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CHASE Press Release - 22-01-10

An Bord Peanala To Kill Municipal Waste Incinerator But Give Second Bite Of The Cherry On Hazardous Waste Incinerator

Indications in a letter sent to Indaver by an Bord Pleanala are that permission will be refused for a 150,000 tonne Municipal Waste Incinerator in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, but that they are considering the granting of permission for a 100,000 tonne Hazardous Waste Incinerator (for 5 years), pending submission of further information with regard to works to flooding, coastal erosion, and revised emissions.

CHASE Chairperson Mary O'Leary said "News that the Municipal Waste Incinerator will be turned down is good news for the community and huge credit is due to Cork County Council for defending their waste management plans so thoroughly.

It is unacceptable to see the ongoing preferential treatment of developers in planning matters. The Bord states that the EIS is 'deficient' in regard to flooding of the public road, coastal erosion and their impacts, and therefore we are adamant that this should have been turned down outright, rather than giving developers a second bite of the cherry.

Indaver should be required to submit a new application, just like any member of the public.

The recent Flood Management Guidelines recommends that development on sites subject to flooding should be avoided rather than engineered around, and the Bord should respect this.

CHASE is taking advice on the legal reasonableness of the decision by the Bord."


Mary O'Leary 086 8177737
Mary Hurley 086 8162448
Linda Fitzpatrick 087 7410849


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