Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Poolbeg 'will get go-ahead next year'

CONSTRUCTION of the controversial Poolbeg incinerator will begin early next year after the Environmental Protection Agency issues Dublin City Council with a licence to operate the plant.

Assistant city manager Matt Twomey said that collecting and disposing of household waste in the city would continue to be controlled by the city council, with the aim of recycling 59pc of all waste and "not on making huge profits".

Mr Twomey added: "Construction will begin on the Poolbeg plant as soon as statutory approval from the EPA and Energy Regulator is secured."

He said the waste-to-energy plant would process up to 600,000 tonnes of waste a year, and provide power for 50,000 homes.

Irish Independent


1 comment:

The Galway Tent Blog. said...

Ask Your Dentist

[Image Substitutes "Incinerators" for "Viceroys"].


The Waste-To-Toxics incineration industry has learned from Tobacco Industry propaganda techniques.

Try substituting Incineration for Nicotine, and Dangerous for Addictive in the following curious testimony. (Source: http://whyquit.com/whyquit/LinksAAddiction.html).

Was data curiously presented by Dublin City Council at the Oral Hearings just curious, or the whole truth?


1994 Congressional Testimony
Video of April 14, 1994 testimony of seven tobacco company executives before Congress testifying that they believe that nicotine is not addictive
Click the above image to watch the April 14, 1994 testimony, under oath, of seven tobacco company chief executive officers (CEOs) before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce,Subcommittee on Health and the Environment.
Congressman Wyden: "Let me ask you first, and I'd like to just go down the row, whether each of you believes that nicotine is not addictive. I've heard virtually all of you touch on it--yes or no, do you believe nicotine is not addictive?"

"I believe that nicotine is not addictive, yes". Philip Morris CEO (Chief Executive Officer) William I. Campbell

Congressman Wyden: "Mr. Johnston ..."

"Uh, Congressman, cigarettes and nicotine clearly do not meet the classic definition of addiction. There is no intoxication--" R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company CEO James Johnston

Congressman Wyden: We'll take that as a no. And again, time is short, if you can just, I think each of you believe nicotine is not addictive, I'd just like to have this for the record.

"I don't believe that nicotine or our products are addictive." U.S. Tobacco Company CEO Joseph Taddeo

"I believe that nicotine is not addictive." Lorillard Tobacco Company CEO Andrew Tisch

"I believe that nicotine is not addictive." Ligget Group CEO Edward Horrigan

"I believe that nicotine is not addictive." Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company CEO Thomas Sandefur

"And I too believe that nicotine is not addictive." American Tobacco Company CEO Donald Johnston