Incineration coming back to the table in Orillia
‘Good engineering ways to ensure it is safe’ – McCullough
By MIRANDA MINASSIAN Orillia Packet and Times April 22 2011
ORILLIA — Incineration was a full-blown firestorm nearly 20 years ago.
That is when Ogden Martin penned an agreement in principle with council to build an energy-from-waste plant in Orillia to burn Toronto’s garbage and generate electricity.
The proposal died after a citizens group called Stop Incineration Now ignited staunch public opposition, supported by a report from local physicians.
Now, the waste management advisory committee (WMAC) wants to put the question to council again. As with the original proposal decades ago, to make it work, the city would need to accept waste from outside Orillia.