A heated meeting of residents in Skibbereen on July 19 reflected their anxieties about the hazards they fear if a plastics factory manufacturing ‘nurdles’ — polymer pellets — is built in the town, writes Damien Enright.
Last year, despite impassioned objections by locals, Cork County Council granted permission for Daly Products, an Irish branch of American company, RTP, to build a plastic compounds production unit on Baltimore Road, Skibbereen. Loud were the protests, and they continued last week.
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Irish Examiner 30/07/2018 : Manufacture of reviled plastic ‘nurdles’ a threat to Skibb’