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CHASE Press Release - 21-02-07

Minister for Justice Michael Mc Dowell announced that plans to build a 600,000 tones mass burn incinerator in Ringsend have been abandoned. The Tainiste has claimed this as a victory for local democracy.

The decision was welcomed by a CHASE spokesperson who said, “at last sanity is breaking out within some sections of the Government. The Progressive Democrats have now recognized the futility of settling for such harmful methods of waste disposal. This is the only rational conclusion to be drawn in light of the overwhelming international evidence about the effects of carbon emissions on the planet. It is also in line with latest EU policy on waste. This clearly states that waste should be diverted from incineration and landfill.”

It is now time for the rest of the Government to face up to its obligations and change Government policy on incineration and accept the reality that it is an economically unsustainable and morally repugnant form of waste management.

The silence of Minister Michael Martin is deafening. It is time he came out in support of his constituents, to ensure local democracy is not just for the citizens of Dublin

Incineration must be removed from Government policy as it is unsafe, unnecessary and unacceptable.

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For further information:
Mary Hurley, CHASE PRO, 021 4813070 086 8162448
Mary O’Leary, CHASE Chairperson, 021 4811952 086 8177737


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