The incinerator at Poolbeg this afternoon; Green Party leader Eamon Ryan
Further to the release of ‘lime’ at the newly opened Poolbeg incinerator which saw eleven workers at the plant hospitalised…
The (Environmental Protection Agency) EPA said it was told the lime cloud was contained in the building and that the material was not released to the atmosphere.
“The EPA is satisfied that there was no danger to the public or local community from this release,” it said.
The agency also said no rubbish was being fed into the incinerator following the incident and no burning has taken place since.
“We’ve had a concern about this incinerator since the beginning. It should not go into operation until it’s found out what is happening here…We have to make sure it’s safe,” Eamon Ryan said.
Dublin City Councillor for the Social Democrats Cian O’Callaghan said the incident was not acceptable, adding: “This is not meant to happen at all.”
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