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Eleven people have been taken to hospital following a 'dangerous occurrence' at the Poolbeg Incinerator.

The Health and Safety Authority said that there was an 'uncontrolled release' at around 6am at the Dublin facility.

'Late on Wednesday night a small amount of lime was inadvertently released inside the flue gas treatment area during the commissioning and testing of the Dublin Waste to Energy plant at Ringsend,' a spokesperson for Covanta told The Journal.

'At the time, there were a number of workers in an adjacent area.'

'As a precaution, eleven workers were sent to St Vincent’s Hospital nearby for medical evaluation.'

'Two were detained overnight.Combustion Unit No. 1, which was operating at the time, was shut down in an orderly and controlled manner.'

'The lime was contained within the building and did not escape into the environment and the incident had no impact whatsoever outside the plant.Both the EPA and the Health & Safety Authority were notified of the incident, and the company is co-operating fully with them.'


We may be halfway through the summer months already, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cool down with some ice tea. Here are five delicious ice-teas that you need to try.

Mint Lemonade Ice Tea
It’s easy to prepare, and the best part is you don’t have to be that strict on the amounts of mint and lemon for each glass.

Black Tea Lemonade
Perfect for the caffeine addicts out there. This ice tea is strong in flavour, but also gives you the kick you need to get through the day.

Lime Mint Ice Tea
Not that different from mint lemonade, and it’s perfect for those gorgeous summer evenings.

Smooth Ice Tea
Your basic cup of tea but it’s probably best to swap the milk for some ice with this one.

Ginger Ice Tea
A drink that’s perfect for summer and winter. You can transform this cool beverage into a hot drink by swapping the ice for some milk. Mmmm delicious.