Following a motion from Sinn Féin Councillor Kenneth Flood, Irish Cement officials are to attend a special meeting of LCC on 21st December to take questions from Louth’s Councillors on the planned extension of their plant and the increased use of “alternative fuels”, what-ever they may be, in their incinerators.
Commenting, Cllr Flood said,
“The Sinn Féin Team in Drogheda have listened to members of the public and environmental groups in South Louth who have expressed concerns over the extension to this plant. Some have expressed concerns over what they see as the lack of clear and verifiable information regarding this development and what will potentially be used as fuel in Irish Cements Incinerators. Others have expressed their concerns over how the emissions from the incinerators may impact on the air quality in the region.
We ourselves have concerns over the increased industrial traffic volume in the region as this extension would mean a fourfold increase in what is burned to 600,000 tons.
“I am still hopeful that the EPA will confirm their attendance at this meeting to answer queries on air and water quality monitoring in the region. However, I will be following up with them either way.”
If any members of the public would like to see their queries raised you can contact the SF Office on Narrow West Street, 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday