Lystek plan is bad for the environment

first_imgThis plant proposed for the Glen Canal View Business Park will process sludge from sewage treatment plants into “fertilizer.” The process consists of heating the sludge to 167 degrees for one hour and adding lime to adjust the pH (Lystek’s January 2018 informational handout). Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Let’s take a look at the volume of sewage sludge to be processed: 150,000 tons a year. That’s 30 tons an hour, or 600 tons a day, and that’s six railroad coal cars a day. That’s 11 percent of all sewage sludge produced annually in New York state, including large cities (www.dec.ny.gov). It will all be coming here — town of Glen, Montgomery County.The storage reservoir at this site will be 200 yards by 100 yards, capable of holding 75,000 tons — half a year of production — 5.5 percent of all sewage sludge produced annually in New York state (Lystek handout).Application rates are also interesting (U.S. EPA, Typical Biosolids application): Agriculture (corn, grain, soybeans, hay) — five to 20 dry tons per acre annually. Forest land — five to 100 dry tons per acre every two years.These figures are in dry tons. Multiply by four to get the tonnage as applied from the Lystek plant. We have spent decades developing sewage treatment plants to keep sewage out of our water. Should we now spread it on our land? To our elected and appointed representatives: this is a bad idea. What are you thinking?John BlanchardFultontvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Continue reading

NFF Debunks Shortchanged of S’Eagles Report

first_img“Sometimes in March this year, the NFF held a meeting with some technical crew members, team captain and vice captain, on behalf of the team, and told them to open bank accounts (in Nigeria) as the Federation was no longer disposed to paying cash. It was also at that meeting that the NFF told them they would no longer be paid in dollars for home matches, and that the win bonus for home match was a flat rate of N1million. The meeting took place at the team’s hotel in Kaduna and I was present at the meeting.“It was based on this that the players were paid the sum of N500,000 each for the draw against Egypt in Kaduna (2017 Cup of Nations qualifier, March 2016) and the sum of N1million each for the win against Tanzania in Uyo (2017 Cup of Nations qualifier, September 2016). Their camp allowance has also been paid in naira (N50,000 per day) since March 2016.”Achor also confirmed that for away matches, the players are entitled to the sum of $5,000 at the official rate obtaining at the time of match.“The NFF has not shortchanged the players. The match against Algeria was a home match. Whenever the win bonus for the match against Zambia in Ndola is being paid, it would be $5,000 per player at the official rate that obtained at the time the match was played.”The federation has been in the news for wrong reasons in th3 recent time in spite of success the country had achieved especially in the last three months.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaThe Nigeria Football Federation has denied a report that it shortchanged players of the Super Eagles with regards to payment of their win bonus for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Uyo in November 2016.Eagles’ Team Administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed yesterday that contrary to the report in the media, the federation paid all the players all that was due to them: “That report is a fabrication. The estimate we sent to the Government was for the sum of N1million for each player for a win. Nobody has been shortchanged.last_img read more

Continue reading

Flying Eagles Crash out of U-20 World Cup in Poland

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeFlying Eagles of Nigeria lost 2-1 to Senegal Monday evening at the Lodz Stadium to end their campaign in the second round stage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.Junior Teranga Lions’ forward Amadou Sagna broke the deadlock in the 36th minute with a low, right-footed effort while Ibrahima Niane made it double lead for the Senegalese late in first-half stoppage time. Sadly, Flying Eagles who played uncharacteristic brand of football not associated with any of Nigeria’s previous team continued their wastefulness in the clash with the Senegalese.They had similar opportunity that Sagna utilized for Senegal’s first goal but Flying Eagles Collins Sor failed to take the chance for Nigeria through sloppy and uncoordinated play in front of goal.Eagles appeared to have been fired up by pep talk during the half time break as they had a superb start to the second half, scoring five minutes after the whistle. From a free kick just outside the penalty area, Success Makanjoula sent his cross left of the wall and found the boot of Aniekeme Okon, who flicked in the easy goal.Thereafter, the Paul Aigbogun tutored lads returned to their wasteful game of not been able to finish build up into the Senegalese box. All attempts to get the equaliser and drag the game into extra time failed as the junior Teranga Lions held their nerve till the final whistle. Senegal willed their way to victory and a spot in the quarter-final against either Korea or JapanEarlier, Ukraine qualified for the quarter-finals for the first time in their history following a 4-1 victory over Panama at Tychy Stadium.While both sides sought to find their footing for the first 20 minutes of the match, the Ukrainians emphatically took control by half-time.Danylo Sikan and Yukhym Konoplia combined down the right side twice to lethal effect, as Konoplia served up one-touch finishes for Sikan in the 23rd minute and the first minute of first-half stoppage time. Sandwiched in between those goals was a 41st-minute headed goal from Denys Popov, his third of the tournament, and Ukraine went into the locker room with a commanding 3-0 lead.Los Canaleros reeled one back five minutes into the second half. Ernesto Walker exhibited strength and control using his chest to settle a deep cross and finish from close range.Serhii Buletsa shut the door on Panama seven minutes from full time, however, slipping unnoticed into the penalty area and beating Panama goalkeeper Emerson Dimas to cement Ukraine’s position in the last eight.Panama exit Poland 2019 with their best-ever finish as one of the final 16 teams.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Continue reading