Environmental Threat From Moneypoint

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Clare Champion Friday, March 29, 1985 

Concern is expressed about the threat to the environment through emissions from Moneypoint in an editorial in the Spring edition of The Environmentalist. 

The journal is published by the Environmental Health Officers’ Association whose Chairman is Mr. Fred O’Brien (the author of the article) who worked for many years in the Limerick/Clare area. 

The editorial refers to the Report of The Inquiry into electricity prices and states that it has failed to evaluate the real costs and benefits associated with the variety of fuel options available for the generation of electricity. This, despite the fact that true costs and benefits in relation to health and environment have been assessed elsewhere and emission reduction strategies have proved economically attractive. 

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