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Interesting reading

Letter to An Bord Pleanala Feb 2010

-- CHASE Submissions --
Submissions to various local and national plans, reviews and reports.

Does Ireland need to build incinerators?
EU Commission question and answer.

Bury or Burn? A Social Cost Comparison of Final Waste Disposal Methods
FEEM Working Paper 2003.

Recycling of Household Waste in Ireland
Third Report of the Joint Committee on the Environment and Local Government, September 2006.

Letter to Minister of Health
Letter to Minister of Health from CHASE, highlighting health risks associated with Ringaskiddy incinerators and the latest research evidence. (19-06-06).

The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators
4th Report of the British Society for Ecological Medicine (Dec. 2005) concludes that no new waste incinerators should be built. "Incinerators are in reality particulate generators, and their use cannot be justified now that it is clear how toxic and carcinogenic fine particulates are."

WHO Fact Sheet - Particulate matter air pollution: how it harms health (pdf)
Emissions from incinerators include fine particulates [dust]. This fact sheet outlines the harmful health effects of these particulates.

Aarhus Convention - Simplified Guide
A simplified guide to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

The Consultation 'Problem' (pdf)
CHASE chairperson, Mary O'Leary, addresses Irish Planning Institute's annual conference in Cork.
Click here to view PowerPoint presentation.    

Ringaskiddy Incinerator - Why Be Concerned? (pdf)
CHASE overview of issues.

Environmental Objections and Appeals- What Access to Justice? (pdf)
Solicitor Joe Noonan addresses Law & the Environment Conference 2005.

"Legal and regulatory structures are geared against effective public access and the attitudes of decision makers are not supportive of those seeking access to justice in the area of environmental regulation."

Respect Creation: Do not Burn it (1)        Respect Creation: Do not Burn it (2)
INCINERATORS - A wasteful and inefficient technology - Articles by Fr. Sean mcDonagh SSC, internationally renowned ecological theologian, missionary priest, expert on the environment and author of numerous books and articles on the environment.

WHO Guidelines for Site Selection for Hazardous Waste Incinerators
World Health Organization guidelines set out 14 criteria for excluding locations as sites for hazardous waste incinerators. Ringaskiddy fails 13 of these.

No to Toxic Waste Incinerators for Cork Harbour
Article and comments on Indymedia Ireland website.

Doubt is their Product
Industry groups are fighting government regulation by fomenting scientific uncertainty.

Science under siege
Conflicts of interest, 'seeding results' and a broken monitoring system erode the public's trust.

Environment Ireland 2005 Conference Papers
This conference was held with the support of the EPA, to consider the most significant developments in environmental policy North and South; the future environmental policy agenda; best practice environmental management and emerging issues and new technologies.


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