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first_img With Cllrs McCreesh, @myseamusbrowne & Cllr John Costelloe at #Limerick protest against Incinerator with @LAP_Limerick @limerickpost— Maurice Quinlivan TD (@QuinlivanTD) March 11, 2017 Saturday 11 Mar 2017, 5:44 PM Over 1,000 people protest against Limerick incinerator plans Irish Cement has said the practice is safe and there will be no added emissions at the factory. 11,604 Views Mar 11th 2017, 5:44 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Garreth MacNamee Image: Twitter/TaraRoonies Short URLcenter_img Image: Twitter/TaraRoonies OVER 1,000 PEOPLE turned out in Limerick city today to protest against a cement company’s plans to incinerate tyres at 1,500 degrees.The Irish Cement factory in Mungret had been burning fossil fuels but they are expected to start burning tyres and other industrial waste in the near future. Residents in the local area fear that harmful emissions from the burning tyres can cause a host of health problems. Limerick city council granted the company permission to burn the materials at a meeting on Thursday.Irish Cement has said the practice is safe and there will be no added emissions at the factory.Limerick Against Pollution (LAP) released a statement and said they are protesting the developments because they are worried for the health of the region. Source: Maurice Quinlivan TD/Twitter A spokeswoman said: “ The community-led action is being organised to raise awareness among the citizenry of the mid-western region of the potential dangers and health risks associated with this planning decision. The hasty nature of the verdict was clearly intended to unsettle any fair and transparent public consultation process.“While it is both deeply worrying and deeply undemocratic, the executive decision would indicate that LAP’s strategy is working.”Read: Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride >Read: Spanish police arrest suspect in massive ‘eat and run’ case > Share Tweet Email 47 Comments last_img