‘Save Our Skibbereen’ has been set up to stop the proposed RTP/Daly Products Plastic Nurdle Processing Factory at Poundlick, Baltimore Road, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.l;’l
RTP Company, whose headquarters is in Winona, Minnesota has applied for planning permission to build a Polymer Compounding Facility, under the name of a newly formed subsidiary, Daly Products, on the Baltimore Road Skibbereen.
The factory they hope to build in Skibbereen is planned with four 16 metre emissions stacks; nevertheless the planning authorities and EPA have decided that they do not require an Environmental Impact Study and the facility requires no Integrated Pollution Control licence nor even an Emissions Licence.
In the Cork County Council Ecologist’s report, 18th December 2017, there is no consideration of the possible impact on the environment of nurdle pollution nor is there any consideration of the impact of waste water that will contain microplastics that will be contaminated with heavy metals, volatile organic compounds and many toxins associated with the process of manufacturing RTP products.
We fear for the safety of the Environment in and around Skibbereen and West Cork and we fear for the Marine Environment should this planning application be approved and the factory be allowed to go ahead.