N.S. ap­proves tire-burn­ing pi­lot

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

HAL­I­FAX — Nova Sco­tia is giv­ing the green light for a ce­ment plant to burn tires for a year as a re­place­ment fuel for coal.

The prov­ince’s en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter made the an­nounce­ment Thurs­day. Iain Rankin says La­farge Canada Inc. can burn the used tires in one of its kilns in Brook­field in a one-year pi­lot project. He says the re­sults will be as­sessed after a year to see if the car­bon emis­sions lev­els from the plant were re­duced as a re­sult.

The ap­proval al­lows tires to be a max­i­mum of 15 per cent of the to­tal fuel, or about 20 tonnes of tires, each day. The firm is re­quired to carry out con­tin­u­ous mon­i­tor­ing of emis­sions, and to make the test re­sults pub­lic.

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