Covanta incinerator at Poolbeg
Ciaran D’Arcy, in The Irish Times, reports:
“The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is carrying out a criminal investigation into a lime leak at the Poolbeg incinerator, in June, which resulted in 11 workers being hospitalised.”
“In correspondence provided to Dublin City Council’s Environment Strategic Policy Committee, HSA assistant chief executive Brian Higgison advised that a criminal investigation under the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act is under way regarding the incident.”
“The HSA refused an invitation to provide an interim report on its investigation to the committee, saying it cannot pre-empt the outcome prior to its conclusion.”
“The committee heard Covanta has reported 12 non-compliances at the incinerator to the EPA as well as 16 incidents of note.”
“Committee member Joe McCarthy of An Taisce suggested that six non-compliances are now arising from the Waste-to-Energy plant every month given it was not operational for one of the three months in question.“
There you go now.