Local TD, Denis Naughten has sought a prompt decision from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the single submission to the “proposed determination” on revised licence for the operation of Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesboro, County Longford.
Mr. Naughten said that he “has written to the EPA on behalf of the 400 families in the vicinity of Lough Ree Power Station in County Longford who are anxious that the EPA would make a determination on the ESB license application as soon as possible”.
“I understand that just one submission to the proposed revised license has been submitted by An Taisce and I’ve asked the EPA considered in an expeditious manner as the employees dependent on the operation of Lough Ree Power in Bord na Mona & the ESB do not want this process to drag out any longer”
The EPA in its proposed decision on a revised licence application by the ESB which would allow it to reopen operations at its peat-fired Lough Ree power plant in Lanesboro, Co. Longford had sought submissions before a formal decision was made.
Just a single submission was received from An Taisce and this must now be assessed by the EPA before a final decision containing 112 individual conditions relating to the environmental management, operation, and control and monitoring of the power station.
The ESB has not sought to alter any of the proposed conditions and I hope that this will lead to a quick decision by the EPA and as a result the reopening of Lough Ree Power” concluded Denis Naughten