"This is one of the most important stories of it's kind in Europe."
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?