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Stop Irish Cement burning hazardous waste for fuel

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Earlier this year, Irish Cement Limited applied to Meath County Council for permission to incinerate used rubber tyres, medical waste, bonemeal and biosolids to use to fuel their cement kiln in the Duleek/Drogheda local. Their plan is to incinerate over 600,000 tonnes per annum. However, this application has now been referred to An Board Pleanala. It was turned down by Meath Co. Council as it was deemed a strategic infrastructural development. We should all monitor this closely.

Just to be clear here, Nobody seeking within this current campaign to close anybody, This campaign is all about creating awareness of Irish Cement Current Planning application and the possible cumulative effects of both our incinerators [2] on our community over time, and the urgent need for greater Environmental policing, Regulation, and Enforcement of listed license conditions now and into the future. This Current application came with little or no real public consultation, No consideration for any other alternatives, or any real consideration for the wider community as a whole. What we are now seeking is through the planning system, such as it is, is to have this proposed technology fully investigated and properly considered from a health and environmental perspective, by all the relevant authorities before being approved, as to whether or not this type of technology is safe to use within the creation of energy for the production of cement, without putting the community at any further risk from a health perspective. The scientific medical and environmental evidence around this proposed technology seems very unproven at this time,and therefore, the burden of proof and and responsibility for same, must rest with the company involved, the planning authority, and of course the EPA, Who at end of day may end up providing a license for this application. All we can do as local health and environmental groups is make people aware, ask the hard questions that need to be asked, and hopefully get some truthful answers to same, IF The companies are genuine, and agree with all the above, especially in relation to greater environmental policing, etc, plus the introduction of an EPA Office in this area, to help create greater confidence in same, then they should have no problems with this, matter of fact they should be welcoming and supporting it in any way, they possibly can.

Please sign this petition if you live in the vicinity of the Drogheda/Duleek area in Co.Louth and Co.Meath and are concerned about the quality of air that you and your children breathe.

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