Speaking at a meeting with the EPA in Dublin, Sinn Féin’s Séighin Ó Ceallaigh raised the prospects of the EPA granting a licence for Irish Cement to burn waste at their factory on the edge of Limerick City.
‘My personal faith in the EPA and indeed the faith the Mid-West has in the EPA, hangs in the balance with this decision. Moving from burning fossil fuel to burning waste such as tires and plastics will I believe have a more negative impact on the people of the Mid West.’
‘Similar practices in Co. Louth have already shown negative effects, with dioxins having made their way into the food chain for human consumption. Dioxin levels in animal carcasses have been higher there than anywhere else in Ireland, and I don’t believe that’s a coincidence.’
‘The EPA have extended the period for public submissions and I would encourage everyone in the Mid West who will be impacted by this burning of waste to make a submission, so that we can keep Limerick green.’
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