The announcement of Kildare County Council’s plans for the remediation of the Kerdiffstown landfill site is a positive step forward according to Anthony Lawlor, Fine Gael TD for North Kildare.
“I have been working for a long time with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on securing funding for the remediation of the Kerdiffstown landfill. €8.5 million in exchequer funding has been secured for the Department’s landfill remediation budget and the Kerdiffstown project will be allocated a large portion of this funding. I welcome also the acknowledgement by Minister Kelly that this project is complex and will require ongoing funding for up to 7 years.”
“The project is very important for the people of Naas and the surrounding area. I know that today’s announcement is good news for the local community who have been impacted badly in past by odours coming from the 74 acre landfill. I commend the work of the EPA in monitoring the site over the last few years and I look forward to a briefing from the Council on their plans.”
“I urge the Council to complete the compulsory purchase order without delay and start the remediation upon the granting of licenses by An Bord Pleanála and the EPA. I understand that public consultation will be key to this project and I am sure residents will welcome regular community updates throughout the process.”
For further information, please visit http://www.kerdiffstowncleanup.ie
See also FAQs in relation to the project at this link Kerdiffstown FAQs