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Lewisporte plastics plant will provide growth with minimal environmental impact

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12.10.2019

This letter is in response to the questions raised by the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice regarding the Synergy World Power (SWP) liquid fuels and power plant facility proposed for Lewisporte. We appreciate the questions and concerns expressed in the letter and are taking this opportunity to respond to each question, in the order posed, with accurate information.

Air Quality: The Lewisporte plant will be designed, permitted and operated in strict accordance with Newfoundland Provincial Air Emission and Ambient Air Quality Standards. SWP stack emission concentrations will be well within regulatory limits. Average ground level particulate in the immediate vicinity of the plant will be about 0.8 per cent of the regulatory limit in ambient air. These concentrations will drop off with distance from the plant.

Energy Use: The SWP plant will be a net generator of electrical energy and fuel from dry plastic and biomass, known as selected recovered fuel (SRF). It will require no energy from the grid and will generate mainly renewable power that will be available to the grid at a cost below that of current provincial........

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