Gobby Beach, which borders the proposed incinerator site on the sea-facing side, suffered major coastal erosion as Storm Frank hit on 29 December, 2015. The photo shows significant crumbling of the vulnerable coastline bounding the Indaver site.
The road, parts of the site itself and the NMCI entrance were also subject to flooding. (Pictures below show water remaining 3 hours after high tide, and after the storm had died down).
Indaver are hoping that their amended application, due in the New Year, will have dealt with the severe coastal erosion and flooding concerns that led to the refusal of planning by An Bord Pleanala in 2011, despite the fact that the WHO lists both factors as exclusionary criteria in site selection for hazardous waste incinerators.
In its 2011 report, The Bord also expressed concern about the effect of the impact of remedial works, “including on other nearby property”, and photos below showing the extensive vulnerability of the overall area give good grounds for this concern. Read more about Bord Pleanala decision here.