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Howe Sound seeks to add wood debris to fuel source

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Howe Sound seeks to add wood debris to fuel source

June 07, 2010 - 13:26
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PORT MELLON, BC, June 7, 2010 (Local News) -Howe Sound Pulp and Paper (HSPP) is in the midst of an application process with the Ministry of Environment (MOE) that could allow the company to add construction and demolition debris to the list of fuels it can burn to generate power.

Al Strang, manager of environment and external relations for HSPP, said he expects studies currently underway will show no measurable change in the local environment and airshed.

"We are confident that burning this fuel will not affect air quality in our community. To be certain of this, we are carrying out a comprehensive testing and modelling program that has been developed in conjunction with experts in this field and Ministry of Environment staff," Strang said.

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