Vote On Health & Ecological Risk Report

This is probably the most important vote of the process. The report was supposed to answer the question "is it safe?". However, after today, it appears to be very much a judgement call to say "are the risks acceptable?". It would depend on who is making that estimate.

Main motion: To adopt the human health and ecological risk assessment for the 140,000 tonnes/year case
Moved Trim, seconded Johnson
Carried 15-7, 6 absent, recorded vote

To adopt the human health and ecological risk assessment for the 140,000 tonnes/year case:
Abernethy(C), Crawford(A), Emm(W), Grant(B), Herrema(U), Johnson(P), McMillen(S), Novak(C), O'Connor(B), Pierce(S), Perkins(W), Pidwerbecki(O), Ryan(P), Shepherd(U), Trim(C)
Against Host Community Agreement:
Cullen(O), Drumm(W), Gray(O), Henry(O), Lutczyk(O), Neal(O), Nicholson(O)
Absent:
Jordan(A), Kolodzie(O), Littley(P), McLean(P), Mitchell(W), Parish(A)

Municipalities: (A)=Ajax; (B)=Brock; (C)=Clarington; (O)=Oshawa; (P)=Pickering; (S)=Scugog; (U)=Uxbridge; (W)=Whitby

Amendments

Several amendments were proposed to improve the health and environmental safety of the incinerator but they were defeated.

Amendment: P.187 B-1 to add requirements for random emissions testing without prior notice
Moved Nicholson, seconded Cullen
Defeated 14-8, 6 absent, recorded vote:

Against adding requirements for random emissions testing without prior notice:
Abernethy(C), Drumm(W), Emm(W), Grant(B), Herrema(U), Johnson(P), McMillen(S), Novak(C), Pierce(S), Perkins(W), Pidwerbecki(O), Ryan(P), Shepherd(U), Trim(C)
In favour of adding requirements for random emissions testing without prior notice:
Crawford(A), Cullen(O), Gray(O), Henry(O), Lutczyk(O), Neal(O), Nicholson(O), O'Connor(B),
Absent:
Jordan(A), Kolodzie(O), Littley(P), McLean(P), Mitchell(W), Parish(A)

Amendment: Amendment to P.187 B-III
Remove "regularly" (i.e. exceed emissions limits once is bad enough), and "approaching 25% of the limit" (i.e. give early warning of malfunction).
Moved Nicholson, seconded Cullen
Defeated 16-6, 6 absent, recorded vote

Against more pro-active measures on exceedances:
Abernethy(C), Crawford(A), Drumm(W), Emm(W), Grant(B), Herrema(U), Johnson(P), McMillen(S), Novak(C), O'Connor(B), Pierce(S), Perkins(W), Pidwerbecki(O), Ryan(P), Shepherd(U), Trim(C)
In favour of more pro-active measures on exceedances:
Cullen(O), Gray(O), Henry(O), Lutczyk(O), Neal(O), Nicholson(O)
Absent:
Jordan(A), Kolodzie(O), Littley(P), McLean(P), Mitchell(W), Parish(A)

Amendment: Vote on item IV separately - "That stack testing not be supplemented by human biomonitoring". Note: voting for the item is to weaken the environmental protection surrounding the incinerator.
Motion to vote on the item separately: Moved Nicholson, seconded Cullen, carried

Item IV was carried 14-8, 6 absent, recorded vote:

Against supplementing smokestack testing with human biomonitoring:
Abernethy(C), Crawford(A), Emm(W), Grant(B), Herrema(U), Johnson(P), McMillen(S), Novak(C), O'Connor(B), Pierce(S), Pidwerbecki(O), Ryan(P), Shepherd(U), Trim(C)
In favour of supplementing smokestack testing with human biomonitoring:
Cullen(O), Drumm(W), Gray(O), Henry(O), Lutczyk(O), Neal(O), Nicholson(O), Perkins(W)
Absent:
Jordan(A), Kolodzie(O), Littley(P), McLean(P), Mitchell(W), Parish(A)

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