Viridian Note 00165: Mad Cows as FuelBruce Sterling [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Attention Conservation Notice: Of dubious relevance to the issue at hand, but way, way up the scale on the Viridian Weirdness Meter.
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Bob Morris's Viridian Contest Repository: http://www.bomoco.com/Viridian/disaster/disaster.htm
And the winner, among a strong field of contestants, is:
Jason Cole (email@example.com*)
for the entry at:
This symbol is strong, simple, cheap, and true to the
physical nature of greenhouse disaster. Jason Cole's
prize is a copy of the United Nations-sponsored book,
ART AND SURVIVAL: The Illustrator and the Environment.
"Mad Cow Remains Fuel Power Station
"LONDON (AP) via NewsEdge Corporation
British cattle slaughtered during the crisis over
mad cow disease are finding new life == as a source of
"The Glanford power station in Lincolnshire, central
England, has begun incinerating the remains of animals
destroyed due to fears of bovine spongiform
encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.
"The station had previously burned poultry litter, but
switched over to cattle meat and bonemeal about two weeks
ago. Its consumption of 250 metric tons a day produces
enough electricity to power a small town.
"BSE is a brain-wasting cattle disease that appeared in
Britain in the mid 1990s. Experts believe its human form,
a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, can be contracted
by eating contaminated beef.
"In 1996, the European Union banned imports of British
beef and Britain banned cattle older than 30 months from
the food chain. Millions of cattle were slaughtered, and
almost half a million tonnes of dried meat and bonemeal
has since been stockpiled in secure sheds.
"The Environment Agency granted permission to
Glanford's owners, Fibrogen, as part of a scheme to
destroy the massive stockpile of animal waste. Fibrogen
has a three-year contract to burn 85,000 tons of animal
remains a year, and two other contractors are believed to
be interested in opening similar incinerators.
"Fibrogen Managing Director Rupert Fraser said the
station meets stringent environmental standards and there
is no danger of BSE-infected material escaping into the
"'We are very confident the risk to the public is absolutely negligible,' he said. 'It's infinitesimally small.'"
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