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category mayo | environment | feature author Thursday March 22, 2007 21:58author by Eve and Bob - Rossport Solidarity Camp & Shell to Sea Report this post to the editors

Shell' s site shut down by mass trespass in response to contaminated run off.

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Bellanboy Refinery

Sixty Shell to Sea protesters entered the proposed refinery site at Bellanboy this afternoon causing work to be stopped. The protesters entered the site at gate three on the Bellanaboy-Belmullet road at 3:30pm due to serious concerns about untreated water leaving the site, refusing to leave until their concerns are addressed.

Approximately thirty Gardai followed protesters onto the site instructing them to leave which they refused to do. Gardai initially attempted to forcibly remove protesters from the site but desisted once reminded that they too were trespassing on private property.

Related Links: Indymedia Mayo Archive | Shell to Sea | Rossport Solidarity Camp |


Large volumes of untreated water being discharged into a drain was noticed this morning by a local woman at the picket. It appears that untreated water from higher up on the site is being pumped down and discharged into the drain. Campaigners immediately contacted the fisheries board and Mayo county council to have the issue addressed. Samples of the run off were taken by campaigners and an aluminium test conducted by John Monaghan showed levels to be almost double the maxium allowed levels. Officials from the council failed to show up at the site as agreed forcing campaigners to occupy the site.

The issue of untreated aluminium contaminated water leeching off the site and into local drinking water sources has been an ongoing issue since Shell first began peat excavation in April 2005.

Protesters remain on site.

More information will be posted as available.

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   shell so and so's     The Eskimo    Thu Mar 22, 2007 17:59 
   That's the way to do it.     Cathal    Thu Mar 22, 2007 18:11 
   Brilliant!     Cormac    Thu Mar 22, 2007 18:24 
   Well in there     Tanya and Sarah    Thu Mar 22, 2007 18:28 
   Great     Caoimhe    Thu Mar 22, 2007 18:33 
   mo ceol thú     p.s.    Thu Mar 22, 2007 18:37 
   hoo-ray!     Chrissie    Thu Mar 22, 2007 18:49 
   maith sib aris     ciaran c    Thu Mar 22, 2007 19:43 
   Bravo!!     cool j    Thu Mar 22, 2007 20:21 
 10   a thought     Thinking    Thu Mar 22, 2007 21:48 
 11   Testing the kitchen sink     EC    Thu Mar 22, 2007 22:34 
 12   Try a little research Mr Think!!     cool j    Thu Mar 22, 2007 22:44 
 13   Much support.     Clare Shell to Sea    Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:40 
 14   Aluminium??     Jim    Fri Mar 23, 2007 13:15 
 15   Aluminium?? LINk     Jim    Fri Mar 23, 2007 13:22 
 16   Lúdramán Dúbailte!!     Maura Harrington    Fri Mar 23, 2007 13:46 
 17   More details here     Updater    Fri Mar 23, 2007 14:49 
 18   Out of Date???     Jim    Fri Mar 23, 2007 15:14 
 19   Well Done Indeed     Mark C    Sat Mar 24, 2007 09:34 
 20   Aluminium Levels/ Request for Local Readings     Aluminium Concern    Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:38 
 21   Latest results     JM    Sat Mar 24, 2007 13:30 
 22   Clarification.     Supporter    Sat Mar 24, 2007 15:30 
 23   In the real world Jim!!     cool j    Sat Mar 24, 2007 16:45 
 24   Comparison     Lee    Mon Mar 26, 2007 15:30 
 25   shell     troll    Mon Mar 26, 2007 17:07 
 26   Lee is only being correct     Ciaran Callaghan    Mon Mar 26, 2007 18:41 
 27   Proof is not enough to sway faith in company famed for environmental destruction     Cynic    Mon Mar 26, 2007 18:54 
 28   data     another cynic    Mon Mar 26, 2007 20:10 
 29   Data from Carrowmore Lake     Idiot baiter    Mon Mar 26, 2007 22:42 
 30   you could have simply admitted it     amadan watcher    Tue Mar 27, 2007 00:05 
 31   duh     sherlock    Tue Mar 27, 2007 02:53 
 32   gullible     amadan watcher    Tue Mar 27, 2007 07:49 
 33   Proof     EN    Tue Mar 27, 2007 09:23 
 34   Proof     maire    Tue Mar 27, 2007 09:39 
 35   kangaroo     amadan watcher    Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:02 
 36   evidence     chrissie    Tue Mar 27, 2007 19:25 
 37   Naturally Occuring Aluminium     Pat    Tue Mar 27, 2007 19:42 
 38   Pat     Evidence??    Tue Mar 27, 2007 19:49 
 39   Pat the Plank     cool j    Wed Mar 28, 2007 03:59 
 40   'Preserve peat bogs' for climate     pete bog    Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:31 
 41   Do something about it     North Dublin activist    Fri Mar 30, 2007 05:18 
 42   A silly idea?     why not    Fri Mar 30, 2007 13:29 
 43   s2s + expert     a very silly idea    Fri Mar 30, 2007 20:35 
 44   Experts     JM    Sat Mar 31, 2007 00:42 
 45   Many tnx JM     guess who    Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:06 
 46   Try harder     Guess why    Sat Mar 31, 2007 13:25 
 47   argument     Guess who    Sat Mar 31, 2007 20:21 
 48   Snapshot     JM    Sun Apr 01, 2007 17:28 
 49   ok     guess who    Sun Apr 01, 2007 18:52 
 50   stop the poisoning     McCabe    Tue Apr 03, 2007 16:11 
 51   Look at this.     Etain    Tue Apr 03, 2007 19:43 
 52   knowledge     guess who    Tue Apr 03, 2007 20:37 
 53   Expert analysis     JM    Wed Apr 04, 2007 20:53 
 54   explain?     guess who    Wed Apr 04, 2007 21:59 
 55   know everything     ok tell us    Sun Apr 08, 2007 14:45 
 56   truth     one week    Sun Apr 08, 2007 14:51 
 57   EPA hearing     katiem    Fri Apr 13, 2007 22:58 
 58   oral hearings     info    Fri Apr 13, 2007 23:12 


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