Residents protest against Poolbeg Incinerator

The plant experienced an "uncontrolled release" last week

Residents protest against Poolbeg Incinerator

Image: Richard Chambers

Residents of Sandymount in Dublin are protesting this evening against the Poolbeg Incinerator.

An investigation is underway at the controversial plant - where 11 workers were hospitalised earlier this month after an 'unscheduled' discharge of lime.

Locals say they're frightened about the impact of the incinerator on their health.

The event was addressed by retired chemistry Professor Paul Connett - he says it's not too late to close the facility - and it wouldn't be tolerated elsewhere.