To avoid spontaneous combustion at Atlantic Power, untreated mill waste is continuously watered down.
Shredded creosote rail ties and other chemically treated construction wood cannot be continuously watered down to prevent spontaneous combustion.
It could contaminate the ground and find its way into runoff water and snow melt.
Also, burning rail ties will contaminate three watersheds, a lake all in sight of Atlantic Power, also in the whole industrial area, Williams Lake Seniors Village, day care centre, high school, hospital, Deni House, junior secondary and the rest of the city of Williams Lake.
Not to mention if 27 years of Atlantic Power toxic landfill end up in the Fraser River.