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An Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing

Application for two Incinerators at Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork - Reference Number – 04.PA0010
Applicant - Indaver Ireland

Update - 12th February 2010

As you will be aware An Bord Pleanala have indicated that they will refuse the municipal waste incinerator and are considering granting planning for the toxic waste incinerator

This is despite the fact that the Bord say the developers application was “deficient” so one would wonder how can a decision to grant planning be made when vital information is missing!
(See CHASE press release 22nd Jan.)

This is not a final decision but an indication of what the Bord is thinking. Therefore it is essential that you write to the Bord to let them know of your shock and anger at how this application is being dealt with.

Thank you to all those who have contributed again to the campaign as these voluntary donations allow us to continue. It is important that the community continues to show its strength of opposition to this development. It is our efforts to date and the support of the community that have resulted in the refusal of one incinerator and it will be our continued efforts that will stop the second incinerator from getting planning permission.

Mary O'Leary

Submissions, etc.

Proof of Evidence - Alan Watson B.Sc (Hons), C.Eng, Public Interest Consultants
CHASE Submission
Submission by CHASE Chairperson Mary O' Leary
Submission by Cobh Action for Clean Air
Submissionn by CHASE - Monkstown, Glenbrook, Passage Branch
Ringaskiddy Residents Association Submission
Letter from Professor John Sweeney(NUI Maynooth)
Proof of Evidence - Gavin Ten Tusscher (Paediatrician)
Presentation - Gavin Ten Tusscher (Paediatrician)
Submission - ILTP Traffic Consultants
Submission - Fenton Simons Planning and Development Consultants
Coastal Erosion, Hydrogeology & Flood Risk Assessment - S.M. Bennet & Co.
Statement of Evidence - Roddy Hogan, Planning Consultant
Submission - Andrew Moore & Co.

Friday 19th June 2009

Irish Times - Hearing ends into Indaver proposal

Thursday 18th June 2009

CHASE Press Release - Oral Hearing Closing Summations Heard Today

Irish Times - College speaks out against proposed Cork incinerator

Wednesday 17th June 2009

CHASE Press Release - Maritime College Lecturer Says Incinerators Will Negatively Impact College
- Department of Environment Recommends Bond to Cover Ecological Restoration In Case of Accident

Irish Times - Incinerator waste to go to landfill site

Tuesday 16th June 2009

CHASE Press Release - Expert Estimates Incinerator Health Burden to Cost Community €150m
- Debunks Incinerator Efficiency
- Says Question Mark Hangs Over Bottom Ash Classification

Irish Times - Incinerator explosion contingency plan urged

Monday 15th June 2009

CHASE Press Release - Distances Claimed As Safe In Application Will Be Regarded By Emergency Response Agencies As Well Inside Danger Zone

Irish Examiner - Health authority has no objection to incinerator

Friday 12th June 2009

Irish Times - Incinerator impact statement 'should be withdrawn'

Thursday 11th June 2009

CHASE Press Release
- Epidemiologist Says EIS Should Be Withdrawn Due to Plagiarism
- Ireland Still Not Equipped To Monitor Human Health

Irish Times - Location of waste facility 'unsuitable'

Wednesday 10th June 2009

CHASE Press Release - CIT Students Union President Corrects Indaver And Hammers Home Objection
Irish Times - Expert challenges risk study for incinerator

Tuesday 9th June 2009

CHASE Press Release - Leading Toxico-Pathologist Says No Filtering on Incinerators for Unregulated Deadly Nanoparticles
Irish Times - No need for plant to burn waste, says TD

Monday 8th June 2009

CHASE Press Release - CHASE Chairperson Says Incinerator Wrong On Every Level
David Stanton, TD, Outlines Government Policy Changes

April - June
Ongoing Indymedia Discussion

Friday 15th May 2009

Irish Times - Cork incinerator hearing adjourned

Thursday 14th May 2009

CHASE Press Release
- Hydrogeological Expert Says Site On Most Vulnerable Coast In Ireland
- Coastal Erosion Will Eventually Undermine Incinerator Structure
- Office Of Public Works Confirm Site Vulnerability

Wednesday 13th May 2009

CHASE Press Release - Incinerator development will effect property prices

Tuesday 12th May 2009

CHASE Press Release
- Dutch Paediatrician Warns Of Dioxin Damage At Low Doses
- Top UCC Professor Speaks Out for People of Cobh
- Midwives Warn of Danger to Breast Fed Babies

Irish Times - Hearing highlights success of Cork recycling

Monday 11th May 2009

CHASE Press Release - Incinerator Not NEEDED By City or County Council

Friday 8th May 2009

Irish Times - Warning on effects of Cork waste plan
Irish Examiner - Waste plant would lead to more traffic jams, hearing told

Thursday 7th May 2009

CHASE Press Release - NRA Seek Road Contribution From Indaver, And Recommend Restrictions On Waste Acceptance Times

Irish Times - Cork incinerator would contravene county plan

Wednesday 6th May 2009

CHASE Press Release - Cork County Council Make Presentations to Oral Hearing
Incinerator Too Big - Site Too Small; On Target to Meet Landfill Diversion Targets without Incinerator

Irish Times - Conflicting evidence on incinerator given at planning hearing
Evening Echo - Incinerator must be halted

Tuesday 5th May 2009

CHASE Press Release - Incinerator Will Destroy Harbour Aspirations to Become World Heritage Site

Irish Times - Incinerator Oral Hearing to Resume

Thursday 30th April 2009

CHASE Press Release - INDAVER Doctor Echos CHASE claims of Uncredible Dioxin Assessment Systems - Figures Show 20% Increase in Cobh Dioxin Levels

Irish Times - Findings say incinerator would pass air guides
Irish Examiner - Cork Harbour dioxin levels to ‘remain below legal limits’

Wednesday 29th April 2009

CHASE Press Release - INDAVER Cosy Cartel with Ex-Government Staff

Irish Examiner - EU landfill fines will cost Ireland, hearing told

Tuesday 28th April 2009

CHASE Press Release - INDAVER Recommend Students Run to Toxic Island for Safety

Irish Examiner - Indaver plan ‘will solve Irish Steel headache’
Irish Examiner - Claims that incineration no longer Government policy rejected
Irish Times - MEP and Senator oppose incinerator plan
Irish Times - Ringaskiddy Hearing Continues

Monday 27th April 2009

CHASE Press Release - Oral Hearing Day 1

Evening Echo - Ringaskiddy Incinerator Plan Oral Hearing Begins
Irish Examiner - Department to Raise Fresh Incinerator Concerns
Irish Times - An Bord Pleanála hearing into Cork incinerators opens today



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