Communities Against Lough Neagh Incinerator (CALNI) welcomes the contribution of 'Concerned poultry farmer' (Writeback, September 2). There needs to be a positive response to the needs of the poultry industry.
There is no 'do nothing' option. Sadly, Rose Energy and their supporters have categorised CALNI as being a bunch of 'Nimbys' (Not In My Back Yard). Nothing could be further from the truth.
CALNI has gone to considerable trouble and expense to ensure it makes a positive contribution to solving the poultry litter waste-disposal problem.
We have commissioned a thorough professional evaluation of suitable and available sites across Northern Ireland.
The report, which has been submitted to planners, clearly shows there are more suitable sites available for the technology proposed by Rose Energy.
Unlike the proposed Glenavy site, some would support the combined heat and power approach both your correspondent and the Government prefer.
As well as being unconvinced by the Rose Energy assertion that Glenavy is the only suitable site, we are also unconvinced that incineration is either the only or indeed the best available approach.
We are currently working with industrial partners on a further report which we are confident will show there is at least one alternative solution that is both technically and economically viable.
Such technologies do operate in normal industrial areas that have appropriate road links.
More to the point, they do not need the £30m subsidy from the taxpayer that Rose Energy are seeking.
The time for name-calling is over. Northern Ireland needs the best decision based upon all the facts. We should certainly have a public inquiry.