Willie O'Dea, saviour of the environment, leaps to Limerick's rescue.

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Blessed are we that our beloved Limerick is represented by an environmental expert of the stature of Willie O'Dea.

Hundreds expected to march in Limerick in opposition to cement plan - Limerick Leader

Revealing a hitherto-concealed string to his bow and personally assuming the travails of the Midwest as his own, The Rat has emerged from an uncharacteristically lengthy retreat under the Cone of Silence to share his concerns for the future of the planet in a hard-hitting statement to Dail Eireann this week.

The Fianna Fail TD said the Irish Cement plans have “profound consequences for my region”. He asked whether the Department of the Environment, the HSE, or the EPA had undertaken a public health risk assessment.
“Incineration on the scale envisaged brings huge dangers, but there appear to be no plans in place to guard against these dangers. What reassurances can the minister give us now that the burning of 90,000 tonnes of industrial waste, including tyres, solvents and plastics will not have an adverse effect on air quality to the detriment of the community,” he asked.
Unfortunately,
The minister responsible, Denis Naughten was not present.
and the nation was denied the opportunity to observe The Rat pit his searing scientific intellect against the misguided fools of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Departments of the Environment and Health and Limerick City and County council. However, he left an apocalyptic warning on the record of the House
“Incineration on the scale envisaged brings huge dangers, but there appear to be no plans in place to guard against these dangers."
and we eagerly await his clinical demolition of these jobsworth functionaries as he unleashes his vast knowledge of particulates, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, dioxins, wet and dry scrubbers, rotary kiln technology and the BImSchV17 emission standards on a gobsmacked scientific community.
 


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O'Dea is an oily skidmark on the hooty underpants of our political landscape.
 

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As long as Willie brings in a running mate next time he can make any cement related comments he likes!
 

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He has green credentials. He's been recycling himself for years.
 

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O'Dea leaping into the Shannon might be a better move for all concerned.

Cement production is an incredibly energy intensive operation which is why wind turbines are not as green as we like to assume, they tend to use a fair bit in their construction as well as burying the connecting cables.

Anyway, burning tyres is not a new solution and plants all over the world have been using them as a fuel source for some time now. To a certain extent they are green energy for the latex is a natural product from rubber plantations and so they may be considered a bio fuel. The steel wire within them can also be recycled. Better this than extracting more carbon from the ground and having huge dumps of tyres that pose a fire risk and are notoriously difficult to get rid of basically because they are designed to last. I appreciate that some are already recycled but there is a limit to the demand for playground mats.
 
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Blessed are we that our beloved Limerick is represented by an environmental expert of the stature of Willie O'Dea.

Hundreds expected to march in Limerick in opposition to cement plan - Limerick Leader

Revealing a hitherto-concealed string to his bow and personally assuming the travails of the Midwest as his own, The Rat has emerged from an uncharacteristically lengthy retreat under the Cone of Silence to share his concerns for the future of the planet in a hard-hitting statement to Dail Eireann this week.


Unfortunately,

and the nation was denied the opportunity to observe The Rat pit his searing scientific intellect against the misguided fools of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Departments of the Environment and Health and Limerick City and County council. However, he left an apocalyptic warning on the record of the House

and we eagerly await his clinical demolition of these jobsworth functionaries as he unleashes his vast knowledge of particulates, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, dioxins, wet and dry scrubbers, rotary kiln technology and the BImSchV17 emission standards on a gobsmacked scientific community.
Whatever anyone thinks about O'Dea, his opposition to this plant is welcome. O'Dea is an influential politician and I as a resident of this region welcomes his support for stopping this dangerous Polluting plant.
 
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O'Dea leaping into the Shannon might be a better move for all concerned.

Cement production is an incredibly energy intensive operation which is why wind turbines are not as green as we like to assume, they tend to use a fair bit in their construction as well as burying the connecting cables.

Anyway, burning tyres is not a new solution and plants all over the world have been using them as a fuel source for some time now. To a certain extent they are green energy for the latex is a natural product from rubber plantations and so they may be considered a bio fuel. The steel wire within them can also be recycled. Better this than extracting more carbon from the ground and having huge dumps of tyres that pose a fire risk and are notoriously difficult to get rid of basically because they are designed to last. I appreciate that some are already recycled but there is a limit to the demand for playground mats.
That is all well and good, but are these other tyre burning plant located in residential areas??
 

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O'Dea leaping into the Shannon might be a better move for all concerned.

Cement production is an incredibly energy intensive operation which is why wind turbines are not as green as we like to assume, they tend to use a fair bit in their construction as well as burying the connecting cables.

Anyway, burning tyres is not a new solution and plants all over the world have been using them as a fuel source for some time now. To a certain extent they are green energy for the latex is a natural product from rubber plantations and so they may be considered a bio fuel. The steel wire within them can also be recycled. Better this than extracting more carbon from the ground and having huge dumps of tyres that pose a fire risk and are notoriously difficult to get rid of basically because they are designed to last. I appreciate that some are already recycled but there is a limit to the demand for playground mats.
That is all well and good, but are these other tyre burning plant located in residential areas??

Even these playground mats are now potentially carcinogenic, let alone burning them.

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground? - NBC News
 
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Whatever anyone thinks about O'Dea his opposition to this plant is welcome. O'Dea is an influential politician and I as a resident of this region welcomes his support for stopping this dangerous Polluting plant.
There was an auld nimby from Limerick
Who got his moustache all twitching
.............
 

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That is all well and good, but are these other tyre burning plant located in residential areas??

Even these playground mats are now potentially carcinogenic, let alone burning them.

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground? - NBC News
And therein probably lies a huge debate without a clear answer. Burning old tyres will indeed produce dioxins and these can be scrubbed out of the flue gas but whether that means the emissions are any safer than fossil fuels (which aren't safe themselves) is something that can be argued over eternally I should think.

The best way forward is to use as little cement as possible.
 
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Blessed are we that our beloved Limerick is represented by an environmental expert of the stature of Willie O'Dea.

Hundreds expected to march in Limerick in opposition to cement plan - Limerick Leader

Revealing a hitherto-concealed string to his bow and personally assuming the travails of the Midwest as his own, The Rat has emerged from an uncharacteristically lengthy retreat under the Cone of Silence to share his concerns for the future of the planet in a hard-hitting statement to Dail Eireann this week.


Unfortunately,

and the nation was denied the opportunity to observe The Rat pit his searing scientific intellect against the misguided fools of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Departments of the Environment and Health and Limerick City and County council. However, he left an apocalyptic warning on the record of the House

and we eagerly await his clinical demolition of these jobsworth functionaries as he unleashes his vast knowledge of particulates, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, dioxins, wet and dry scrubbers, rotary kiln technology and the BImSchV17 emission standards on a gobsmacked scientific community.
Did he submit it through an Affidavit?
 

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Oh....so the Greens did influence FF after all?

10 years later....for a parochial matter.

:lol::lol::lol:
Hold on a minute, I wouldn't quite go that far. I remember Eamon Ryan giving Willie a speech that underwhelmed him during a vote of confidence a number of years back.

Has Mr Quinlivan built his house from Cement made by CRH?
 

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Blessed are we that our beloved Limerick is represented by an environmental expert of the stature of Willie O'Dea.

Hundreds expected to march in Limerick in opposition to cement plan - Limerick Leader

Revealing a hitherto-concealed string to his bow and personally assuming the travails of the Midwest as his own, The Rat has emerged from an uncharacteristically lengthy retreat under the Cone of Silence to share his concerns for the future of the planet in a hard-hitting statement to Dail Eireann this week.


Unfortunately,

and the nation was denied the opportunity to observe The Rat pit his searing scientific intellect against the misguided fools of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Departments of the Environment and Health and Limerick City and County council. However, he left an apocalyptic warning on the record of the House

and we eagerly await his clinical demolition of these jobsworth functionaries as he unleashes his vast knowledge of particulates, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, dioxins, wet and dry scrubbers, rotary kiln technology and the BImSchV17 emission standards on a gobsmacked scientific community.
i quite like the utterance, in my region, he thinks he owns the bloody place
 

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That is all well and good, but are these other tyre burning plant located in residential areas??

Even these playground mats are now potentially carcinogenic, let alone burning them.

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground? - NBC News
Just had another look at the article and they are talking about a mulch as opposed to a mat. A mat will have a much lower surface area than crumbled rubber and so is likely to give off far less chemicals, toxic or otherwise. They also tend to be sealed, further reducing the risk.
 

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in limerick they have europes premier scource of acid rain, aughanish, what scource of pison will this provide, the council have many objections to some sort of rubbish disposal operation in the middle of the county
 

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As long as Willie brings in a running mate next time he can make any cement related comments he likes!
he wont, he does not do running mates, ask power the solicitor guy, altho he did let a nice little earner afterwards, i recon a better one than wille has
 

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Hold on a minute, I wouldn't quite go that far. I remember Eamon Ryan giving Willie a speech that underwhelmed him during a vote of confidence a number of years back.

Has Mr Quinlivan built his house from Cement made by CRH?
what has this to do with the current topic under discussion
 


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