CHASE Press Release - 05-05-09
At the Oral Hearing today, Cllr Marcia D'Alton, Civil and Environmental Engineer, outlined how the Indaver proposal will destroy Cork Harbour aspirations to become a World Heritage Site, if it proceeds.
Cllr D'Alton said "This incinerator will destroy our application to become a World Heritage Site. It will destroy the integrity of the fortifications in Cork Harbour - Fort Camden, Fort Carlisle, and Fort Mitchell on Spike Island. In addition, the Martello Tower, which was designed to work in tandem with Fort Mitchell and is one of only 120 remaining in the world, will have its view completely compromised by the incinerator."
The application was submitted in January 2009 and is currently being considered by the Department of Envrionment for submission to UNESCO.
Michael Martin, of Titanic Trail Cobh who spoke in the afternoon, echoed this view. Mr Martin outlined how he makes his living solely from tourism, and guides thousands of tourists around the 100 year old history, views and heritage of Cork Harbour."
Presentations are scheduled tomorrow from An
Taisce and Chairman of the Carrigaline IFA Branch, Billy Nicholson.
Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment