Midlands TD Calls For Government To Halt ESB Plans To Demolish Power Stations

The semt-state company has invited tenders for the demolishing of two midlands plants.

A midlands TD says government should tell the ESB to hold off on knocking down two peat-fired power stations in the region.

Last year, planners ruled against a proposal to switch the Shannonbridge plant from burning turf to burning biomass, including imported timber. 

Earlier this week, the ESB invited tenders for the two-year job of decommissioning and demolishing both the West Offaly and Lanesboro stations.

Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen says locals still face job losses and an uncertain future -- and the plants may still be of use:

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