Kamloops

Williams Lake residents wondering about burning rail ties

There's a meeting in Williams Lake tonight about a plan to burn railway ties in the city. Some residents say they're not getting the information they need.

Some residents of Williams lake are concerned about a company's plan to burn rail ties in the city.

Rail ties.

Incinerating old railway ties. Is it a health risk? Is the business opportunity  good for a community overall?Those are questions Kamloops faced a few years ago. Ultimately, the community said 'No" to burning rail ties in the city. Now residents of Williams Lake are facing the same questions.  A company called Atlantic Power has proposed a big increase
in the number of rail ties it's allowed to burn at its facility in Williams Lake. Its application is under review by the Ministry of Environment. Meanwhile, some concerned citizens are holding an information session tonight.  Jim Hilton is one of them. We reached him in Williams lake

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