Irish Examiner - 17-01-04
A BELGIAN man who blames incinerators for a series of
miscarriages and birth defects in his family said the toxic waste
incinerator in Ringaskiddy would be a “disaster for
"I'm sorry to hear the Indaver incinerator has been approved because the effect of the smoke on the people will be disastrous," he said.
He visited the site two years ago and spoke in support of the Cork Alliance for a Safe Harbour (CHASE).
Mr De Beare's first wife suffered two miscarriages and then one of a pair of twins mysteriously died while the mother was eight months pregnant.
His second wife gave birth to a son, David, who is now nearly eight. But he was born a dwarf and today measures 92 cm, the average size of a two-year-old. The local university discovered it was caused by genetic mutation, of which there was no previous history in either family.
Mr De Beare began to investigate a household waste incinerator
in his local town of
Mr De Beare has lost a separate court battle to prevent
an Indaver incinerator being built near the town of
Mr De Beare is leaving
However, Indaver said Mr De Beare's opinions on incinerators were contrary to the World Health Organisation, the Food Safety Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency.
"I think Fred's wrong. He would be well aware ... the
incineration directive in
Indaver shut down a static kiln in its
"We fixed what was wrong, put it back in operation and now it's fully compliant again," said Mr Ahern.
Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment