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Council must clean up ‘appalling’ Wicklow dump within three years

The Court of Appeal has upheld an order giving Wicklow County Council three years to clean up what it described as a huge and “appalling” illegal dump with a “Kafkaesque” history.  The council itself dumped vast amounts of waste on the illegal Whitestown site near Baltinglass over two decades and was aware, or should have been, from at least the mid-1990s of the “shocking” breach of the Waste Mana...
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Land Contamination: Risk Management – updated EA guidance

The Environment Agency (EA) published an update in June 2019 to the Model procedures for the management of land contamination (CLR11).  The updated online guidance is called: Land contamination: risk management (LCRM). Reformed content The EA has developed the reformed content based on the principles of CLR11. The scope, purpose and the framework of CLR11 remains the same. The reformed content: ...
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UK Chancellor’s fund for housing development on land in need of remediation

The UK government has announced that it will give £600m in funding to help deliver infrastructure projects that will unlock an estimated 50,000 homes.   Chancellor Sajid Javid revealed on Saturday that the money would be given to five new infrastructure projects across the country that would open up sites for housing development. The money will come from the Housing Infrastructure Fund, the £5.5b...
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The Power of a ‘Green’ Decommissioning, Remediation, and Redevelopment Plan

Economic pressures coupled with new and proposed regulations to reduce air emissions and regulate cooling water use and the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) continue to drive the closure and decommissioning of coal-fired power plants. Decommissioning a power plant and repurposing the site for future use is often a lengthy and complex process. Many coal-fired facilities ...
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Potential Brownfield housing site so contaminated workers would not be able to touch the soil

Engineers clearing a proposed Derbyshire housing site contaminated with industrial waste would have to wear protective clothing and masks.  They would also be advised not to let the soil they would be removing touch their skin.  It’s because of a legacy of the dumping of harmful industrial waste products at the site at Somercotes, including poisonous and cancer-causing chemicals. But a developer ...
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‘Premature to open park’ on polluted Haulbowline site

A report from 2017 has revealed that Cork County Council was warned that pollution on Haulbowline had “the potential to cause risks to any users of a potential future park” on the site. The document’s findings have led an environmental group to question why neither the council nor the Government revealed the results of the analysis of what is one of the country’s worst polluted former industria...
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Comprehensive overview of conducting Real Estate transactions in Ireland

Current trends in and future prospects for the real estate market (both commercial and residential) in Ireland The office market saw a record year of leasing in 2017, primarily in Dublin. In addition to natural growth, market analysis suggests Brexit added additional demand for office space. In the residential sector, house prices rose an average of 12.3% in 2017, mainly due to a continued l...
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Decades long row over homes on contaminated land

A new proposal has been submitted to build nearly 200 homes on a former brick works with developers vowing to end a 40-year planning saga.  Residents have fought developers targeting the old Nocks site in Erdington, UK for decades over concerns the site is heavily contaminated from its use as a landfill.  And now fears have been sparked again after Persimmon Homes - which has already obtained perm...
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Don’t let Contaminated Soil Remediation costs hit you like a ton of bricks

The New Lincoln Elementary School was demolished without fanfare this summer after years of standing vandalized and vacant in Lackawanna’s 1st Ward. Officials now face a soil remediation project with a price tag approaching $400,000.  “Asbestos was removed from the building before demolition, but petroleum used for heating the building had leaked from tanks into the soil,” said Drew Shapiro, Lacka...
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