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Toxic emissions and human health
Wood fired power
generation produces highly toxic emissions, gaseous and particulate.
The likelihood of dioxins is increased by the chipmill’s close
proximity to the sea which will expose the plant feedstocks to salt
commissioned the government of British Columbia (Canada) last year.
"Emissions from Wood-Fired Combustion Equipment"
found that basic emissions which could be expected include:
The dominant prevailing south westerly wind will bring those
emissions directly to the town of Eden.
Acetaldehyde Alpha-pinene Beta-pinene
Carbon monoxide (CO) Formaldehyde Methanol
Naphthalene Toluene Total phenols
Turpentine 2,3,7,8 Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)
C/P 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-furan C/ Hydrogen
sulphide C/S Nitrogen oxides (NOx) Beryllium
Cadmium and compounds Chromium (II) compounds, as Cr
Chromium (III) compounds, Cr Chromium (metal)
Chromium (total) Chromium, hexavalent metal and
compounds Cobalt as Co metal Dust and fume
Cobalt carbonyl as Co Copper, Dusts and mists, as Cu3
Copper, Fume Iron Lead arsenate, as Pb3
(A2O4) Lead chromate, as Cr Lead compounds
Magnesium Manganese Molybdenum Nickel
and compounds Particulate matter (PM)
Phosphorus Selenium Silver
Thallium Zinc Arsenic and inorganic arsenic
compounds Mercury Hydrochloric acid
Sulphuric acid Sulphur dioxide (SO2)