Incinerator plans thrown into doubt

The viability of incinerators in Ireland is under threat after John Gormley, the Minister for the Environment, received new advice about capping the amount of public waste they burn.

15th August, 2009

The viability of incinerators in Ireland is under threat after John Gormley, the Minister for the Environment, received new advice about capping the amount of public waste they burn.

The Green Party minister has been told that no more than 25per cent of all biodegradable municipal refuse collected nationally should be burned in incinerators. The recommendation comes from an expert group commissioned to advise the minister on strategic waste policy.

The group also proposes that...

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