Poultry Litter Incineration as a Source of Energy: Reviewing the Potential for Impacts on Environmental Health and Justice

  title={Poultry Litter Incineration as a Source of Energy: Reviewing the Potential for Impacts on Environmental Health and Justice},
  author={Jeanette A. Stingone and Steve Wing},
  journal={NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy},
  pages={27 - 42}
  • J. StingoneS. Wing
  • Published 16 March 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Legislation in North Carolina has mandated obtaining renewable energy from the incineration of poultry waste, resulting in proposals for three poultry-litter-fueled power plants statewide. This article summarizes environmental health and environmental justice issues associated with incineration of poultry waste for the generation of electric power. Emissions from poultry waste incineration include particulate matter, dioxins, arsenic, bioaerosols and other toxins; various components are… 

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