Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Doel 1 & 2 Nuclear Power Plants Belgium

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Why is this consultation being undertaken?

In accordance with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (the Espoo Convention) and Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Aarhus Convention), the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage received notification from the Belgian Minister for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, of the intended extension of the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 nuclear power plants and the associated nuclear safety-related improvement works, inviting Ireland to participate in transboundary public consultation.

Details and documentation with respect to this transboundary public consultation are set out on the Council’s Consultation portal and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage website.

A member of the public may make a written submission or observation in relation to the potential transboundary environmental effects of the project, by sending them to their local planning authority, to be received by close of business on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at the latest. To make a  submission or observation  to Fingal County Council this can be done by post or email.

By post - Addressed to:

Senior Executive Officer, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X8Y2


By E-mail - Addressed to:   

[email protected]

Submissions or observations should not be made to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

For further information see:


Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation Decision on the extension of the operational life of the Doel 1 & 2 Nuclear Power Plants, located near the Port of Antwerp, Belgium


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