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Warrenpoint Harbour waste plant proposal scrapped - Gerry Adams TD

11 July, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President and TD for Louth Gerry Adams has welcomed news that the proposal to construct a waste treatment plant at Warrenpoint Harbour has been scrapped.

Teachta Adams said: “Concerns have been raised with Sinn Féin representatives who represent both sides of Carlingford Lough, about the potential environmental impact of a proposal to construct a hazardous waste treatment facility in Warrenpoint.

“Our local Councillors on both sides of the Lough, and concerned local campaign groups had also raised similar concerns and in particular the understandable fears around Carlingford Lough as a tourist destination.

“My colleague Chris Hazzard, MP for South Down, raised these concerns directly with the waste company behind the proposal Re-Gen in recent weeks. I also wrote to the company, the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, the two Councils that border Carlingford Lough, and to the respective government departments on both sides of the border asking that the fullest information is made available to local communities.

“I have now been told by my colleague Chris Hazzard that the board of the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority have decided not to proceed with plans to site the waste plant within the harbour estate. This is a welcome decision but vigilance is needed to ensure that this proposal doesn’t emerge at another location along Carlingford Lough.”

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