Tuesday, November 30, 2010

‘NO PULP MILL’ PUBLIC MEETING. Wednesday, December 1 2010

INVITATION TO ‘NO PULP MILL’ PUBLIC MEETING 7.30pm, 1 December 2010, Tailrace Centre, Riverside

Friends of the Tamar Valley (FTV) invite the public and the media to a ‘No Pulp Mill’ Public Meeting to be held at the Tailrace Centre, Riverside on 1 December 2010
The proposed Tamar Valley Pulp Mill has been the most controversial and divisive public issue since the Franklin Dam and remains the elephant in the room in terms of future peace between the logging industry, the government and the people of Tasmania.
This meeting will focus on the risks to the health and wellbeing of the residents and businesses located in the Tamar Valley and outline in particular the major economic and environmental risks associated with the Pulp Mill project.
“Any resident of the Tamar Valley or business person concerned about the effect this Pulp Mill may have on their health, their business and our region cannot afford to miss this meeting” said spokesperson for FTV Anna Pilkington. Dr Warwick Raverty is flying in from interstate specifically to outline why the Tamar Valley is the worst location for this Pulp Mill.
“Despite Gunns’ recent PR drive we believe most Tasmanians do not accept that a proposed plantation-based mill and a new CEO suddenly make the mill safe, ethical and of economic benefit to the community” said Ms Pilkington.
Speakers: Peter Cundall, Dr. Warwick Raverty (Former RPDC panelist & authority on pulp mill technology), Alderman Jeremy Ball (Launceston City Council), Jon Bryan (Underwater Photographer) & Vanessa Bleyer (Local resident, conservation lawyer)
There will be a short period for questions from the public after the Speakers.

For further information contact Anna Pilkington of FTV on 0439 899 760

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