Report: Waste incinerator impacts

Science for Environment Policy - Waste incinerator impacts monitored via milk and vegetable quality - European Commision, Issue 411, 23 April 2015

Emissions from well-regulated household waste incinerators do not reduce the quality of vegetables and milk produced nearby, a Dutch study suggests.  Researchers found that levels of certain contaminants were similar whether vegetables and milk came from the area surrounding three incinerators, or from elsewhere in the Netherlands. They say biomonitoring programmes could offer a way to increase the understanding of the real impacts of waste incineration and to improve communication between waste management companies and local communities.

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