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Test Burn Put on Hold As Emissions Near Permit Levels

By Pat Bradley

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-542532.mp3

Ticonderoga, NY – International Paper began a test burn of tire-derived fuel at it's Ticonderoga, New York plant last Tuesday. On Thursday the plant scaled back the test and on Friday stopped the test for the weekend. Opponents of the test burn say the plant's move proves their claims that burning tires is too dangerous without new emissions controls. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.