Sunday 17 August 2008

Planned and approved waste facilities

Incineration leads the way in planning controversy ...

• Poolbeg incinerator in Dublin has planning permission, but is awaiting a waste licence to treat 600,000 tonnes of waste a year from the Environmental Protection Agency.

• An Indaver plant at Duleek, Co Meath, has planning permission and a waste licence and is under construction. It will treat 200,000 tonnes of waste a year.

• Next month, five local authorities in the south east will ask private companies to express an interest in building a plant to cater for 170,000 tonnes of waste a year.

• A plant is proposed in Connacht to deal with 175,000 tonnes a year.

• Another plant to serve Limerick, Clare and Kerry, with 200,000 tonnes, is being considered.

• A midlands plant for 150,000 tonnes is also proposed.

• The N7 Rathcoole plant will treat 365,000 tonnes a year, if granted planning permission.

Sunday Independent

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