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Anger as An Bord Pleanála gives green light to incinerator - Doolan

19 November, 2007

Sinn Féin's Dublin Spokesperson on the Environment, Cllr. Daithí Doolan, has today expressed deep disappointment and anger as An Bord Pleanála gives the go ahead for the proposed incinerator for Poolbeg Peninsula.

Speaking this afternoon from Ringsend Cllr. Daithí Doolan said, " Local people are angry and disappointment but definitely not beaten. This is a huge blow to the community. Anyone who took a look at the facts will know that no incinerator should be built here. Incineration is an industry that is well past it’s sell by date. It is 10 years since this plan was first proposed, new waste technology has bypassed incineration and yet we are now condemned to have an age old industry imposed on this community."

" Those of us involved in the long campaign against this incinerator had hoped a Green Minister in government would have brought a change of policy but unfortunately this is not to be. Those of us still committed to winning the campaign must now redouble our efforts and ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency does not grant a license to the plant.

This city faces a waste management crisis but to continue to bury and burn our waste is a deeply flawed and totally unacceptable policy. We must rule out the option of incineration and invest in a programme to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste."

"Sinn Féin will continue to stand by local communities and campaign with every means at our disposal against this incinerator."



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