Poolbeg fate in the balance

Environment minister Phil Hogan's decision on the future of Irish household waste collection will have a profound influence on the fate of the controversial Poolbeg incinerator.

4th March, 2012
Poolbeg fate in the balance
Poolbeg 'may stymie recycling efforts'. Photo: Feargal Ward

Environment minister Phil Hogan's decision on the future of Irish household waste collection will have a profound influence on the fate of the controversial €450 million Poolbeg incinerator.

US energy giant Covanta and Dublin City Council last week extended their stalled contract negotiations until August 31.

This may allow Covanta to secure funding and give both sides time to deal with what the council described last week as "regulatory issues".

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