Question No. 211
To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his Department’s budgetary plans for 2014 regarding the Kerdiffstown landfill remediation project; the plans going forward with regard to the recommendations of the remedial options report published in July 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Anthony Lawlor.
For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 19th December, 2013.
Ref No: 54830/13
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently managing the Kerdiffstown landfill site, including works such as leachate and odour management. My Department continues to fund this work and will provide support for the ongoing remediation of the site again in 2014.
I understand that the EPA signed a contract on 27 February 2013 for the provision of site management services and for the development of an options report for the future remediation of the site. This Kerdiffstown Landfill Remediation Project Remedial Options Report, which is vital to ensuring that the best technical, environmental and most cost-effective solution for the site is chosen, was finalised in July. The EPA then carried out a consultation process on the report with the local community and elected representatives. In the context of the feedback received on the report, the EPA is currently examining the report recommendations and following its consideration and advice, I will bring a recommended course of action to Government for approval.