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Brady welcomes progress on works to alleviate serious potential environmental damage at former Bray landfill

27 July, 2017 - by John Brady TD

Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow and East Carlow John Brady has welcomed progress on works to alleviate serious potential environmental damage at the former landfill at Bray harbour. 

Speaking after recent correspondence from the EPA, Teachta Brady said:

“I welcome the fact that steps are finally being taken to tackle the ongoing issue of waste from the former landfill at Bray harbour being washed into the Irish Sea.

  “The EPA has been engaging with both Wicklow County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to ensure that plans were put in place and proper action is taken as is the responsibility of both local authorities.

“I have been in constant communication with the EPA and both local authorities on this matter over the past year having worked on highlighting this issue for a number of years.

“I now understand from recent EPA correspondence to me that a number of actions are due to take place to progress actual works taking place at the site. A final report recommending the coastal protection options is imminent. Following that, a tendering process will begin to appoint a consulting engineer to design any coastal protection works. I also understand that a workshop will take place of the Area Committee Councillor’s to discuss the most appropriate remediation option.

“While it seems from my communication with the EPA that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have taken the lead to deal with this issue, it is essential that Wicklow County Council play their part in the decision making process. Wicklow County Council has a responsibility to the people of the area to ensure that the most appropriate option is chosen, one that the community will be satisfied with. So, it is essential that councillors from Bray Municipal District are part of any workshop to discuss the most appropriate remediation option.” 

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