Province's decision to go ahead with tire burning project draws frustration from tire recycler

Nova Scotia's decision to go ahead with a tire burning project at the Lafarge cement plant in Brookfield has drawn a frustrated reaction from environmental groups and the province's sole tire recycler.

Mike Chassie, vice president of Halifax C and D Recycler, says he's worried the decision to shift to the burning option will mean he's short on supply.

Meanwhile, environmental groups say there is no scientific consensus on safe levels of the emissions.

Lafarge executive Rob Cumming says independent testing has shown that dioxin and furan emissions coming out of the kiln's stack will be below levels that may be harmful to human health.