Ticonderoga official supports tire burn test

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(Host) A town supervisor in Ticonderoga, New York says the state of Vermont would receive all environmental data from a test burn of tires at the International Paper company.

Robert Dedrick says he’d like to see the test go forward:

(Dedrick) “I know that there’s some people in Vermont that are opposed to it. I don’t know if it’s widely deniable with the state of Vermont or not. What we’d have to do is look at the data that comes out of this trial, share that data with the state of Vermont, all the agencies of Vermont, the agencies of New York state and then make a decision. That’s what a trial is all about.”

(Host) Dedrick doesn’t want to see an environmental hazard on either side of Lake Champlain

Meanwhile the state of Vermont still has some reservations about paper company’s plan to burn tire chips. Vermont’s environmental officials will send a list of concerns to New York sometime next week.

International Paper says it could save a million dollars a year on fuel by burning the tire chips.

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