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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Poolbeg Incinerator

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# Up and Running
Despite setbacks, the Poolbeg incinerator is now fully up and running
The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a public private partnership between Dublin City Council and recycling and energy company Covanta.
# burn baby burn
The Poolbeg incinerator has started burning again after accident that hospitalised staff
The EPA also last week found a “moderate” infestation of flies at the site.
# staff hospitalised
The EPA is taking legal action after the lime leak at the Poolbeg incinerator
While 11 staff were hospitalised, Covanta said that no members of the public were in danger from the incident.
# burning waste
Parents gather to discuss effect of 'incredibly stupid' Poolbeg incinerator
The activist group ‘Parents Against the Incinerator’ are holding a meeting this evening. Here’s a bit of what will be discussed.
# dangerous occurrence
Waste-burning suspended after lime-leak at Poolbeg incinerator
Last week, eleven workers were taken to hospital following an ‘unscheduled’ release of lime.
# lime leak
Dublin City councillors want real-time emissions data from the Poolbeg incinerator
Three investigations are ongoing after eleven workers at the plant were taken to hospital last week.
# Safety Concerns
Emissions data from first week of activity at Poolbeg incinerator yet to be published
Yesterday, 11 people were treated at hospital after an ‘uncontrolled release’ in the newly-opened plant.
# Burning issue
'We need clean air. We do not need accidents': Locals' fury as 11 incinerator staff hospitalised
Locals say they are concerned after yesterday’s lime leak.
# lime
11 workers taken to hospital after 'uncontrolled release' in Poolbeg incinerator
Two people remain in hospital.
# No white smoke
No, the Poolbeg incinerator hasn't started burning waste just yet
The plant has been gearing up for its first day of operations, in a process known as ‘hot commissioning’.
# view from ringsend
'I suppose we're f****** stuck with it': The Poolbeg incinerator is starting production
After years of holdups, the controversial plant is set to start burning waste this month.
Feel it's too late to do anything about the Poolbeg incinerator? Not so
Fear of an incinerator in the city of Dublin is not irrational – and we need to demand better controls and monitoring before it begins to burn.
# breaking ground
Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator - but there's already a protest planned
The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.
# Up In Smoke
Dublin City councillors vote to scrap Poolbeg plan
The City Manager, however, says no decision has been made on the project.
# money wasted?
Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead
But the taxpayer could lose €96 million.
# Oireachtas agenda
Poolbeg Incinerator, Irish Water and everything else happening in Leinster House today
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
# Dropped
Poolbeg incinerator plan could be abandoned
The project has already cost in the region of €100 million.
# Poolbeg
Dublin City Council spent almost €200k a month on Poolbeg consultancy fees
The stalled Poolbeg incinerator project has cost over €90 million over more than ten years – even though construction has yet to start on it…
# waste not
Poolbeg incinerator plan delayed (again) but controversial clause gets dumped
There is still no date for when building will start on the Poolbeg incinerator, which has been in the works for over a decade.
# Poolbeg Incinerator
Poolbeg incinerator contract extended
DCC announces review of contract.
# Poolbeg Incinerator
Poolbeg contract has negotiation clause
The contract for the controversial Poolbeg incinerator might expire this week – opening the possibility of renegotiation.