Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation

Decision on the extension of the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 Nuclear Power Plants, located near the Port of Antwerp, Belgium

In accordance with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (the Espoo Convention) and Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Aarhus Convention), the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage received notification from the Belgian Minister for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, of the intended extension of the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 nuclear power plants (NPPs) and the associated nuclear safety-related improvement works, inviting Ireland to participate in transboundary public consultation.

 Information in relation to this consultation process is available for viewing on the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage consultation webpage

The Notifications include -Notifications received from Belgian authorities, digital copies of the environmental documentation provided by Belgium to facilitate this public consultation, that includes ; report on the justified safe continued operation  on of Doel 1 & 2, Environmental Screening report by the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), Environmental Impact Report and Extended Executive Summary concerning the nuclear safety-related improvement works, Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Impact Report concerning the decision to extend the operational life of Doel 1 & 2, EPA advice on the FANC screening report .

The hardcopy documentation is available for viewing in the Planning Office, Ground Floor, New Civic Offices, City Hall, Cork.  Appointments for viewing can be made via email to planning@corkcity.ie

If you wish to make a submission you can send it via email to planningpolicy@corkcity.ie , or a hardcopy submission can be made by addressing it to Niamh Sheehan, c/o  Planning Policy Office, Floor 2, New Civic Offices, Cork City Council.

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    Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation: Decision on the extension of the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 Nuclear Power Plants, located near the Port of Antwerp, Belgium