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Fears Over €20m Dublin Port -Airport Fuel Pipeline Under Homes Despite Conditions

10th May 2016
Tanker, Bro Transporter with pilot cutter depart Dublin Port, in the distance the Clontarf Road to Dollymount Tanker, Bro Transporter with pilot cutter depart Dublin Port, in the distance the Clontarf Road to Dollymount Photo: DPC

#FuelPipeline - A controversial €20m aviation fuel pipeline proposed by a developer, planned to stretch from Dublin Port to Dublin Airport, must indemnify Dublin City Council against any environmental damage caused by accidents on the line.

The Herald writes that this was one of 33 conditions laid down by An Bord Pleanala in granting planning permission for the 14km project.

Residents living along the route of the proposed line had raised concerns over its safety and possible environmental impact.

The pipeline runs through Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council territory. Both councils granted permission for it to go ahead last year.

While the Fingal decision wasn’t appealed to An Bord Pleanala, appeals were lodged against the decision of Dublin City Council by residents.

For more on the story, click here.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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