No to incinerators for waste disposal

JADE CHAN and CHRISTINA LOW at the Selangor State Assembly

THE state government is not looking at building incinerators as an option to manage solid waste disposal, said state executive councillor Ronnie Liu.

“The use of incinerators has been linked to health hazards like exposure to dioxin and the maintenance cost is high,” he said.

Liu was responding to Lau Weng San’s (PKR -Kampung Tunku) question on the state government’s strategy in managing solid waste besides using incinerators, as landfills in Selangor would soon reach saturation point.

“The state is always looking at alternative methods to dispose of solid waste properly.

“Our options include material resources facility and mechanical biological technology,” Lui said.

He said environment-friendly technology and cost were factors to consider in solid waste disposal.

Liu added that at this point, the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) was the only council that employed a technology to turn waste into reusable energy and compost.

Article Source http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2011/11/16/central/9909076&sec=central

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