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PRESS RELEASE -- October 28, 2004

Floods Give Almighty Sign Incinerator Site is Wrong

The site where the 100,000 tonne hazardous waste incinerator is to be built in Ringaskdiddy, Co Cork, has flooded and has been completely submerged in water since last night.

This flooding is direct proof that the site fails under WHO site selection criteria, and has backed up concerns of the An Bord Pleanala Inspector about site suitability.

A CHASE spokesperson said “We are glad that this has happened now, where it illustrates that the site is wrong, rather than when there is hazardous waste in storage on the site and it could constitute a disaster for the Cork Harbour population.

It is a cause for major concern, and highlights the absolute unsuitability of the site for such a high risk project. It is irresponsible to proceed with the project.

We are currently checking levels and will be analyzing them against flow projections in the planning submission.”

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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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