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Irish Times - 21-01-06
Cork residents begin challenge to incinerator
Barry Roche

Campaigners against the proposed hazardous waste incinerator for Cork Harbour yesterday lodged papers in the High Court seeking leave to obtain a judicial review of the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant a licence for the facility.

The Ringaskiddy and District Residents' Association Ltd lodged the papers with the High Court yesterday morning while they also served the papers on the EPA at its headquarters in Wexford. The case is now listed for mention in the High Court on February 13th.

The application by the association to seek leave to obtain a judicial review includes a detailed statement upon which the group is basing its application as well as a supporting affidavit and a formal notice of motion of the application.

The decision to seek leave to obtain a judicial review follows the decision by the EPA last November to grant a licence to Indaver Ireland for the construction of a €133 million incineration facility at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour. The EPA granted a waste licence to Indaver for the construction of both a €93 million hazardous waste incinerator and a €30 million non-hazardous municipal waste incinerator, both capable of dealing with 100,000 tonnes of waste per annum on a 12-hectare site.

The residents' association also joined Ireland and the Attorney General as a party to the application as it argues the State failed to implement properly an Environmental Impact Assessment directive.

© The Irish Times


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