Rejection of Cork incinerator plan


Madam, – Maybe the tide is turning in Ireland.

The announcement by An Bord Pleanála of its decision to refuse a planning application by Indaver Ireland to site a 100,000-tonne hazardous waste incinerator in Cork Harbour is an unexpected but welcome triumph for individual citizens, community groups and concerned individuals (Breaking News, June 10th). Cork Harbour for a Safe Environment (Chase) a voluntary group, chaired by Mary O’Leary, has for the past 10 years fought a bitter battle with deep passion and slim resources.

Their work was carried out without the support of many public agencies (stakeholders in Cork Harbour). The sun shines brighter on Cork harbour today, now that voices of its residents have been heard. These people, mainly women, who motivated a genuine sense of public service, and worked hard to protect our health and environment, must be congratulated and thanked.

– Yours, etc,

VIRGINIA TEEHAN, Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co Cork.