plan's critics have said the mill does not have the most advanced technology in its boiler or in its stacks to effectively burn off or remove harmful materials generated during the process.

In particular, those opposed think the mill should have fluidized bed burners in its boiler system and an electrostatic precipitator in its smoke stack.

The mill did upgrade the technology in its grate, or stoker, style boiler in 2007 and its stacks were fitted out with venturi wet scrubbers and dust collectors in 1995, but does not have the bed burners and precipitator some have called for.

Western Star - Mill confident it can handle tire-derived fuel

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