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The 5th deadline of today, 10 August set by Bord Pleanala for a decision on the controversial ringaskiddy incinerator application has passed and a new date of 12 September 2017 has been set. A decision on this application is now over a year behind the original July 2016 statutory deadline set in order to meet Strategic Infrastructure Planning application guidelines. read full story / add a comment
CHASE have submitted forensic analysis of Indaver’s new material to Bord Pleanala which reveals a starving model man on under 1,000 calories a day in order to meet EU dioxin intake limits, a gross underestimation by over 57metres of the vertical emissions dispersal and associated risk zone to helicopters, comparisons with a helicopter landing base near a UK Naval base that fails to mention that helicopter operations there ceased in 2012, three years before the nearby incinerator commenced operation in 2015, as well as ongoing dioxin discrepancies. The submission period for observations on Indaver’s new material closed on Friday last, 21 July at 5.30pm. read full story / add a comment
An accident has occurred at the Covanta operated Poolbeg incinerator last night (Wed 7 June) which resulted in the hospitalisation of 11 construction workers.
Reports indicate the cause of the incident was an uncontrolled cloud of lime released inside the flue gas treatment area, which breached a door seal and engulfed the workers, resulting in reports of breathing difficulties, feelings of nausea and blurred vision.
Lime, a highly alkaline, caustic and irritating material with potential to cause blindness and serious respiratory issues, is used in incinerators to ‘clean’ harmful compounds such as dioxins and furans from flue gasses. read full story / add a comment
Even though this is more than 1 week old, we are reposting it here to demonstrate how the state is going out of it's way to facilitate Indaver in their attempts to push through this incinerator in ringaskiddy, Cork.
Bord Pleanala has advised that the additional information supplied by Indaver is considered to contain significant additional data in relation to the effects on the environment of the proposed ringaskiddy incinerator and have invited submissions from observers during a six week period to close 21 July 2017 at 5.30pm.
This material was submitted at the invitation of the Bord who on making a fourth decision deferral in March 2017 invited Indaver to submit additional information on flight paths and an opportunity to correct their erroneous dioxin figures, exposed on the final day of the Oral Hearing held in April/May 2016. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Wednesday March 22, 2017 22:24 by CHASE 1 comment (last - sunday march 26, 2017 15:43) 1 image
Bord Pleanala have failed to meet their current deadline of 22 March for a decision on the ringaskiddy incinerator application ( http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/PA0045.htm ) and are to defer for a fourth time in order to request further information from the applicant, Indaver Ireland. No new date has been set. read full story / add a comment
Please take 2 minutes to have your say in how you want to see the Harbour developed, and encourage friends/family to do likewise.
Cork County Council sets out its land use planning strategy for the development of the towns and villages of the county in a series of Municipal District Local Area Plans, which are currently under review.
The Ballincollig-Carrigaline Local Area Plan covers the area surrounding the proposed incinerator site in ringaskiddy, is directly relevant to the future of the Harbour area and has invited submissions. Submissions are FREE and can be made online, but the system will close at 4pm tomorrow, Monday 16th January 2017. read full story / add a comment
cork / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday October 26, 2016 22:24 by CHASE 1 image
A decision by An Bord Pleanala on the planning application by Indaver Ireland to build a 240,000 tonne hazardous and municipal waste incinerator at ringaskiddy Co Cork has been extended again with the case now scheduled for a decision by 24 January 2017.
Following a month long Oral Hearing at the Carrigaline Court Hotel (19 April – 17 May 2016), the decision deadline was originally set for 12 July 2016 to meet Strategic Infrastructure Application guidelines, but was extended by An Bord Pleanala in July to 26 October 2016 on the grounds of the complexity of the case.
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cork / environment / press release Tuesday April 26, 2016 15:44 by CHASE 1 comment (last - saturday may 07, 2016 01:07) 1 image
CHASE has launched a plume plotter for the proposed 240,000 tonne incinerator at ringaskiddy Co Cork. Developed by plumeplotter.com it provides a real time map image modelling ground-level pollution from the incinerator plume, modelled using AERMOD taking incinerator specifications provided by Indaver in their EIS, current weather data from local weather stations, Ordnance Survey (OS) data for places and NASA data for terrain.
Residents in the Cork Harbour area and far beyond can use the plume plotter to see pollutant dispersal at any given time on www.plumeplotter.com/ringaskiddy. read full story / add a comment
Bord Pleanala have refused a request by CHASE for an extension to the Oral Hearing date for Indavers ringaskiddy incinerator application and confirmed that the Oral Hearing will start on 19 April at Carrigaline Court Hotel at 10.30am, citing 12 July 2016 as deadline date under Strategic Infrastructure Process.
CHASE wrote to An Bord Pleanala following receipt of registered letters on 31 March/1st April advising of the hearing date, leaving just 12 working days preparation for the hearing. Previous hearings lasted 3 weeks.
Bord Pleanala received over 220 submissions objecting to the proposal, each of which was accompanied by a payment of 50Euro. Objections were made by all 4 TD’s for the South Central area, including Defence Minister Simon Coveney, Fine Fail Party Leader Micheal Martin, Michael McGrath (FF) and newly elected Sinn Fein TD Donnchadh O’Laoghaire. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Saturday February 27, 2016 02:22 by CHASE 5 images 1 video file
The Dutch company Indaver operates an incinerator in Duleek, Co. Meath and have lodged planning permission for another incinerator in Cork Harbour. In light of this the explosion of their plant in Netherlands today has significance for us here.
60 firefighters rushed to control an explosion at Indaver’s flagship Antwerp facility today (26 Feb 2016) in what was described by local fire services as a ‘municipal disaster’ as they shut down the nearby road tunnel and requested residents close doors and windows. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday January 11, 2013 14:44 by Michael Gallagher 4 comments (last - saturday january 12, 2013 21:41) 10 images
To whom it may concern: The list of manufacturers here are just some of the business's in the south of Ireland that are connected with the machinery of imperialist wars. Can we get a discussion going leading to a widespread, coordinated and effective campaign, with the goal of ending the manufacturing of any military components or devices in Ireland for war?
It was done in the north, we can do it in the south. See The Raytheon 9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raytheon_9 and related links.
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national / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday May 11, 2011 09:56 by Kevin Doyle 4 comments (last - sunday may 15, 2011 03:03) 2 images
Yesterday/ In Castle Street/ I saw two goblins at my feet/ I saw a horse without a head/ Carrying the dead/ To the graveyard/ Near Turner's Cross/ I am the madwoman of Cork/ No one talks to me (From The Mad Woman Of Cork) read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Tuesday May 25, 2010 13:20 by Ray 13 comments (last - sunday may 30, 2010 10:33) 28 images
Nearly thirty cyclists who had started off from Merthyr Tydfil in Wales the previous day arrived in ringaskiddy on the ferry early on Monday 24th of May. They passed through Cork city on their way up the west coast to Rossport, Co. Mayo, and were joined by a dozen-strong cycle contingent from Spain, who had cycled all the way from Madrid, also linking struggles against fossil fuel extraction in Spain with those in Wales and here in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
On Monday the 24th May we will be welcoming a caravan of 60-100 cyclists to Cork City on their long distance cycle from Merthyr(Wales) to Rossport in Co. Mayo ! The purpose of their journey is to raise greater awareness of the respective struggles against Miller Argent and Royal Dutch Shell.
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday February 02, 2010 00:39 by Kathy Bradley 9 comments (last - thursday february 04, 2010 06:45) 3 images
In addition to incinerators at ringaskiddy, the a toxic dump at Haulbowline and a long list of other indignities Cork Harbour is suffering it is now under attack from another direction. The state body responsible for electricity distribution since 2006, Eirgrid are going ahead with plans to install a submarine power cable between Aghada and Cuskinny Bay.
Cork Harbour's motto “a safe harbour for all” is quite laughable for the marine life and the flora and fauna of the area who seem to be excluded from this pledge.
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national / environment / feature Sunday December 06, 2009 01:57 by Kevin Doyle 4 comments (last - monday december 21, 2009 16:36) 1 image
The Raybestos Manhattan Corporation moved to Ireland in the mid-70s. A campaign opposing their operations here began almost immediatly. It was a long and protracted struggle but eventually ended in victory. This article examines the campaign against the mulitnational and the lessons that can be learned from it today. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / press release Tuesday November 24, 2009 15:12 by maire 21 comments (last - wednesday december 23, 2009 00:17)
While we all reel in horror at what has happened to the inhabitants in Cork City because of flooding' why on earth has it taken 8 years and hundreds of thousands of euros for the inhabitants of the harbour of Cork to get someone in planning to recognise that building a toxic or municipal plant on a flooding site on a crumbling coastline at a time of climate change is lunacy.
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cork / environment / news report Tuesday May 12, 2009 00:07 by John 28 comments (last - saturday june 11, 2011 21:17) 1 attached file
This is the latest stage in the 8 yr saga of multinational waste management company Indaver and their efforts to construct two incinerators (a municipal and industrial one, now called Waste to Energy Facilities) at ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour and the work of local group CHASE (Cork Harbour for a Safe Environment) to stop them. It is possibly the third oral hearing in this long drawn out, gruelling and horrendously complicated process. read full story / add a comment
cork / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Friday September 12, 2008 21:18 by John 6 comments (last - thursday december 18, 2008 09:15) 3 images
Today a small group of activists went down to Haulbowline island, Headquarters of the Irish Navy with an open letter for Commodore Frank Lynch, Chief of Naval Staff. The purpose behind this visit was to raise awareness within the Navy as to the issues around their presence in Broadhaven bay and to ask them to join in solidarity with the people of Erris rather than Shell. Text of letter follows later in this report.
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