A repsonse

Resident concerned about air quality in the Lavington area

I am responding to an article in The Morning Star where a resident of Lavington said that what was coming out of the stacks of Pinnacle’s  pellet plant was just steam, or more correctly water vapor.

Well in fact, water vapor is what you can see, but what is also coming out of those stacks is particulate matter and volatile organic compounds which are known carcinogens according to the World Health Organization.

And Pinnacle’s pellet plant will be pumping that out in our airshed 24/7 in the amount of 75 tons per year.

The health of people who live nearest to the facility will be affected the most,  including the children of Lavington Elementary School, which is only 200 metres away.

Wise up residents of Lavington.

Dian Wirth

Coldstream