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Brady welcomes progress on works at the former landfill at Woodbook Bray

18 December, 2017 - by John Brady TD

Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, John Brady, has welcomed moves to progress coastal protection works at Bray North Beach landfill.

Speaking after receiving an update from the Environmental Protection Agency, Teachta Brady said:

“I have been raising the issue of waste from the former landfill at North Beach being washed into the Irish Sea since my time on Wicklow County Council. The dump contains more than 104,000 cubic metres of waste including, broken asbestos tiles, and excessive levels of ammoniacal nitrogen, potassium and manganese in the ground water.

“After numerous discussions with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Wicklow County Council and the EPA for many months, I am delighted that coastal protection design options will be available next month. The successful tenders for this work, Malachy Walsh and Partners, have been working on these designs since the end of September.

“Once the designs are brought forward, the local authorities, the EPA and other relevant stakeholders will consider all options in consultation with the appropriate remediation options, which were outlined in the Tier 3 Risk Environmental Assessment report. These discussions will also involve the elected representatives. A public consultation is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2018.

“I am assured that regular beach inspections and clean ups continue to be carried out.

“I look forward to seeing the design options in January and continued consultation with all involved.”

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