THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking further information on plans by waste management company Panda to develop a mechanical and biological treatment facility near Newgrange, Co Meath.

The agency wants further details on dioxin emissions from a proposed eight-megawatt biomass furnace on the five-acre site as well as information about the risks of fire and explosion, and contamination of the environment by potentially harmful bacteria.

The EPA also wants to know more about Panda’s animal byproduct processing permit from the Department of Agriculture, emissions of hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride, and whether an “appropriate assessment” under the EU habitats directive is needed……..The Irish Times…21/05/12…..read full article…

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