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


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