incineration


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incineration

[in‚sin·ə′rā·shən]
(chemistry)
The process of burning a material so that only ashes remain.
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Other than Davao, cities like Cavite, Quezon City, Cebu City, and Lapu-Lapu joined the synchronized launch as a call against local and national politicians supporting WTE incineration projects.
Police are to inform the director of the incineration plant and the company from which the repair worker was contracted about a follow-up investigation to determine responsibility for his death.
With support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), a project has been under way to build the country's first large-scale incineration facility in Legok Nangka, about 150km southeast of Jakarta.
The peaceful walk was held as the Philippine Senate sets public hearings on House Bill 6893 and Senate Bills 2076 and 506, which all seek to repeal the ban and facilitate the entry of waste incineration into the country.
Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials.
The Stockholm Convention, of which the Philippines is a state party, has also acknowledged that incineration of municipal or hazardous waste is a prime source of unwanted POPs.
Private hospitals are also being engaged, MoUs have been signed with 309 private sector hospitals for waste collection and incineration. The SH and ME facilities in Sialkot (Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital) and Sahiwal (DHQ Teaching Hospital Sahiwal) are already providing incineration facility services to 71 and 11 private facilities respectively.
The study says that there is a plethora of research about multiple health hazards including polluting general municipal waste, effect on sex ratio in child birth, congenital anomalies, and cancer among residential communities located within four kilometres radius of an incineration plant.
Clearly, incineration addresses neither waste nor energy challenges.
RA 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, reinforced the ban by requiring the adoption of the best practice in ecological waste management, excluding incineration.
As a resident of the town, I fully support the majority who are against the incinerator as over-capacity in incineration undermines waste prevention, the re-use and recycling of materials - although I fully agree that we do need more job opportunities in the town.
"Higher background radiation levels in the greater Taipei area could reasonably be attributed to two nuclear plants in New Taipei City and the incineration of radioactive waste if there is no other nuclear facilities in the area.