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Health impact assessment of proposal to burn tyres in a cement plant

Health impact assessment of proposal to burn tyres in a cement plant
Health impact assessment of proposal to burn tyres in a cement plant
A cement plant located in a small English town applied for a variation in its license to allow it to use chopped tyres as fuel in the cement kiln in part replacement for coal. The local health authority (PCT), a statutory consultee in the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) process, requested an Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the proposal to inform its response. A combination of interviews with key informants, literature search and participatory methods was used. The HIA broadly concluded that the proposal was unlikely to cause adverse impacts. The attempt to be impartial and the failure to confirm health fears disappointed many residents. The HIA had to be completed very quickly and it proved impossible to produce meaningful participation within this time scale. It is also suggested that very few PCTs have adequate resources to make the assessment of health impacts necessary for them to properly fulfil their role in the IPPC process.
D 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
cement, tyre burning, participation
0195-9255
207-216
Cook, Andrew
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Kemm, John
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Cook, Andrew
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Kemm, John
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Cook, Andrew and Kemm, John (2004) Health impact assessment of proposal to burn tyres in a cement plant. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 24 (2), 207-216. (doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2003.10.011).

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Abstract

A cement plant located in a small English town applied for a variation in its license to allow it to use chopped tyres as fuel in the cement kiln in part replacement for coal. The local health authority (PCT), a statutory consultee in the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) process, requested an Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the proposal to inform its response. A combination of interviews with key informants, literature search and participatory methods was used. The HIA broadly concluded that the proposal was unlikely to cause adverse impacts. The attempt to be impartial and the failure to confirm health fears disappointed many residents. The HIA had to be completed very quickly and it proved impossible to produce meaningful participation within this time scale. It is also suggested that very few PCTs have adequate resources to make the assessment of health impacts necessary for them to properly fulfil their role in the IPPC process.
D 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 December 2003
Published date: February 2004
Keywords: cement, tyre burning, participation

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Local EPrints ID: 415923
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/415923
ISSN: 0195-9255
PURE UUID: d6b6cc96-2059-4440-af8d-a02bd93962a0
ORCID for Andrew Cook: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6680-439X

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Date deposited: 28 Nov 2017 17:31
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:41

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