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Indaver Emissions
Letter to Sunday Business Post - 11-01-09

John Ahern, managing director of Indaver which is seeking new planning permission for a toxic and municipal incinerator in Cork Harbour, did not mention (4/1/09) that Indaver’s parent company in Belgium in 2002 exceeded its emission limit 1,800 times over a three month period, dispersing dioxins and toxins over a wide area and costing the Belgian authorities millions of euros.

Ahern said of the incident ‘‘Indaver had an accidental release of dioxins from its static kiln incinerator in Antwerp in 2002 because the burner had failed to properly dispose of heavily-chlorinated waste, including dioxins.”

If this private developer gets planning permission for a co-located toxic and municipal incinerator with an 85-meter stack in the most visible site in Cork Harbour, will we assume that he can take care of the diseased carcasses from the next foot-and-mouth scare or the next dioxin scare?

Mamie Bowen Monkstown, Cork


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