McIlveen launches £350,000 research initiative for Mobuoy Road Waste site

Contaminated Land
(Jul 4, 2016)

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Michelle McIlveen has officially launched a new £350,000 Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to encourage and stimulate the development of innovative remediation technologies for the Mobuoy Road waste site and other illegal waste sites.


Warning that toxic dump delays would breach Europe agreement

Contaminated Land
(Jun 27, 2016)

An environmental lobby group is warning that cutbacks or delays to the proposed clean-up of a toxic waste dump in Cork Harbour would breach a legal agreement between Ireland and the European Commission (EC).


'Grave concerns' over toxic waste dump clean-up delay

Contaminated Land
(Jun 20, 2016)

The organisation which represents the majority of the Naval Service says there can be no delay in cleaning up a toxic waste dump close to its headquarters in Cork harbour and claimed the Government has “a legal and moral obligation to safeguard those employed in the area”.


Twenty building sites sent material containing asbestos

Contaminated Land
(Jun 13, 2016)

Twenty building sites in Co Wicklow and Dublin have been supplied with material contaminated with a cancer-causing mineral from a local quarry.


Work to begin on Haulbowline island's toxic dump

Contaminated Land
(Jun 7, 2016)

Work is due to start shortly on clearing gantry cranes and other scrap metal from a toxic dump in Cork harbour, as a prelude to making the site safe and transforming it into a public park with playing pitches.


Clean-up at Haulbowline could face delay

Contaminated Land
(Jun 7, 2016)

Plans for a major clean-up of the former Irish Steel site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour could be delayed after the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform raised concerns about the scale of expenditure on the project.


Building sites sealed off over asbestos contamination fears

Contaminated Land
(Jun 7, 2016)

A number of building sites across Co Wicklow have been sealed off over fears they may be contaminated with naturally occurring asbestos, a cancer-causing mineral, contained in material from a local quarry.


Greencore adds €5m to bill for Carlow sugar site clean-up

Contaminated Land
(May 23, 2016)

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has set aside an additional £4m (€5.1m) to remediate its former sugar site in Carlow, bringing the total bill for rehabilitating its two former plants to about £25m (€32m).


More action required to protect soil in the city

Contaminated Land
(May 3, 2016)

Industrial activity, pollution and exploitation are degrading the quality of soils located in and around our cities, according to a report released last week by the European Environment Agency (EEA).


Details of €61m core remediation works timetable for Haulbowline

Comtaminated Land
(Jan 11, 2016)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced details of the timetable for a two-and-a-half year programme of core remediation works at Haulbowline Island.



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