Green Party ‘extremely concerned’ following incinerator incident

Source: Green Party

Party call for all operations to cease while investigation is carried out

The Green Party this morning expressed extreme concern following an incident at the Poolbeg Incinerator which left 11 people in hospital.

The Health and Safety Authority said it was notified of what is known as an “uncontrolled release” at around 6am. It is being described as a ‘dangerous occurrence’.

Speaking this morning, Green Party Leader and TD for Dublin Bay South Eamon Ryan said: “This incident is extremely worrying, given the incinerator only began operations this week. Our thoughts are with the 11 people affected.

“We are extremely concerned at this incident happening so soon after incineration began at the site. The authorities need to get to the bottom of this as soon as possible. We’re calling for all activities at the site to cease while the investigation is carried out.”