Sunday 17 May 2009

Cork incinerator hearing adjourned

An oral hearing by An Bord Pleanála into a proposed €150 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour has been adjourned for three weeks following presentations from members of the local community.

Indaver Ireland has applied under the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006 for both a hazardous industrial waste incinerator and a municipal waste incinerator, each capable of taking 100,000 tonnes per annum, at the 12 hectare Ringaskiddy site.

According to Indaver’s planning application, the plant will incorporate a four storey high process building, an 85 metre high flue stack, a turbine hall, an aerocondenser structure, a sampling laboratory and a transfer station and other units at the site.

A number of groups have come together under the banner of Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment to oppose the plan.

Following presentations from members of the local community last night at a special evening session, An Bord Pleanála senior inspector Ms Oznur Yukel-Finn has adjourned the hearing for three weeks to allow time for consideration of extra information presented during the hearing.

Irish Times

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