I encourage everyone to write letters to the editor PROTESTING the possible approval of the Dynamis building and/or air permit application. Dynamis has NOT experienced the proper vetting process. I spoke to the Spokane Waste to Energy facility director, Damon Taam. Differences in Dynamis landing their Ada County Contract and how the Spokane civic leaders chose their waste to energy company is in stark contrast. Please note: I am not condoning incineration, but if we are going to do it, we need to do it right.
Waste To Energy Company: WHEELABRATOR
Waste To Energy Company: DYNAMIS
PROVEN TECHNOLOGY - Spokane
Unproven Technology is a risk and can be extremely costly to the county residents. Example: An Incinerator Becomes Harrisburg's Money Pit http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/us/21harrisburg.html?_r=1
EXPERIMENTAL TECHNOLOGY - Dynamis Energy - When you research the Dynamis claims of other facilities in operation, they simply do not exist. [continued below]....
..... http://www.idahostatesman.com/ 2012/08/12/2228511/what-is-dynamis-hiding-about-itself.html#
EXPERIENCE: 37 years - Spokane
Wheelabrator has been in operation for 37 years. Spokane criteria included a minimum of five years of experience.
EXPERIENCE: 0 years - Dynamis Energy
Dynamis has been in operation for 0 years.
14 companies competed for the contract. - Spokane
Dynamis approached Ada County Commissioners and the original contract was signed within nine days.
DEBT TO CREDIT RATIO WAS VETTED
Just as one would know the debt to credit ratio of a partner cosigning on a loan.
QUESTIONABLE DEBT TO CREDIT RATIO
Questionable considering other financial dealings.
Spokane posts its emissions tests on-line.
LACK OF TRANSPARENCY
Dynamis has canceled at least four meetings with the public, reporters, and elected officials.
You must submit a public records request to access records.
ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS TOP PRIORITY: HIGHER THAN EPA STANDARDS
To be a good neighbor, Spokane understands the importance of protecting the health of its residents. Their standards are far better EPA standards.
Notice Page 2-3: http://www.solidwaste.org/sub75ff.php?id=5099
PLUS: Spokane implements emission control technology beyond
the Wheelabrator system. http://www.wheelabratortechnologies.com/plants/
DYNAMIS EMISSIONS ARE THEORETICAL
Since no other Dynamis facilities exist and Dynamis is NOT submitting data from its test facility in Middleton, the data is theoretical. Remember:
Dynamis originally marketed itself as No Emissions
Dynamis currently hopes to barely make the EPA standards.
Permit application was deemed incomplete
The Idaho Conservation League will oppose the DEQ permit, if it is granted, based on insufficient data.
BEST AVAILABLE EMISSION CONTROLS - Spokane
Activated Carbon Injection to Reduce Mercury and Dioxins
Gore-Tex Filter Bags to Capture Fine Particulate Pollution
Spray Dryer Absorber: Cools flew gasses from 450 to 270 degrees in 10 seconds to avoid the formation of dioxins.
Air Cool Condenser: Cools water vapor after it runs through the turbine from 200 to 90 degrees to avoid fog.
Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction
LACK OF EMISSION CONTROLS - Dynamis Energy
NO Lime Injection
NO Dry Scrubber
NO Activated Carbon Injection to Reduce Mercury and Dioxin
NO Gore-Tex Filter Bags to Capture Fine Particulate Pollution
NO Spray Dryer Absorber
NO Air Cool Condenser
Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction
Wet Scrubber: Warranty Does Not Include Mercury and Dioxin Reduction