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Letter to Irish Examiner - Aug 6th 2010
Incineration in Cork Harbour

Your article in yesterday’s examiner regarding Indaver ‘s planned toxic incinerator and Indaver’s comments, took my breath away . Indaver say they will still have the same capacity in the smaller building to allow for the incineration of municipal waste in the future.
Are they ignoring the Board’s “decision in principle” last January that they would not be minded to give permission for municipal waste incineration at this site. We know they have ignored the health concerns of people living in the harbour, by planning to put their toxic incinerator where it can do the most damage to the people in Cobh, already 44% above average in cancer cases. They also ignored planning laws on siting an incinerator in a flooding area , on a coast with erosion.
Planned siting of a toxic incinerator beside our Navy, the National Martime College of Ireland, and the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC), recently approved for 7 million euro in R &D funding, affects jobs in this particular area.
In ten years time we will be so glad that we did not build a toxic incinerator in Cork Harbour.
Mamie Bowen,
Co. Cork.


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