Distribution of Raw Sewage After Plant Failure

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This map was included in the RPS 2006 tidal modelling report presented to DCC and it’s consultants JB Barry and Co Ltd. For reasons, so far unknown, it did not appear in the 2008 Environmental Impact Statement which was to include all perceived impacts on the local environment.
The fact that consultants (JB Barry and Co. Ltd) have stated they did not know why it was not included in the Environmental Impact Statement of 2008

Considering that the Loughs Agency insisted that the discharge pipe at the new WWTP in Magilligan be located outside the environs of the Foyle estuary the CFCE is now requesting an explanation as to the proposed location of the discharge pipe for the Moville/Greencastle WWTP at Carnagarve.

Again the CFCE would request the Loughs Agency to forward a request to the EPA and Irish Water to locate the plant and discharge pipe where it was agreed, by a majority council motion, in 1990. ( see attachment )

Extract from An Bord Pleanala’s inspectors first report (Oral hearing) Section 4.5.2: re Moville/Greencastle Sewage Plant

In discussion with Mr. Mike Quinnell (Senior Oceanographer), Mr. Gordon Barry (JB Barry and Co. Consultants Ltd) said he did not know why a plant failure scenario was included in a 2006 report and not included in the 2008 report.”

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Extract from High Court ruling by Mr Justice Liam McKechnie in 2010:

The High Court has severely criticised the four Dublin councils for ‘‘massaging’’ key reports into Dublin’s waste sector to influence the outcome of a review.

The court said that RPS, one of the country’s leading engineering firms, changed a number of draft reports to suit the stance of the councils. The report formed the basis for the councils’ subsequent justification to vary the capital’s waste policy.

In his full judgment, which has been obtained by The Sunday Business Post, McKechnie said the reports contained comments written by the councils, indicating which parts of earlier drafts were acceptable to them. The councils then instructed RPS to either delete or re-word those parts ‘‘that would not have supported their position’’.

link to full blog: http://galwaytent.blogspot.ie/2010/01/dccs-matt-twomey-rps-are-liars-believes.html

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The above map clearly demonstrates the distribution of raw untreated sewage in the event of a plant failure at the proposed Moville/Greencastle Waste Water Treatment Plant at Carnagarve.

This map was included in the RPS 2006 tidal modelling report presented to DCC and it’s consultants JB Barry and Co Ltd. For reasons, so far unknown, it did not appear in the 2008 Environmental Impact Statement which was to include all perceived impacts on the local environment.

The fact that consultants (JB Barry and Co. Ltd) have stated they did not know why it was not included in the Environmental Impact Statement of 2008 is totally disconcerting and unacceptable and leaves the local community wondering why this massive pollution impact on our beaches, bathing waters and shoreline never made it into the final document presented to the public at large and to An Bord Pleanala for scrutiny and comment.

The Community For a Clean Estuary group now demands that, at long last, our elected representatives must call for an immediate independent enquiry into the relationship between local councils and their technical consultants, notably RPS (having regard to the mc Kechnie comments in his High Court ruling of 2010). This case must rank as an example of how environmental information involving the precautionary principle, “massaged”/omitted from the EIS presented by Donegal Co Council, keeps an unsuspecting public ignorant of significant impacts on them and makes a mockery of EU Directives

Enda Craig. (spokesperson CFCE) Moville, Co Donegal

www.savethefoyle.com

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