Letter: Garbage incinerator will raise Hydro rates

Dear Editor,

If Metro Vancouver builds its garbage incinerator, it will have to be classed as “green” renewable energy, which it would sell to BC Hydro for four times current Hydro rates – which would be passed on to all B.C. residents.

So, if you’re OK with that, do nothing. Otherwise, do something, and quickly.

Proponents argue that the ash residue is “only” 10per cent and not 20 per cent-plus, as I have said before, but is anyone OK with even 70 tonnes of toxic ash being landfilled somewhere in B.C. for at least 50 years?

Oh! And goodbye to recycling; it’s combustible.

Gary Huntbatch, Abbotsford

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