About odors on Lystek facility

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Issues of “odor” fall under air regulations in New York state. They are considered a “nuisance” problem and are extremely difficult to deal with in an objective and quantitative manner. (6 NYCRR Part 211.1 Air pollution prohibited.)Regulators will certainly work with you. But despite the seemingly clear language of the regulation, at the mention of “odor problem,” in their minds they will run for the hills, hide under their desks, avoid you like the plague and hope you go away. That’s because these problems often have very different subjective meaning to different stakeholders.The problems arise from indoor odors not being properly addressed before escaping to the outdoors, or from outdoor processes such as transportation, transfer, storage, etc. not being under sufficient control. Many of these are readily adaptable to solutions. These nuisance issues arise from time to time, have different resolutions, and come in various “shapes and sizes,” such as asphalt plant odors, and chemical production odors such as that being faced by the town of Orangetown in Rockland County (see Face-book/Clean Air for Orange-town, CA4O).Municipal officials often state that they will “enforce” the facility to shut down if odors occur. This is rarely the case because of legalities. I urge everyone to be diligent about the proposed controls for the odor-producing processes, while keeping an open mind about the benefits of the situation.SANDER BONVELLBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes I have been following the letters about the proposed Lystek facility in Fultonville. As an environmental management consultant with a specialty in forensic chemistry for the past 20-plus years, I’ve focused on matters of air pollution.I’m not against the hydrolysis process or the recycling of biowastes into useful products. In fact, I have presented to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York Power Authority and New York State Energy, Research and Development advocating for the adoption of similar technology in New York, though I’m not familiar with the specifics of Lystek’s processes.last_img read more

Residents can’t afford cost of sewer

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion We’re in the middle of a big debate about whether there should be sewers in Ballston. Business people seem to all be in favor of a Route 50 sewer project. It would certainly open up the possibilities of development of more residential and business projects in our area. My question is why can’t the sewers be installed only along Route 50? Why do the neighboring streets have to be included? The businesses on and around Route 50 seem to be the only ones who really want the sewers, so let them pay for them. If we don’t have to carry the financial burden, we might be able to support new restaurants and cute little boutiques. I have two grandchildren to support and can’t afford the additional expenses. Not only that, but I’m quite sure our school taxes will go up, as the school district will have to pay its share. I don’t see an end to the additional expenses the sewer project will bring to our neighborhood. The tax-paying citizens of Ballston need to go out on April 18 and vote down this force-fed idea.Dianne MatarazzoBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Hooked up, but not hooked in

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Parking row rages

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Telecoms giant pulls out of 70,000 sq ft Midlands deal

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Bowden turns up heat in Leicestershire race

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Executive decisions

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Absolute power may tempt English Heritage too much

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Tip from the top

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PREMIUMIndonesia won’t bring ‘terrorist virus’ home

first_imgThe government has decided not to repatriate Indonesian sympathizers of the Islamic State (IS) movement who are currently outside the country, saying that it would prioritize the safety of the hundreds of millions of Indonesians at home against what a minister described as a “virus”.The decision came after Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD met other relevant authorities, such as the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Law and Human Rights Ministry, earlier on Tuesday, before presenting options to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a closed-door Cabinet meeting later that day.“The government and the state have to ensure that the 267 million people in Indonesia are safe from the threat of terrorism. If these foreign terrorist fighters come back they could become a new terror… Google Log in with your social account Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Islamic-State terrorism-in-Indonesia terrorism IS IS-returnees Topics : Forgot Password ?last_img read more