Stop Harpenden-Luton incinerator

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To stop the development of a giant incinerator on green belt land on the Beds/Herts border. 

This will require the importation of 500,000 tonnes of industrial waste per annum to be incinerated at 850 degrees Celsius emitting toxic dioxins and nano-particles which have been linked to cancer and heart and respiratory disease.

There are 40 schools within a 5 mile radius of the chimney.

The proposed site is on the second busiest B road in the country and will operate 24 hours per day, 7 days a week with an estimated 24 heavy goods vehicle movements PER HOUR.

This must not get approval from Central Bedfordshire Council. We need your help in building campaign funds to further raise awareness and for potential litigation. 

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Hi all. There appears to be a rumour going around that since Luton Airport publicly withdrew their support for the incinerator that it has gone away. Not true. We are awaiting the Planning Application from Emsrayne now.
We had a very successful and fun Saturday morning in the East Hyde Village Hall stuffing envelopes for a mass mail shot to Caddington, Slip End, Studham and Kensworth residents to get them to register their opposition to this outrageous proposal.
Please visit our website and on the “Mail” tab please see instructions on how Central Bedfordshire constituents can register your opposition to this. Please send a separate email from everybody in the household.
Thank you.
We will let you know when the Planning Application is submitted as we will then need to take the fight to the next level.
Thanks for all your support to date.
Together we can beat this.
Jeff and the SHLI team.
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Hi all.
If you haven’t checked it out lately please take a look at the website. David has done an amazing job refreshing it and has also put up some great drone footage of the proposed site.

Also, just a reminder that if you have not done so already please do register on the website as this will be our primary means of communicating with supporters with regard to how you can help us to help you.

Together we can stop this.

Jeff and the SHLI team.
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Hi all
Please see below Press Release made yesterday in response to Emsrayne's comments about SHLI and the facts on our website;

Stop Harpenden and Luton Incinerator Campaign response to Emsrayne Renewable Energy Ltd
dated 21st August 2018
22nd August 2018

Following the press release from Emsrayne questioning facts on the campaign web site we respond:‐
The Website facts are largely taken from National and attributed sources; with limited technical data
being made available by Emsrayne we have been forced to use data from similar scale Incinerator
projects in the UK. We will respond to the specific points raised on the LBEP web site.
LBEP, not SHLI, state they will be burning 500,000 tonnes of rubbish per year , if it is not dirty and
smelly why is it transported in ‘sealed vehicles’ and why is it rubbish? RDF (refused derived fuel) is
compressed and baled general refuse. LBEP also state ‘or similar non‐recyclable material’ this being
loose un‐baled waste. LBEP give no control measures on the type of wastes burnt and say it will
require“ odour control”.
Emsrayne claim burning waste is ‘not an incinerator’ but a “Combined Heat and Power Facility”. The
heat and power are the by‐products (with no confirmed end user) of the incineration – which means
the destruction of something by burning ‐ alongside 150,000 tonnes of landfill, 30,000 tonnes of
highly toxic fly ash land fill, and 500,000 tonnes of CO2. An Incinerator is a more accurate description
of the proposal.
We would suggest that the term Harpenden and Luton Incinerator for proposal being the 6th largest
incinerator in the UK on a narrow strip of Green Belt land directly between the two largest towns
being Luton and Harpenden is more accurate a description of the location and areas directly affected
by this scheme than ‘Lea Bank’, The River Lea has two banks from its source in the Chiltern Hills to
the Thames.
In response to the comments by Andy Brewer (Emsrayne Director), we believe that the facts on our
website are correct and the vast majority have been un‐challenged by him. Emsrayne as a company
currently operate two small solar farms and have no experience of running or developing anything
like this proposal. In relation to the comment ‘opportunities it offers for renewable energy
production’ we would quote :‐
The Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee states: “We do not accept that energy
from waste incineration is a renewable form of energy. Even if one considers that it meets the
technical definition of renewable energy, it utterly fails to meet what might be called a ‘commonsense’
According to the World Energy Council, an impartial network including government, research and
industry practitioners, waste incineration generates over six times the amount of nitrous oxides
compared to other energy from waste technologies, over ten times the amount of sulphur dioxides,
and nearly three times the amount of particulate matter. Even compared to landfilling, incineration
performs poorly on all counts.
‐ Source: World Energy Council Report ‐ World Energy Resources 2016‐ Waste to Energy

We look forward to Emsrayne providing accurate and detailed proposals that can be robustly and
fairly interrogated before many millions of pounds are invested in this scheme with no clear public
benefactors or benefits and many significant concerns.
Nick Martin – Vice Chair SHLI
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Hi all
Please see article in todays Herts Advertiser, which again, is encouraging.

Jeff and the SHLI team.
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