Interview: Carl Reidell, IP tire test burn

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Lost in the frenzy of the midterm elections in Vermont and the nation Tuesday – not to mention the bombshell announcement of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation was the start of a test burn of tire chips at the International Paper mill on the New York side of Lake

IP says burning tires will save the plant money on fuel, but the test has a lot of Vermonters concerned that pollutants from those burned tires will head downwind from the plant in Ticonderoga right into Vermont.

And perhaps no one is more concerned about that than Carl Reidell, a retired University of Vermont Environmental Studies Professor, who lives closer to the plant than just about anyone.

He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about the issue.

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