S.E.A.T. CLAIMS INTERCONNECTOR WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO HEALTH

20 August 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

CALLS FOR FURTHER EXAMINATION OF FUTURE ENERGY REQUIREMENTS AHEAD OF PLANNING DECISION

Michael Fisher

A Co. Armagh based campaign group campaigning against the pylons has called on the North’s Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon MLA of the SDLP to rethink proposals for what they claim is a ‘dangerous’ high voltage cross-border electricity connection. The €286 million North South interconnector, stretching across five counties between Woodland in Co. Meath and Turleenan in Co. Tyrone and Meath is planned by EirGrid to link the island’s two separate power grids to give Northern Ireland greater access to electricity generated in the Republic.

The interconnector was supposed to go live by the final quarter of 2017 but has faced repeated planning challenges on either side of the border. Last week residents and businesses under the banner of Safe Electricity Armagh and Tyrone (SEAT) called on…

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