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Ferris says report vindicates Rossport Five

22 November, 2005

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Natural Resources, Martin Ferris TD, has said that  a  report  carried  out by an American pipeline expert vindicates the  opposition  of  people in Rossport to the proposed Corrib gas pipeline. The report was compiled by Richard Kuprewicz and was commissioned by the Centre for  Public  Inquiry.  Kuprewicz's  analysis of the proposal found that the pipeline  as currently specified would carry a risk of failure if operating at the high pressures envisaged.

Deputy Ferris said: "Mr. Kuprewicz's report confirms what many others have said about the pipeline that Shell propose to construct in Mayo. It vindicates the stand made by opponents of the project, and again calls into question the manner in which the pipeline was allegedly subject to expert approval, and re-emphasises the need for a total review and independent review of all aspects of the project." ENDS

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