Ringaskiddy ( Cork harbour ) - Indaver incinerator project going ahead it seems

robut

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Permission granted for Ringaskiddy incinerator project

Waste company Indaver Ireland has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanála to build a controversial waste-to-energy incinerator in Cork Harbour.

It is understood the board's inspector had recommended refusal.

Under Strategic Infrastructure Development, the company applied to An Bord Pleanála for permission in December 2015 to build a €160 million, 240,000-tonnes-a-year waste-to-energy facility at Ringaskiddy.

An oral hearing was held in April and May 2016 and a decision has been awaited since July 2016.

This was the third application by the company since 2001 to build an incinerator on the site.
Permission granted for controversial €160m waste incinerator in Ringaskiddy

PLANNING Permission has been granted for a controversial waste incinerator in Ringaskiddy.

An Bord Pleanála wrote to the applicants and opponents this morning informing them of their decision to grant permission for the development.

The decision follows years of applications and appeals as the development has faced huge opposition from residents in the local harbour.

The controversial €160m waste facility, to be built by Indaver, will process 240,000 tonnes of waste every year.
Just flagging this here. The battle against this by Ringaskiddy action group and many other in other towns around the Lower Harbour ( Cobh, Crosshaven etc ) has been going on for years and years .. up to now, successfully.

Apparently the granting of this permission is against the advice of some guy at the top of planning ( heard on radio ). Others might know what thats about ...
 


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Permission granted for Ringaskiddy incinerator project



Permission granted for controversial €160m waste incinerator in Ringaskiddy



Just flagging this here. The battle against this by Ringaskiddy action group and many other in other towns around the Lower Harbour ( Cobh, Crosshaven etc ) has been going on for years and years .. up to now, successfully.

Apparently the granting of this permission is against the advice of some guy at the top of planning ( heard on radio ). Others might know what thats about ...
Those groups need to get together with the Limerick Against Pollution movement against the cement factory in Mungret getting planning to burn waste, including car tyres, in Mungret.
 
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Those groups need to get together with the Limerick Against Pollution movement against the cement factory in Mungret getting planning to burn waste, including car tyres, in Mungret.
Is it a case of suing for 300 million (burning tyres) with a view to settling for 300 thousand (regular incinerator)?

I'm not sure how a plan to deliberately burn tyres is even being heard.
 

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Is it a case of suing for 300 million (burning tyres) with a view to settling for 300 thousand (regular incinerator)?

I'm not sure how a plan to deliberately burn tyres is even being heard.
Permission already granted. See the link above.
 

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The incinerator would have a mechanism of filtering toxic fumes out of the smoke that it would emit, wouldn't it?

We can't keep using landfill sites. So incineration is a lesser evil, isn't it?
 
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Those groups need to get together with the Limerick Against Pollution movement against the cement factory in Mungret getting planning to burn waste, including car tyres, in Mungret.
Permission already granted. See the link above.
I see what the tyre burning is about now....

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/jan/24/travelsenvironmentalimpact.travelnews1

Not as crazy as I had thought.
 

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Unless people are prepared to consume less, there will always be a refuse requirement.

And that infers an incinerator requirement.

That is a consequence happy modern suburban living.

It seems that nobody likes consequences.

There is also the issue of the carbon footprint of refuse collection. Which means that the environmentally sound policy in that regard is to have the facilities for sorting and incineration as close as possible to it's source.
 

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The incinerator would have a mechanism of filtering toxic fumes out of the smoke that it would emit, wouldn't it?

We can't keep using landfill sites. So incineration is a lesser evil, isn't it?
Correct.

But not everybody will admit that.
 
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The incinerator would have a mechanism of filtering toxic fumes out of the smoke that it would emit, wouldn't it?

We can't keep using landfill sites. So incineration is a lesser evil, isn't it?
One would imagine that the development meets the standards of both the Kyoto and Paris accords.
 

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Have to admit I've not been following much of this story since it first developed 18 years or more ago.
If landfill is out, what is the alternative to incineration ?
If the issue is location of incineration rather than incineration itself, can the protesters come up with an alternative ?
 

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Those groups need to get together with the Limerick Against Pollution movement against the cement factory in Mungret getting planning to burn waste, including car tyres, in Mungret.
What are they burning there currently? I presume it's coke. Waste for incineration in a cement kiln is very specific, it's not household but high calorific materials with very low moisture. Plastic from car shredding mixed with household plastic would be the norm. Clean and dry without odour.
 


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