Usedtire Advisory Committee Appointed

first_imgThe members of an advisory committee to review options for used-tire processing have been appointed by Environment and Labour Minister Mark Parent. “We’ve carefully selected skilled, experienced individuals who will examine the province’s options for handling used tires from a variety of viewpoints,” said Mr. Parent. “The committee’s mandate is to identify a variety of ideas, and consider and report on the economic, social, health and industrial implications of each.” The four members of the committee are: — Louis LaPierre, Professor Emeritus, Université de Moncton. He held the K.C Irving Chair in Sustainable Development for eight years and is a former director of the Master in Environmental Studies program at the Université de Moncton. He has served on numerous committees, panels and councils for environmental and sustainability issues, nationally and internationally. –Mark Gibson, research scientist in the Atlantic Rural Centre, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University. He is actively engaged in the centre’s air pollution research activities, and has extensive experience with air pollution and environmental health – through his research and collaborative work. –Wilbert Langley, civil engineer and president, W.S. Langley Concrete and Materials Technology Inc. Mr. Langley’s projects include the Prince Edward Island Confederation Bridge, the Hoover Dam Bypass, and Hibernia development. His research in the use of fly ash and silica fume contributed to building of Halifax’s World Trade and Convention Centre and the Maritime Centre. Judith McMullen, executive director of Clean Nova Scotia. Ms. McMullen has developed and delivered hundreds of environmental projects with the Atlantic Coastal Action Program-Cape Breton. In her role at Clean Nova Scotia she leads programs that encourage Nova Scotians to work together to achieve a sustainable, environmentally-healthy society for future generations to enjoy. The committee members expect to have a better idea of when their report will be ready once they have completed their preliminary research and planning.last_img

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