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CHASE Press Release - 06-05-09
Incinerator Too Big - Site Too Small
On Target to Meet Landfill Diverstion Targets without Incinerator

At todays Oral Hearing Cork County Council's County Architect, Sean McLoughlin, and Cork County Council's Acting Senior Engineer, Nicholas Bond, made presentations.

County Architect, Sean McLoughlin outlined his concerns at the visual impact of the proposed incinerator at todays Oral Hearing into the Ringaskiddy Incinerator.

Mr McLoughlin stated that the Incinerator would be the first experience of people entering Cork Harbour by ship, and was the height of a 14 storey building. He stated that a building is to high when it dominates the landscape and said that:

• The building, standing at 48.5m would be far higher than all the other industrial buildings
• It is too large for the site, and would visually dominate the area
• Landscape efforts [designed to disguise the building] will do more harm than good.

Also speaking was Nicholas Bond, Acting Senior Engineer, Waste Section of Cork County Council Environment Directorate. Mr Bond comprehensively detailed Cork County Council's Waste Management Strategy, which does not include incineration, and stated that Cork County Council is confident that it is currently on target to meet its Landfill Diversion Targets.


Mary O'Leary, 086 8177737, 021 4811952
Mary Hurley, 086 8162448, 021 4803070
Linda FitzPatrick, 087 7410849, 021 4374506




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