Safety rules not keeping up with waste-to-energy technology, expert says

PHILIPPINE LAW has not kept pace with developments in waste-to-energy technology, leaving communities surrounding these projects at risk from the pollutants they generate, which may cause cancer and other health problems, an energy technology expert said.

“There are some safety issues with regard to the engineering of the technology itself,” said Jorge A. Emmanuel, Ph.D., energy technology specialist at Siliman University, in an interview.

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