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September 25, 2013

Doctor talks incineration

More than 50 attend incineration program.

More than 50 people came out for a presentation Tuesday at Logansport Memorial Hospital about how incineration plants can affect health.

The event was organized by Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy, or CARE, a group of citizens who oppose the proposed power plant project in Logansport.

The proposed plant is currently under negotiation between the city and Pyrolyzer LLC, out of Boca-Raton, Fla. The plant would use a process called pyrolysis to heat refuse-derived fuel and combust the gas produced from it to power turbines and create electricity.

Dr. Norma Kreilein, a pediatrician with Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, Ind., spoke on how incineration plants can affect health. She has been involved with the opposition movement of a project aiming to convert a coal-fired generating plant in Jasper to one fueled by biomass and has briefed the U.S. Congress on the health hazards of biomass incineration.

“This isn’t just a power plant, it’s something happening in the community and something that will affect the health in the community,” Kreilein said at the hospital Tuesday.

Kreilein addressed the health effects of emissions of incineration plants, including how emitted chemicals can destroy cilia, the slender extensions of cells in windpipes that move the mucus layer atop it to discharge unwanted chemicals out of the lungs as a defense mechanism.

She said the chemicals present in emissions can cause cilia to fuse together and not function properly, allowing toxins to be absorbed into the bloodstream and create chronic diseases, adding that medicine is not effective in curing chronic diseases.

She went on to say there are dangerous chemicals in emissions small enough to go through a person’s nasal passage and into their brain.

Kreilein also addressed the byproduct of various industrial processes known as dioxin, a topic of much debate regarding the Logansport project. Kreilein said the highly toxic compounds mimic hormones to confuse the body and remain in men forever while leaving women only through breast milk.

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