Say no to construction of a crematorium near Banteer and Kanturk!

Say no to construction of a crematorium near Banteer and Kanturk!

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Dromcummer Residents started this petition to Cork County Council and

Join us in saying NO to the proposed building of a crematorium on the sight of the former Duhallow Lodge Hotel, Dromcummer, Kanturk, Co. Cork.

The residents of Dromcummer, Banteer, Kanturk and Dromtarriff are firmly rejecting this on the ground of harmful emissions.

1. Crematoriums are proven to emit TOXINS into the environment, including mercury, which are harmful to nearby residents, especially young children. Cork county council must step up and protect its citizens by rejecting this application.

2. Burning and incineration are well known to cause chemical EMISSIONS that are harmful to the human and animal health, as well as damaging to the environment. Scientists warned cremating cancer patients who have undergone radiotherapy inadvertently sends RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES into the air, after discovering radiation contamination in a crematorium in Arizona earlier this year.


3. Thousands of FARM ANIMALS living in the surrounding land would be subject to the airborne residue from the proposed development, and in turn enter the FOOD CHAIN and the consumer.


4. More worryingly, the Blackwater River runs next to this site, and water quality would certainly be in danger. It would affect MARINE LIFE, (including some protected species like otters, Atlantic Salmon, Freshwater Pearl Mussels, eels and Rainbow trout). The fishing and tourism industry, and the drinking water taken from the river for local supply would also be affected.


5. The proposed sight has many wild animals including some ENDANGERED SPECIES living on and nearby, including a nest of bats on the sight itself that have already been disturbed by the demolition of the original hotel building. Bumblebees, hares, buzzards, pheasants, foxes and badgers, also call this area their home.

Thank you for signing this petition and helping us keep our countyside green and our lungs clean.  

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