"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
ccording to the QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment) issued by Shell the pressure in the Corrib pipeline will be up to 345 bar. Mr Dempsey says that a person will be safe 200 feet away from this. In Carlsbad New Mexico, in August 2000, a clean gas pipeline ruptured at 45 bar pressure and incinerated 12 people 676 feet away. Is Minister Dempsey mad?