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EU blocks planned Irish Water sewage plant

The proposed plant at Moville is in the wrong location inside Lough Foyle

21st February, 2016
Independent MEP Marian Harkin

A controversial €13 million Irish Water sewage plant cannot proceed until the government passes new environmental legislation, the European Commission has insisted.

Irish Water said that it was taking account of the European Commission’s position on the proposed plant at Moville, Co Donegal, so that “it will not impact our wider capital programme”. Local objectors are seeking to have planning permission for the plant overturned.

The proposed plant at Moville, which...

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