No Creosote Kamloops

  • by: concerned citizens
  • recipient: The BC provincial government and the Cogeneration Corp.

Thanks to all who signed this petition! You helped stop this travesty from occurring in our beautiful city.
Michele Russell

This petition is to stop the establishment of a gasification plant burning toxic, creosote soaked railway ties in Kamloops.

Kamloops is a beautiful city in the central interior of BC, Canada.
The proposed toxic waste incineration plant will burn creosote soaked railway ties that will likely cause yet unknown environmental damage . Due to the topography, wildlife areas and climate of Kamloops, this is the absolute worst place for such a project.


Minister of Environment - Barry Penner

Kamloops MLA - Kevin Krueger

Ministry of Enviroment (Environmental Management Section Head) - Jason Bourgeois

Ministry of Environment %u2013 Regional Manager (Kamloops)
Rick Adams

Dear Sirs:

I appeal to you to use your authority to stop the Aboriginal Cogeneration Corporation (ACC) from building a pilot project to burn 500 /creosote-laden ties /day in Kamloops.

Kamloops Mayor and City council listened to the people and unanimously rejected the proposal for this plant on Sept 1st 2009.

To test unproven toxic incineration technology in a city of 85,000 people in an area with air dispersion challenges beside an important downstream drinking water source and a threatened Class A salmon run makes no sense.

Creosote contains five major classes of harmful chemical compounds, including benzene, known to cause cancer, aromatic hydrocarbons, probable cancer-causers known to leach into groundwater and persist in the environment for 80 years or more, and can form potently deadly nano particles like dioxins and furans.

For this reason, the Canadian government added creosote-impregnated waste materials (CIWM) to its Priority Substances List, and Kamloops city council unanimously opposed the project.

We want to keep our river, air and community healthy. Please help us.

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