North-east Irish waste-to-energy facility gets approval:
Approval has been given for Indaver Ireland’s proposed waste-to-energy facility at Carranstown, Duleek, County Meath. On the 25th of August 2006 Meath County Council granted planning permission, subject to 32 planning conditions, for the 200,000 tonnes per annum municipal waste incinerator.
However, Indaver Ireland has warned that, because the State’s planning and licensing system has allowed the development of landfill in excess of that required in Ireland, there is now uncertainty over the timing of the construction of the development. As experience from Europe has shown, no waste-to-energy operator could countenance the construction of an incinerator with such an excess landfill capacity overhanging the market.
The company continues to be committed to the waste-to-energy market in Ireland – but there is now uncertainty over the timing of this much-needed, multi-million euro development.
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