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Metro Vancouver says for now Nanaimo vote on incinerator changes nothing

The Chair of Metro Vancouver’s “Zero Waste Committee” says they’re still digesting Monday night’s Nanaimo City Council rejection of a waste to energy plant.

And Malcolm Brodie says for now, they’re going ahead with Duke Point still in the mix.

Brodie says if, as some believe might happen, the group proposing Duke Point formally withdraws that would put an end to it.

He also rejects criticism of how Metro has handled the process, saying they’ve tried to be “open and inclusive”.

David Garcia, the representative for Urbasser, says they need time to figure out exactly how the letter from the City to Metro Vancouver saying they’re not interested will impact their proposal.

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A site near Port Mellon on the Sunshine Coast is also on Metro’s short list, and a public meeting is planned for May 24th in Gibsons.

A similar meeting is supposed to happen in mid-May in Nanaimo, but it’s no longer clear if it will go ahead.

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