Mayo County Council is ‘extremely dissatisfied’ that noise from the Corrib gas project exceeded the permitted levels this summer, and it says it has taken ‘more robust’ measures to prevent it from happening again.
Residents close to Corrib gas site at Glengad complained of ‘unbearable’ noise coming from the site over the June Bank Holiday weekend during hydro-testing works carried out by Shell EP Ireland. Despite the complaints, Mayo County Council officials at the time said they had ‘no issue’ with the noise levels. However, they were left red-faced when a Department of Environment report confirmed that there were noise-level breaches on June 3 and 4.
At last week’s month meeting of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee, Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh expressed her concern that no member of Mayo County Council was on site to monitor the noise levels and deal with the public’s concern.