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Corrib Pipeline - A rough guide to the Oral Hearing

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JM - Indymedia

Notes on An Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing

Corrib onshore gas pipeline application (An Bord Pleanala ref. 16 GA 0004, 16 DA 0004)

19th May – 25th June 2009

Produced by Pobal Chill Chomain
July 2009

The attached document comprises the majority of questioning put to the applicant (Shell E&P Ireland Ltd) by An Bord Pleanala, and includes a summary of the verbal responses given (NOTE: questions from Thursday June 11th not included).

This text is compiled from handwritten notes and should be read only as a guide to the hearing, in conjunction with the application particulars, Environmental Impact Statement, accompanying drawings and the various Briefs of Evidence and supplementary documents.

 

[extract]

Nigel Wright – Would you agree with the description of a mushroom cloud as described in the Advantica Report?

Philip Crossthwaite – Yes

NW – What height of mushroom cloud would you get at 345 bar (upstream of LVI)?

PC – We don’t have that information

NW – Then how were the heat radiation figures modelled?

PC – Using fireball model

NW – For 345 bar?

PC – Yes

NW – What testing was done for 345?

PC – Testing not done for 345, used UK HSE models

NW – Has 345 been verified?

PC – No, 345 is extrapolated

NW – So there is some error, due to extrapolation?

PC – Yes.

NW - Did you do full scale tests?

PC – No, it costs too much to carry out large-scale tests

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