International Dioxin Developments

June 21, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Complex Torts & Product Liability

Decision on Proposed Waste-to-Energy Facility in Ireland Is Expected in July

A decision on a proposal to develop a waste-to-energy facility in Ireland is expected in July.

Background

Indaver Ireland has proposed to develop a 240,000 ton waste-to-energy facility in Ringaskiddy, County Cork, Ireland, known as the Ringaskiddy Resource Recovery Center. This would be Ireland’s first large scale waste-to-energy facility.

The Hearing

Local officials recently held a hearing to consider the Indaver proposal. There was some question about data supplied by the company, which acknowledged discrepancies in the dioxin-related figures it provided as a probable result of the “wrong appendix” being printed.

The hearing concluded and the board is expected to deliver a ruling by July 12.

Learn more: “Hearing Considers Indaver Proposal for Waste-to-Energy Facility in Ireland,” at http://www.rivkinradler.com/publications/international-dioxin-developments-6/.

For further information, please contact James V. Aiosa, Paul V. Majkowski, Lawrence S. Han, or your regular Rivkin Radler attorney.

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High Dioxin/Furans Levels Lead Covanta to Temporarily Shut Down Boiler at Durham York Energy Centre

The Durham York Energy Centre (“DYEC”) – a new, state-of-the-art $286-million solid waste-to energy incinerator in Southern Ontario near Toronto built and operated by Covanta Durham York Renewable Energy Limited and owned by the Regions of Durham and York – reportedly exceeded its limits on dioxins and furans.

Covanta temporarily shut down a boiler at the facility for about one week and then asked the local authorities for approval to restart it.

Learn more: “Covanta Report: Waste to Energy Emissions Down, Recycling Up,” at http://www.rivkinradler.com/publications/dioxin-developments-10/; “Ontario Authorities and Incinerator Operator Disagree About Test Results,” at http://www.rivkinradler.com/publications/international-dioxin-developments-4/; “Compromised Samples Led to Incinerator’s False High Emission Results, Report Finds,” at http://www.rivkinradler.com/publications/the-science-of-dioxin-6/.

For further information, please contact James V. Aiosa, Paul V. Majkowski, Lawrence S. Han, or your regular Rivkin Radler attorney.

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