Communities facing the prospect of having “waste-to-energy” incinerators established in their neighbourhoods have a right to know the full details of the project and its impact on their health and environment.  Host communities carry the direct burdens of these technologies in terms of noise, environmental pollution, and health and social impacts.  They need to be supported to engage with industry and government to ensure that their civil rights to a safe environment, clean air, water and food is not undermined by “waste-to-energy” incinerators.

This series of questions has been designed to assist communities in actively engaging with the industry and government over “waste-to-energy” incinerator proposals, promote the community’s right to know, and protect their health, environment, community and future. Gathering data from these questions will empower communities in testing the claims made by incinerator companies and hold authorities to account.

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