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CHASE Statement - 1 April, 2007

[See also Media reports]

The announcement by Indaver Ireland of their intention to shelve plans to build two incinerators at Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork is a cynical effort to pressurise government to subsidise their lost cause – incineration – which even they now see as uneconomic.

A spokesperson for CHASE said “We regard this as a victory for the campaign because it proves what CHASE have been saying for the last 6 years, that these incinerators are not economically viable.

However, in real terms, nothing has changed. The EPA operating licence is still in place, as is the planning permission which attaches to the site and so could be sold on. Both planning and licence are subject to High Court challenges, which will continue, as Indaver have stated that ‘when there is greater certainty in the market they’ll return to build those incinerators’.

Now more than ever, we need to ensure that the next government does not support incineration. CHASE will continue their campaign and will be asking people to vote only for candidates with No Incineration in their party policies, not for a Government who will waste taxpayers money while subsidising carbon credits for a toll-waste industry.

While this victory will provide a morale boost to our campaign, we will celebrate only when the planning permission and operating licence are quashed or withdrawn.”


For further information contact:

Mary O’Leary, Chairperson, 086 8177737, 021 4811952
Mary Hurley, PRO, 086 8162448, 021 4803070
Linda FitzPatrick, 087 7410849, 021 4374506


Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment
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