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PRESS RELEASE - October 27, 2004

Dublin Residents Support Cork Residents at Dail Demonstration

In a show of unity today outside Dail Eireann (1.00pm, 27 October), CHASE will be supported by Ringsend Group CRAI (Combined Residents Against Incinerator) as well as representatives from other national groups.

The message is clear, from Ringaskiddy to Ringsend: INCINERATORS ARE NOT WELCOME

Spokesperson for CRAI, Frances Corr said “We fully support the people of Cork Harbour, and will support any community which is fighting an Incinerator proposal.”

The group will stage the demonstration from 1-2pm, and will submit a letter to the Minister for the Environment, Mr Dick Roche requesting a moratorium on incineration until intensive prevention and maximum recyling have been implemented. (click here to view letter)

Mary O’Leary, Chairperson of CHASE said, “We are asking the Minister to implement the Waste Management Pyramid sequentially, and not to build incinerators before maximum prevention and recycling, and the use of safe, efficient technologies has been achieved.

We need our authorities to recognize that we do have a choice how to manage our waste. If we build incinerators now, we will be tied to them for the next 25 years while safer, more efficient technologies continuously coming on stream pass us by.”

CHASE members traveled to Dublin to support the application being made to the High Court by 11 individuals and Ringaskiddy Residents Association to challenge An Bord Pleanalas decision to grant planning for a 100,000 tonne hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork. In granting planning, the Bord ignored the recommendations of its own Senior Planning Inspector, Mr Philip Jones, who gave an unprecedented 14 reasons why planning should not be granted.

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For further information contact:
Linda FitzPatrick, CHASE PRO Tel: 021 4374506 Mobile: 087 7410849
Mary O’Leary, Chairperson, CHASE Tel: 021 4811952 Mobile: 086 8177737


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