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Cassells to chair presentation on Corrib gas safety reviews next month

25th November 2005.Dr. Jerry Cowley, Independent TD for Mayo, has been informed in the Dail that the findings of the report on the Corrib Gas project by the Centre for Public Inquiry will be commented upon by Avantica, the company commissioned by Minister Dempsey to carry out his own safety review on the controversial project, at a presentation to be held at the beginning of December. Dr. Cowley was further informed that the mediator appointed by Marine Minister Noel Dempsey, TD., Mr. Peter Cassells, will chair thispresentation, and the consultants from Advantica will also be present.

The Centre for Public Inquiry commissioned a detailed independentanalysis of the health and safety implications of the Corrib Gas project from Richard Kuprewicz, president of US based consultants, Accufacts Inc., which was published a few days ago. The Kuprewicz report concludes that the current proposed pipeline route is unacceptable because of it's close proximity to people and dwellings. In the light of these findings Dr. Cowley had asked Marine Minister Noel Dempsey, TD., whether he would call a halt to the project as planned until a safe means of bringing the gas ashore can be agreed.Minister of State, Mr. Noel Treacy TD replied in the Adjournment Debateyesterday evening on behalf of Minister Dempsey.Dr. Jerry Cowley, TD087 2249691

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21 August 2006 - 1:09am