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    Smile Island View

    As I'm in Dub, I don't get to Cork Regularly, I'm hearing the view of the
    Island is improving everyday with the demolition of Ispaat, any1 got an up to-date picture?
    say one taken from Cobh. Cheers.

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    sorry to tell ya, but their isnt any change in the skyline, just give it a few weeks and ill fix ya up with a picture

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    Ah so digital camera hven't reached mav land yet!
    Just visiting

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    There is numerous canvas bags of Radioactive material on Rocky Island.
    Apparently the contents include scrap-iron from Chernobyl.

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    No there isnt.

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    sure bout that?

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    Yes. The EPA said so. Take it up with them. The radioactive materials found in Irish steel were not enough to fill a small tin of boot polish. These were used in the testing process. There is no waste stored on Rocky Island. However there is Toxic waste(from the steel process) stored on the Slagheap on the east of the Island.

    If there was radioactive material from Chernobyl on rocky Island, there would be a lot of the NS serving their contract in the Cancer ward at CUH. Adi Roche would be taking children from Ringaskiddy and bringing them to Limerick...

    Trust me, if what you say above had an ounce of truth, NOBODY in the NS would cross the bridge to go to work every morning.
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    Does anybody know whats going to happen with the land on which the steel is on now?
    I know the Dept of Enterprise owns it, but perhaps Dept of Defence could buy them out?

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    Dept of defence don't want it until it is a green field site. Otherwise they will get landed with the cost of cleanup, which would be better spent on replacing the entire fleet.

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    Lt Maccer now are entering intothe realms of fantasy....go check out rocky island for your self...given that at the time the department were at aloss regarding the loss of the facility..it is believed that it will be ceded to them regardless of cost!
    Just visiting

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    thx Goldie, thats an excellant view of the hrb. (except for the eyesore).

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    Latest photos, taken this evening, from the same spot as seen earlier. I don't know what the plans are for the dockside cranes.
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    Thanks Goldie, never notice how big those cranes were/are. must have been masked by the size of the buildings all the time.

    "I don't know what the plans are for the dockside cranes."

    paint them grey and use them for loading proposed new blue/green ship?????

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    The one closest to the camera is dead,has been for some time.

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    Heres a few I took this morning. It was freezing out so the quality isnt the best.
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    Latest news is all work has been halted because asbestos has been found.
    It'll be another month or so before they resume work.

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    Taken prior to Eithnes departure I notice....
    Just visiting

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    Ya i took them sunday morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt McCarthy
    Latest news is all work has been halted because asbestos has been found.
    It'll be another month or so before they resume work.
    Thats a Joke for starters. Every roof of every industrial building in Ireland built up to 1980 used asbestos. Even the PVs used it as lagging for the exhaut pipes. I remember there being a panic about 10 years ago when it was decided to replace it.

    If the demolition company decide to stop work now because they "discovered" it, then it means they do not have the correct expertise to demolish the building in the first place? Before demolition begun, their safety statement must have listed the type of materials they expected to encounter, and the methods and measures they would use to safely store and eventually dispose of these hazardous materials.

    A more likely story, is that they have moved into the furnace hall, which requires much more delicate demolition than the cooling bays, which were already stripped of their equipment..The East wall of the Furnace hall is also a load bearing wall,which carries one of the rails which the Flying dockside crane travels. This must be moved before any further demolition takes place.

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    This picture shows a better view..


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    The discovery of asbestos is not the contrators fault as it was not outlined in the original scope of works. This is the responsibility of the employer ( owner ). The asbestos that was discovered was not asbestos cement on roofs as mentioned by goldie but asbestos gaskets and lagging on the pipes which was not identified. Since the discovery all the right procedures have taken place in terms of ceasing work and carrying out proper surveys and is not just merely an excuse to cease work. The asbestos will be removed and the employer will have to pay the additional cost for not doing there job properly in the first place. Another prime example of getting it wrong

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    In slightly related news:

    Cork crematorium gets go ahead

    16 February 2006 16:07
    An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for a crematorium in Co Cork - the
    first such facility in the State outside Dublin.
    It will be sited on Rocky Island in Cork Harbour, and will cost €2.5
    million to build.
    The company behind the project, Strikemount Limited, said the crematorium
    should be operational by the end of the year.
    It is proposed that the crematorium will undertake five cremations per day.
    A spokesperson for the project welcomed the renewed endorsement of the Cork
    County Council decision by Bord Pleanála and said they expected strong
    demand from undertakers in the southern half of the country for the
    crematorium.
    The site on Rocky Island has lain unused since Irish Steel went into
    liquidation in 2001.

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    why dont the government give the whole island to the Naval Service is there a problem with that?

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    The Naval service don't need it, they have more than enough since N.M.C.I was built

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    Not only do they not need it, as i said before, if they express an interest, they could be lumbered with the cleanup bill.

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