DAILY NEWS Oct 29, 2012 10:19 AM - 2 comments

Lystek primed for organic material recovery centre in 2013

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By: SWR Staff
October 29, 2012 2012-10-29

Lystek International Inc. has been approved to move forward with the construction of its Organic Material Recovery Centre (OMRC) located in the Township of Southgate's Eco Park, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment says.

Lystek, which uses advanced biosolids processing technologies, received environmental compliance approvals for waste, air and storm/surface water, according to an October 9, 2012 news release.

Whereas biosolids can often be sent to landfills or incinerated, Lystek transforms them into a nutrient-rich, agricultural fertilizer.

“…We have invested a great deal of time and effort educating and working with the local community to ensure the economic and environmental benefits of this initiative were and are, clearly understood. We are ecstatic about this opportunity…,” said Lystek President Rick Mosher.

Lystek officials say they hope to have the facility up and running by early 2013.

For more information, please visit http://www.lystek.com

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Ms Maureen Reilly and is not a microbiologist. She has no documented expertise in the discipline areas required to make qualified statements about biosolids. She has not conducted any in-depth technical or scientific analysis of the Lystek system. Furthermore, she clearly has no expertise in the rigorous, regulatory review processes required to have a process such as Lystek go through years of in-depth, scientific development and testing which has resulted in the process being deemed safe and healthy by such agencies as the Ministry of the Environment, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, the Grand River Conservation Authority and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. She suggests that she knows better, but has no qualifications or basis to do so. Real facts and science are not found through misguided activists that have no idea what they are talking about. Some accurate information can be found here, however: http://www.weao.org/biosolids-video

Posted November 19, 2012 03:28 PM

M Reilly

Lystek has rebranded itself as OMRC:'Organic Material Recovery Centre', the same way that sewage sludge has been rebranded as the mind numbing NASM: 'Non Agricultural Source Material'.

It all comes down to the same thing: trying to normalize the use of industrial and sewer wastes as fertilizer for our food.

In North America cancer is epidemic. People are trying to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals by shunning cigarettes, by removing amalgam dental fillings, by eating organic foods.

So why fertilize our farmlands with the so called 'processed biosolids' that contains all the toxic chemicals that industry drains to the sewers? we know more every day about the persistance of pharmaceuticals, the environmental endurance of industrial sanitizers, and the risks of toxic metals.

Why deliberately toxify our farms and our food with fertilizer from sludge?

Posted November 2, 2012 11:00 AM

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