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Doolan welcomes opportunity to stop Dublin incinerator

21 August, 2004

Sinn Féin Representative for Dublin South East, Councillor Daithí Doolan, has today welcomed the opportunity, "to stop the proposals to build an incinerator here in Dublin."

Councillor Doolan said:

"Waste management is one of the most serious issues facing the people of Dublin. It is a challenge for all of us to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. But the proposal to build an incinerator on the Poolbeg Peninsula only flies in the face of this logic. The current drafting of the City Development Plan gives us the opportunity to rule out the option of the incinerator. To do so I have submitted a motion to the plan which calls on City Council to introduce a new rezoning option that will only allow industry that complies with a non thermal treatment policy and I intend to propose rezoning the Poolbeg Peninsula in line with this."

"A waste management strategy based on incineration is a flawed strategy. We need a policy based on tackling the problem at source. This proposal will rule out incineration and will give us the opportunity to seriously tackle the problem of waste management and implement a strategy that aims to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste."

Mr. Doolan concluded by saying he was, "confident that fellow councilors will rise above party politics and support this motion. The public who elected us continue to voice their opposition to this hazardous incinerator and councilors have a duty to listen to them." ENDS

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