November 10, 2008

Why Does EPA-Ireland Not Effectively Monitor Deadly Particles?

In Pennsylvania newspapers publish real-time deadly particle data, with explanations.

"Children with asthma can avoid the increased risk of an attack when PM 2.5 levels are high, and school districts can refer to the monitor on high pollution days to make informed decisions about calling off outdoor activities."Why Does EPA Ireland Prevent Publication
Real Time Data on Deadly Particles?

  • Why Does EPA-Ireland Not Effectively Monitor Deadly Particles?
  • Why is an ex 10-year-EPA-Director working for the Waste-To-Toxins incineration industry in Dublin at Rathcoole and Poolbeg?
  • Why did EPA-Ireland only issue a piece of paper about the Chromium-6 in Cork?

In August 2008 people were observed using hand-held instrumentation in the Poolbeg Area. The instrumentation used X-Rays to analyse local pollution, including heavy metals. The researchers claimed not to be funded by the EPA. Apparently the results have not been published. Why?

An incinerator is a gigantic deadly particle generator. Scientists and health experts have been unable to identify a safe level of exposure to these particles (“PM2.5”). PM 2.5 particles are about 30 times smaller than a human hair; several thousand of them could fit on the period of a typed sentence. Due to their extremely small size, particles travel deeply into the respiratory tract, reaching the deepest recesses of the lungs.

Monitors can provide data on PM 2.5, a fine air particulate linked to a variety of heart and lung ailments, in real time on an ongoing basis.

In Pennsylvania, pollution levels will be printed daily in the newspaper on the weather page and hour-by-hour updates will be posted on The Sentinel’s Web site.

“By continually providing the level of PM 2.5, CAB and its partners are hopeful this will actually improve area resident’s health.

“If they see it’s high and don’t go out and exercise,

that should keep some people out of the emergency room,”

Benjey said.”

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Banana Republic's EPA

There may be good scientists in EPA-Ireland. However, with the director level revolving doors between EPA-Ireland and the waste-to-toxins industry ... The Bush Administration threatens its own EPA scientists.

Directors at EPA-Ireland do not provide actionable public data on deadly particles (“PM2.5, PM1.0”). It appears this is their “proof” there is no problem, an agenda of curious benefit to their future or past employers in the Waste-To-Toxins business. Generators of PM2.5 and of PM1.0 pollution such as power stations and cement plants are not identified and quantified. Real time data is not published. Health studies are not done to reinforce the "you have no proof" Big Lie.

Apparently Covanta (Poolbeg & Luxembourg) & Covanta-Energy-Answers (Rathcoole & Virgin Islands) have hired an ex-EPA Director to “consult” with the government. Covanta wants two Waste-To-Toxins incinerators at Poolbeg & Rathcoole. Covanta has been fined for law-breaking (dioxins - at all plants in New Jersey). Tobacco companies have also hired 'consultants' from regulators. Do Drug Dealers hire ex-Gardai?

Cork Harbour was polluted with Chromium-6 when the ex-Director was at the EPA, allegedly. Apparently EPA-Ireland just issued a piece of paper. Is this deception? Have there been deadly consequences in Cork?

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Last Updated: Friday, November 21, 2008, 18:10
Frank Dunlop in court on 16 corruption charges

Former lobbyist and Fianna Fáil election agent Frank Dunlop has appeared in a Dublin court on 16 charges relating to corruption.

Mr Dunlop was arrested at 12.10 today, Dublin District Court 44 was told during a five-minute hearing in front of Judge Cormac Dunne this afternoon.

Mr Dunlop (61) will be sent forward to the next sitting of the Circuit Criminal Court.

He was served with the charges by officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) after being arrested at Harcourt Terrace Garda Station in Dublin city centre.

The court was told that, when charged, the former government press secretary replied: “We always knew this day was coming and I will not be contesting the charges."

The list of charges includes allegedly bribing councillors Sean Gilbride, Cyril Gallagher, Jack Larkin, Tony Fox, Tom Hand, Don Lydon, Liam Cosgrave and Colm McGrath, by handing various specified and unspecified amounts of money in an attempt to secure their votes in rezoning land at Carrickmines in the early 1990s.

Sums of money between £1,000 and £3,000 were allegedly handed over to then members of Dublin City Council in places such as Conway's pub, close to the council's offices on O'Connell Street, Buswells Hotel, the Davenport Hotel and at St John of God's.

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