Notes on An Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing
Corrib onshore gas pipeline application (An Bord Pleanala ref. 16 GA 0004, 16 DA 0004)
19th May 25th June 2009
Produced by Pobal Chill Chomain
The attached document comprises the majority of questioning put to the applicant (Shell E&P Ireland Ltd) by An Bord Pleanala, and includes a summary of the verbal responses given (NOTE: questions from Thursday June 11th not included).
This text is compiled from handwritten notes and should be read only as a guide to the hearing, in conjunction with the application particulars, Environmental Impact Statement, accompanying drawings and the various Briefs of Evidence and supplementary documents.
Nigel Wright Would you agree with the description of a mushroom cloud as described in the Advantica Report?
Philip Crossthwaite Yes
NW What height of mushroom cloud would you get at 345 bar (upstream of LVI)?
PC We dont have that information
NW Then how were the heat radiation figures modelled?
PC Using fireball model
NW For 345 bar?
NW What testing was done for 345?
PC Testing not done for 345, used UK HSE models
NW Has 345 been verified?
PC No, 345 is extrapolated
NW So there is some error, due to extrapolation?
NW - Did you do full scale tests?
PC No, it costs too much to carry out large-scale tests