Oral Hearing Continues
Writes Jack White
The Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing on the proposed Indaver Ireland incinerator in Ringaskiddy continues this week in The Carrigaline Court Hotel. Following large numbers protesting at the opening of the hearing last week, attendance numbers at the hearing has remained high every day since.
The hearing heard from several opponents to the incinerator last week including environmental engineers, the Department of Defence, and CHASE representatives.
On Monday April 25th, a full house of Cork South Central TD’s were present at the Oral Hearing, with Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Defence and Michael Martin TD, leader of Fianna Fail, amongst those to speak. Former TD Jerry Buttimer was also present lending his support.
CHASE Chairperson Mary O’Leary welcomed Monday’s presentations saying; “Our TD’s and Minister came to the Oral Hearing today and put it to Bord Pleanala in uncategorical terms that the proposed development conflicts totally with the direction which successive governments have planned, developed policy and allocated funding for in that zone. They also warned clearly that, should it be granted, that progress will be damaged.”
Presentations were also made on Monday morning by Cobh Solicitor Frank Kelleher, PDForra, NMCI lecturer Jodi Power, and research staff from nearby MaREI marine energy research campus.
Presentations on Tuesday included CHASE experts: Vyvyan Howard, Toxico-pathologist and expert in the field of nano particles, who presented evidence relating to health effects and Colm MacDowell, Waste Management expert, who highlighted the lack of clarity raised by the application on the issue of a hazardous waste transfer station.
See chasecorkharbour.com for more.