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Complaint about Shell dumping in Broadhaven Bay (SAC)

By: 
Terence Conway

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From: Terence Conway
To: info@epa.ie
Sent: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:36:21 +0100 (IST)
Subject: Dumping Concerns in Broadhaven Bay (SAC)

To whom it may concern

I refer to my letter to you dated 29th July 2015 (see attached) and would like to draw your attention to further dumping of foreign materials in Broadhaven Bay (SAC) by operatives of Shell E & P Ireland.

The large vessel The Sea Horse returned to Broadhaven Bay over the weekend and proceeded to dump more foreign materials into Broadhaven Bay. As a local resident I am very concerned about this ongoing dumping.

I understand that Shell E & P Ireland has lodged an application for an I.P.P.C. Licence which the EPA is considering at present. Again I wish to raise the point have these works received the necessary approvals from the relevant statutory agencies, and if so, can you please furnish me with copies of the approvals and consents.

If you cannot deal with these issues directly I would appreciate if you could forward my concerns to the relevant section within the EPA.

I look forward to your prompt reply

Yours sincerely
Terence Conway

The Flintstone

The Sea Horse

 

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Inver,
Barr na Trá
Ballina
County Mayo
29th July 2015

EPA Headquarters
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Wexford

Re: Dumping Concerns in Broadhaven Bay (SAC)

A chara,

I would like to draw your attention to recent works that have been carried out in Broadhaven Bay, a Special Area of Conservation in County Mayo, by operatives of Shell E&P Ireland.

These works have consisted of three large vessels namely The Flintstone, The Sea Horse and The Seabed Prince dumping large quantities of foreign material along Shell E&P Ireland's seabed pipeline.  This, I believe, will have a negative impact on the integrity of the SAC and its associated habitats and marine life.   This is also a migratory route for the Atlantic Salmon which makes its way to the Glenamoy river.

I have photographic and video evidence which shows clearly the above operations taking place in the Bay.  Have these works recieved the necessary approvals from the relevant statutory agencies, and if so, can you please furnish me with copies of the approvals and consents.

I look forward to your promt reply.

Yours sincerly,
Terence Conway

Posted Date: 
7 August 2015