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The incinerator at Poolbeg this afternoon; Green Party leader Eamon Ryan

This afternoon.

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.”

Latest: EPA believes ‘no danger to the public’ from release of lime at Poolbeg (Breakingnews)

Earlier: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

Dan Boyle on ‘The Green Anti Christ’


Sarah Burns, in The Irish Times, reports:

Eleven people were taken to hospital after a small amount of lime was accidentally released inside the flue gas treatment area at the Poolbeg Incinerator in Dublin on Wednesday night.

“Late on Wednesday night a small amount of lime was inadvertently released inside the flue gas treatment area during the commissioning and testing of the Dublin Waste to Energy plant at Ringsend,” said a spokesman for Dublin Waste to Energy Ltd.

“At the time there were a number of workers in an adjacent area. As a precaution, eleven workers were sent to St Vincent’s Hospital nearby for medical evaluation. Two were detained overnight.”

Eleven hospitalised after ‘uncontrolled release’ at Poolbeg (The Irish Times)