EPA Oral Hearing Belmullet

2nd May 2007
Press Release

An Taisce made number of representations on the Corrib project including objection to the planning permission in 2003, representations to the Advantica Safety Review during 2005 and 2006 and objections to the proposed decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant an Integrated Pollution Prevention Control ( IPPC) licence in 2007. The grounds for our objections to this project can be summarised as follows; the pipeline design does not comply with international codes of practice the gas processing terminal is located within the water catchment for 10,000 people in breach of the code of practice, Uniquely The letters of consent signed by the Minister of Communications, Marine and Natural resources in 2002 do not contain a requirement that the pipeline infrastructure complies with a code of practice.

The IPPC Licence application should be refused because the the location of the terminal within a drinking water catchment is in breach of the IPPC Directive.

Detailed submissions to the EPA are contained in the following .pdf files: An Taisce Objections to EPA Decision
http://www.antaisce.ie/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=AAEuM%2b63zHE%3d&tabid=262 (Dead URL) An Taisce Closing Statement 2nd May 2007
http://www.antaisce.ie/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2fms5IOiZe0o%3d&tabid=262 (Dead URL) An Taisce Presentation to EPA Oral Hearing *(Powerpoint .ppt)
http://www.antaisce.ie/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=qrUZVVl3GgE%3d&tabid=262 (Dead URL)

Detailed submissions to the Advantica Safety Review are contained in the following .pdf files; An Taisce Comments on Advantica Review 20th December 2005
http://www.antaisce.ie/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=MIE7oU5LzCE%3d&tabid=262 (Dead URL) Pressure Cycling
http://www.antaisce.ie/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=UtWWzTiYbk8%3d&tabid=262 (Dead URL) Corrib Gas Pipeline Report Part 1 Proximity an
http://www.antaisce.ie/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2bTsjl85EH6I%3d&tabid=262 (Dead URL)