Monday, June 7, 2010

Garbage to fuel or fool?

Why is Lake County building a trash to ethanol plant in the Kankakee River flood plain even against the advice of the builder?

Has Lake County filled up to such a point that there is not one vacant existing industrial lot that can accommodate the trash to ethanol facility?

Must the facility be built in one of the few areas where deer, coyotes, and wild turkeys still roam; one of the last few areas that has really great fishing and the fish are relatively safe to eat?

There are three major rivers in Lake County. The Kankakee is the last unpolluted river. Trash to ethanol is an unproven technology that has not been done on a large scale. Some existing ethanol facilities are notorious polluters.

Is the plant in the proposed area worth the risk?

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