Controversial waste transfer station in Ballinasloe raised during Seanad debate on water quality

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A controversial waste transfer station in Ballinasloe has been raised during a Seanad debate on water quality.

Senator Aisling Dolan said the granting of a permit on Friday for the operatation of the facility at Pollboy had “shocked the whole of Ballinasloe”.

It follows years of community action against repeated attempts to advance the development – including a High Court win in 2018.

Addressing Minister Malcom Noone, Senator Dolan said the site of the waste transfer station lies in low-lying flood plains close to the River Suck.

She added that numerous expert reports have been submitted on the potentially adverse impact on the water supply.