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Attwood - Letter to the Editor


Fri, Jan 23rd, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about recycling and HeartlandLast week the Fillmore County Journal had a letter from Jon Martin about the problems with recycling. He says that Fillmore County is committed to recycling, and I believe that most people do their best. The January 18 edition of the Star Tribune had an advertisement from Recycle America Alliance about recycling, and the difference that Minnesotan's can make by recycling their aluminum cans, glass, and cardboard.I regularly sort, wash, and recycle my used products. I also know how much pollution Heartland Energy & Recycling, LLC will emit, how much energy it will produce, and how many tires they will use. So I decided to compare the numbers between recycling products and burning tires. Here is how my math came out, assuming that the numbers listed in the advertisement were correct:By recycling a ton of glass, we can save 7 1/2 pounds of air pollutants from being released. Minnesotan's will have to recycle 426 TONS of glass per day to offset the pollutants released daily from the tire incinerator (1.6 tons).By recycling a ton of aluminum cans, we can save 39.9 barrels of oil. Heartland will incinerator 27,400 tires each day. Each passenger tire has up to two gallons of pyrolytic oil. So Minnesotan's will have to recycle almost 33 TONS of aluminum cans to recover the same number of barrels of oil (1304) that will be going up in smoke each day.By recycling a ton of cardboard, we can save 6.6 million BTUs of energy (1.933 MW). Ifwe could recycle ten tons of cardboard each day, we could easily make up the 20 MW that Heartland says it will produce by burning 27,400 tires.I'm all for recycling and making new use out of old products. But c'mon, who are we kidding when we encourage people to recycle every pop can, glass jar, and cardboard box, but then allow a major polluter like Heartland to be built? Heartland won't "recycle" scrap tiresit will BURN THEM.Kathleen AttwoodHarmony, MN

Martin - Letter to The Editor

Fri, Jan 16th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about recycling problems

To the Editor,

Come on people! The Fillmore County recycling program is not that tough. We have a two-sort system that consists of rigids (glass bottles and jars, tin cans, a ..... 
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Lefebvre - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 16th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about growth in dairy industry

To the Editor,

As the Executive Director of Minnesota Milk Producers Association (MMPA), I am blessed with the wonderful opportunity to work for Minnesota's finest dair ..... 
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Farmer - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 16th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about alcoholism presentations

To the Editor,

In the best of all worlds the aftermath of the holidays brings time for quiet reflection and making exciting plans for a new year ahead. For many familie ..... 
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Wildgrube - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter supporting Sauer in Preston election

To the citizens of Preston who, as a community, have before them many important and difficult tasks to face.

I believe that R.L. Doc Sauer has the qualificatio ..... 
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Underbakke - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter supporting Sauer in Preston election

After enough beatings of life, its easy to give up when faced with intimidation and corruption. Its tempting to hope that destructive behavior will change on its own. Its comforting ..... 
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Schibursky - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Preston City Council meeting

It is with great sadness that I feel compelled to write my thoughts about what has been going on with the Preston city council. The walk-out that was staged Monday evening was appalling. ..... 
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Pro-Corn - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter from Pro-Corn

As directors of Pro-Corn LLC ethanol plant, we are troubled that incorrect and inappropriate allegations by Andrew Bunge, owner of Bunge Construction, were read at a Preston City Council meeting.
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Laging - Letter to the Editor

Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter supporting Sauer in Preston election

Preston is soon to celebrate its Sesquicentennial. One hundred and fifty years of decisions leading into the 21st Century. We come now to another decision the fifteenth of January and ..... 
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