Hogan seeks advice on forcing incinerator use

Environment minister Phil Hogan is to seek legal advice on whether the government can force private waste companies to divert Dublin’s municipal waste to the controversial Poolbeg incinerator.

2nd July, 2011

Environment minister Phil Hogan is to seek legal advice on whether the government can force private waste companies to divert Dublin’s municipal waste to the controversial Poolbeg incinerator.

Dublin City Council is appealing a High Court judgment which found that the local authority could not divert waste to the planned 600,000 tonne waste-to-energy burner.

The City Council, on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities, has been prevented from controlling the waste collection market...

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