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  • Anonymous

    “The facility will be a major source of volatile organic compounds, producing an estimated 50 tons annually of VOCs, which according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency can cause a host of health problems.”This will be much safer for health than a national park. Is this quote by the Bangor Daily New  really true?

    • Anonymous

      I assume you have never seen daylight, because I’m sure you know that sunlight striking your skin can cause cancer.  Read the next paragraph and you will find that they will use scrubbers and other devices to contain or eliminate them.

      • Anonymous

        They keep the pollution at “acceptable levels” whatever that means. Fifty tons a year appears to a lot of raw garbage going into the air, but lets stay away from a NP which produces no pollutants and supplies thousands of new jobs to the entire region. I believe both a NP and torrified wood factory could easily co exists.

        • Anonymous

          Again, read the next paragraph.  The 50 tons is before scrubbers and other devices. Better yet, read the whole article. I believe the forest products industry (not just torrified wood) and a NP can not coexist.

          • Anonymous

             He reads the headlines and then goes straight to the comments.

          • Anonymous

            The forest products industry & a NP can co-exist.  We need best forestry practices, not those of the past.  Out west, there is a lot of clearcutting close by NPs.  Forests re-grow.  What is truly incompatible are sprawling industrial wind sites and a NP or Baxter State Park or the Public Reserved Lands, etc.  Forestry with good practices and tourism can co-exist easily.  Useless, ugly 50 story wind turbines on blasted, leveled, and scalped ridges do not belong anywhere in our great North woods!

            BTW, I love that the torrified wood plant is going in to Millinocket.  I hope it is highly successful, as the region needs the jobs and tax base.  With scrubbing technology in place, the plant should be less polluting than the old paper mill was.

          • Anonymous

            The forest products industry & a NP “”CANNOT”” co-exist— on many levels, not just air quality

            This has “”Already”” been proven…!

          • Anonymous

            By you I presume?

          • Anonymous

            No, by many that investigated what the air quality regulations are that would come with a NP, but additionally, Quimby herself when questioned, stated that “changes” would have to be made to accommodate the NP air quality regulations.

            Unlike the brain-dead Quimby followers that chant NP benefits without knowing facts, there are many more that have taken the time to listen and uncover the truth…

  • Anonymous

    This will p-off Larry, Bubba & other brain-dead Quimby supporters— This effort was brokered by both Democrats & Republicans that don’t like each other, but put aside their differences to create jobs and keep Quimby out… :-P

    Quimby Land will never happen…!

    • Anonymous

      Never say never…

  • Anonymous

    My hat is off to these gentleman as they move forward with a positive endeavor within our great state of Maine. 

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