Conditions applied to the 1978 Grant of planning for extensions and modifications to Irish Steel make for interesting reading, and with eerie similarities to be made with the current Indaver application.
Indaver’s application proposes to clean emissions using bag filters, just like in the days of Irish Steel. Precise details of Indavers plans to dispose of ash and fly ash are not specified in their application. Irish Steel were directed as follows in their planning conditions, the up to €300m cost of which is now being borne by the Irish taxpayer.
EXTRACT from planning:
“Condition No 9 requires dust to be collected by bag filters and to be either:
(a) “removed off site in sealed containers for export by sea or road or
(b) palletised on site and thereafter shipped by sea in bulk or
(c) dumped in a location in County Cork, details of which shall be agreed with the Planning Authority within six months of the grant of permission.”